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LUTZ Elevators is your expert in all aspects of the lift industry. Our range of services encompasses planning, manufacture and assembly of installations in new and existing buildings as well as repair, maintenance, modernisation and restoration. Flexibility and close relations with the customer are always our key concern. Here you can find your personal contact person for your specific request:

Your contact person

Marcello Pantke

Tel: +49 40 72769 118

Elevator technology and partner-based customer relationships have been the focus of his work for nearly three decades. He accompanies the product from the first blueprint to its installation and beyond, and he knows how to efficiently implement the most diverse requirements in terms of technology and design.

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Michael Schuster

Tel: +49 40 72769 188

From container ships to mega yachts – Michael Schuster has many years of experience dealing with service and scheduling requirements in the maritime industry. As an expert well-versed in onshore and offshore operations, he is responsible for coordinating our technicians’ global assignments. He is your first point of contact when it comes to maritime elevators, whether you require repair and modernisation, inspection and certification or an entirely new lift system.

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Dirk Dethlefsen

Tel: +49 40 727 69 273

Dirk Dethlefsen understands elevator technology and customer requirements down to the very last detail. He is committed to finding the optimal solution for any project he is involved in. His dedication is also rooted in the ten years he has spent at LUTZ Elevators, where he has honed his skills and gained experience in the fields of maintenance and sales.

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Marvin Wörner

Tel: 040-72769-218

Marvin Wörner is a certified mechatronics engineer and has completed training to become an industrial business administrator. He understands the technology and knows the customers’ quality expectations with regard to a lift system from LUTZ Elevators. Finding the optimal solution for a project is always his key focus. He not only has extensive expertise and skills but also acts as an interface between the suppliers and the individual competence centres within the LUTZ Group.


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Eva Hillmer

Tel: +49 40 72769 248

Our customers can always count on Eva Hillmer. She was instrumental in setting up the new accounting system at LUTZ Elevators and has spent many years getting to knows the ins and outs of the company and its processes. Thanks to her extensive know-how, she is the primary point of contact for customer’s questions.

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Svenja Grimm

Tel: +49 40 72769 158

As head of the service centre, all that matters to her is the satisfaction of each and every one of the LUTZ customers. She is a bastion of calm, even when things get a little hectic. By taking a proactive approach, she always manages to turn problems into solutions.

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The effective alternative.

Our specialists are trained to quickly recognise when it makes more sense to modernise an elevator than to build an entirely new installation. The two main aspects to be considered are visual and/or technical issues. A step-by-step refurbishment can also be a viable alternative. Either way, you benefit from our experience.

When flexible thinking is coupled with indestructible statics

There are many possible reasons for modernising your lift installation:

  • You want to preserve the value of your investment
  • Your lift no longer meets the relevant technical specifications and legal requirements 
  • The style and look of your lift installation no longer corresponds with your building’s overall appearance
  • You appreciate the individual design of your historic lift – but at the same time you want to incorporate modern technology and a high level of reliability
  • You prefer to make phased investments in modernisation instead of being forced to raise the total amount for a new construction in one fell swoop
  • You will find detailed information covering all aspects of modernisation on the following pages. Feel free to consult us at length. We would be happy to work with you in developing an individual concept for your lift installation

When the right solution comes from one source

Modernisation as a viable alternative.

Around half of all elevators currently in operation in Germany are older than 20 years. A large number of them no longer meet present-day requirements in many respects. However, it does not necessarily mean that these lift systems have to be replaced. Frequently, an inspection will reveal that a refurbishment or modernisation is not only possible but, in many cases, makes more sense than a complete renewal. 

This is where we have a competitive advantage:

Since the company was first founded in 1927, LUTZ Elevators has actively shaped every era of elevator construction. Today, these many years of experience have turned us into experts in the modernisation of lifts. As a result, we are always able to offer our customers the best solution to satisfy their interests and not forced to hastily recommend a new construction for lack of viable alternatives.

Design and appearance

A facelift certainly pays off.

Many older lift systems no longer meet the building’s aesthetic demands. A modernisation or refurbishment can visually enhance your elevator system and possibly upgrade the value of your real estate.

There are virtually no limits in terms of design and visual appearance. Whether you choose glass, metal or premium hardwoods – there are many individual solutions available when it comes to the panelling for your lift cabin.

When selecting functional elements like control panels or additional technology such as TFT or LCD display monitors, your options are just as diverse.

Efficiency and function

Value retention through modernisation.

Elevator systems older than 30 years are particularly prone to signs of wear and tear. This is where modernisation or refurbishment measures can simultaneously lead to value retention.

Installing the latest technology can reduce energy consumption by up to fifty per cent. What is more, it significantly enhances comfort, for example by actively reducing noise levels. Modern control systems improve reliability and also maintain the elevator’s function and value in the long term.

Technology and safety

Modernisation ensures reliable operations.

Technical defects as well as safety hazards are prime incentives for modernising an elevator. Apart from general wear, the most common reasons for taking action are a worn-down drive unit, defunct control unit as well as old doors on antiquated lift systems.

As a result of wear and tear, not only can the number of faults or failures increase but the level of noise emitted during elevator rides; also, the lift might not stop flush with the platform. Added to this is the introduction of stricter legal requirements. 

The new specifications regarding lift technology are often so far-reaching, particularly in the case of very old lift systems, that they can hardly be resolved using existing materials and components, making a modernisation unavoidable.

Current projects

Fascinating Time Travel

In days gone by, Marlene Dietrich might well have taken the lift in this grand, five-storey art nouveau building in Berlin’s Schöneberg district. The historic elevator is located behind one of the staircase walls and had been taken out of service decades ago.

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Transparent and elegant

As part of the core refurbishment of a landmarked terraced house in Hamburg, the specialists at LUTZ Elevators have succeeded in creating an architectural and technical masterpiece. The wheelchair-accessible lift was integrated into an existing elevator shaft. 

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Robust and reliable

A total of four lifts, in two elevator groups, were modernised at this eight-storey holiday resort in the Baltic port of Damp. Apart from technical perfection and reliability, the most important requirements were to provide a high degree of robustness, coupled with functionality and an attractive design.

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Refurbishing an outdated elevator system can be a profitable option. It increases the value of a property and reduces energy costs.

New lustre for an old lift

Historic elevators take on a certain patina that lends them a unique charm. When restoring these lift installations, we do so with a strong passion for details. The result is state-of-the art technology concealed behind a façade steeped in history.

When the extraordinary is commonplace

Restoring a one-of-a-kind lift requires sure instincts and expertise.

A real highlight in our business is the modernisation of historic lift systems. Working with elevators that date back to a time when each lift was unmistakably unique, allows us to draw on our long years of experience and bring all our engineering expertise to bear.

Craftsmanship, a comprehensive understanding of design but also the necessary sensitivity to preserve the spirit of a bygone era – those are the qualifications we have acquired over the course of our long tradition of manufacturing our own elevators.

With our team of specialists, our own workshop and our well-stocked spare parts warehouse, we are in the perfect position to restore your historic lift, modernise it and prepare it for the challenges of the future.

Recommissioning a historic passenger lift

Historic elevators: town house in Berlin.

Originally built in 1911, the passenger lift in the wellhole of a Berlin town house was put back into service by LUTZ Elevators. The objective was to retain the visual appearance and update the lift, bringing it in line with the latest technical specifications. The wooden cabin and wrought-iron revolving doors were restored, the wire mesh of the shaft frame was repaired and a brand new cabin frame was manufactured. The comprehensive modernisation measures comprised the installation of a new drive unit including elevator ropes, a modern control unit and new safety components in the door fittings.