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Modernization of elevators

Modernization, or elevator renovation, means that the elevator is upgraded by replacing parts such as drive system, electronics, and other wear parts. The elevator frame and other robust parts, which can live for several generations, can be preserved and become part of the upgraded elevator. A modernized elevator always meets today’s safety and legal requirements, gets superior travel comfort, becomes energy efficient and accessible.

Therefore, you should modernise

The cost of an elevator installation is halved by renovating the elevator instead of discarding the whole and installing a new one. It is not just the purchase and installation costs that are reduced by choosing to renovate and modernize. The time that the elevator needs to stand still decreases from up to five weeks down to between one to two weeks. At the same time, the opportunity to modernize again in the future is retained.

When an elevator starts to age, you should modernise it instead of replacing it. That will save money, time and lower the environmental impact.

Lower cost

A complete replacement of the elevator often binds the system to a single supplier, which increases the cost of repairs and spare parts if the elevator becomes broken. The elevator owner also finds it difficult to expose service of a newly installed elevator to competition. With elevator modernization from us, the owner is not tied to one supplier. An elevator modernization results in lower costs and there is the possibility of modernizing again and again. This means that if the property stands for 100 years, the original elevator can work for the same length of time.

Modernization instead of full replacement:


  • About 50% lower total cost over the lifespan of the elevator
  • Significantly lower service and repair costs
  • Open systems provide flexibility in choosing suppliers in the future


  • It is faster to modernize than to replace the entire elevator
  • The downtime is reduced by several weeks
  • Shorter delivery times

Sustainable elevators

  • Half environmental impact
  • The circular option
  • Robust components with a long service life

Therefore, you should modernize with Hydroware

We deliver products to various elevator modernizations all over the world. Since the start in 1998, we have had steady growth and we have developed a large network of service partners. From the beginning, we have worked with a circular mindset and are still the driving force in the industry. We always put quality and the environment first and are certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

To provide a flexible elevator ownership, our solutions are based on an open and modular system that is well adapted for further modernizations. We can also offer a worry-free elevator ownership in combination with various financing solutions.

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Our vision at Hydroware is inspired by circular economy. We want to be involved in building long-term sustainable elevator solutions where good finances are combined with everything being reusable or recycled.

— Kjell Johansson, founder of Hydroware

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