Johnson Lifts Launches “WATCH” an IOT Based Smart Service Technology


Johnson Lifts introduces WATCH – an IoT-based wireless software device that senses, monitors, and alerts. WATCH (Wireless Assessment to Troubleshoot Channelize & Host) is wireless software that connects your lifts to the data center through the IoT device in the lift|elevator. This new technology will enable real-time monitoring of lifts| elevators, sense and alert a team of highly skilled technicians to provide immediate assistance to customers and also maintain a trouble-free performance of lift|elevator thereby improving its reliability.


A vast amount of essential data is collected through the sensors installed in all the vital components of the lift. The behavior and condition of the lifts|elevators are continuously monitored and effectively measured thereby improving equipment performance and predicting possible defects and breakdowns.

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National IOT Data Center at Johnson Lifts’ Head Quarters – Chennai

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Actual fitting of IoT device in the Lift Controller

The Johnson Lifts|elevator installed WATCH system ensures the transition to modern digital lifts ensuring seamless vertical transportation for customers. The major benefit of this technology is to analyze predictively the wear and tear of crucial components for timely replacement thereby improving the lift performance, also breakdown, Passenger Trap real-time alerts are sent to the Johnson Lifts’ service technician to immediately attend and analyze and ensure quick response.

In efficient troubleshooting, the data are transmitted to the server via the internet and the same will be displayed in the dashboard. All the data are stored in the server with time stamps so that the data history can be used for referral purposes in the future. The IoT ecosystem consists of web-enabled smart devices that use embedded systems like sensors or communication hardware to collect, send, or act on any data that they acquire from the environment. The devices do most of the work without any human intervention, although people can interact with the devices to give instructions or access the data.

Johnson Lifts aims at giving customers the best services using WATCH technology. It is committed to providing safety, excellent services, and consistent performance for its consumers.


JOHNSON LIFTS, manufacturers of lifts and escalators, based at Chennai are the market leaders in the Lift industry and they have multi factories and operations across pan India and Overseas. This leading and most popular brand leads the market as no.1 in sales turn over, over a decade against all renowned MNC’S. JOHNSON LIFTS is truly MADE IN INDIA Company established in 1963,and has been growing consistently year on year.

Lift industry has been constantly growing with the urbanization and the consistent growth and expansion in tier 1 & 2 cities creating opportunities for housing, malls & commercial complexes. Along with it the growth in the public infrastructure systems like the modernization of airports, railway stations, metro line connectivities and foot over bridges in junctions has been pushing the industry to expand their manufacturing facilities and moreover created opportunities for technical man power increasing year on year. Since the lifts and escalators are technical products needing high level of periodical service and maintenance, trained & skilled man power in sufficient quantity has been a yearly requirement. Keeping this requirement in mind and to generate regular skilled man power for the industry and JOHNSON LIFTS being pioneer in this field with its social responsibility envisaged to develop a skill manpower pool through intensive engineering training by nurturing and molding students during the curriculum thereby build a career for individuals. KNOW MORE

Being the leader, JOHNSON LIFTS initiated process and started working with Director of technical education (DOTE) and college to integrate a syllabus for Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering for industry based education which ensure individual to acquire industry skill and opportunity for employment. Undertaking focused approach, Johnson Lifts Introduced Industry based Elective Subject on Vertical Transportation System in DEE stream at one of the leading institution PACR polytechnic College at rural location of Rajapalayam in Tamilnadu with the preapproval of Directorate of Technical Education.

The overall process was initiated as PACR College Team visit to Johnson Lifts in November 2017, post which JOHNSON LIFT steam visit to College in June 2018 for understanding of infrastructure and faculty teams, also to analyse the location for lab facilities and TWO independent complete lift shafts.Upon understanding and required approvals JOHNSON LIFTS Signed MOU in June 2018 and established the complete lab facilities and lift shafts in October 2018.

The total expenditure of 45 lakhs was towards establishing the equipment and miniature modules and special unit machines and controllers, maintenance set up with required mechanical and electrical tools and safety items for laboratory. In ensuring hands on experience of lifts components two lift shafts were built and complete lift materials were supplied to institution for the course. The complete set ups as required for the course not only helps student and institution but larger benefit to this rural Society, College.  It will ensure opportunity for passing student to get placement and employment in various Organizations.

The complete lab and lift shafts established by JOHNSON LIFTS in record time was inaugurated on 3rd Dec 2018 in a grand manner with the presence of Ramco Group Chairman, Johnson lift’s Director , Executive Director , HR – GM,  SHE – DGM , College Principle, College HODs etc. PACR institution along with JOHNSON LIFTS ensured process of communication in the institution for this IBE Course and individuals require to appear for written test, upon successful evaluation they are selected for this special course. All selected candidates are guided to a prospecting carrier path on successful completion of course.

Our integrated micro level set up to ensure quality hands on theoretical and technical knowledge ensuring individuals upon passing are ready for employments. The First batch of twenty students with IBE course started in December 2018.The entire course man hours as approved by DOTE for theoretical, practical are scheduled and adhered on regular integrated schedules of JOHNSON LIFTS faculties.

All the sessions are reviewed on periodical intervals, both theory and practical sessions are evaluated by means of regular assignments, unit completion test and model test prior to FINAL exams. Team of twenty students on successful completion of diploma course with IBE, are being employed in JOHNSON LIFTS after an interview process.

JOHNSON LIFTS’S utmost motive and goal of uplifting the needy time to time, has focused and ensured society is fed with its benefits. The said course is opportunity for long term commitment from PACR and JOHNSON LIFTS to develop not only right skill but also self-esteem of individuals.


Mega Job Fair by Government of Tamil Nadu

Johnson Lifts participated in a Mega Job Fair organized by Labour  Welfare & Skill Development Department (Government of Tamil Nadu) on 15th October 2022  at New College. Chennai.  Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nādu and Honorable Ministers visited the job fair and  issued offer letters to some of the candidates.

Students of ITI and Diploma Trades across Tamil Nadu participated and approximately 50 plus students were selected by the  Johnson Lifts’ Team.

Please find Photos taken during the Job fair  ( Mr.Thiagarajan, Manager (HR) along with Mr.Ramcharan, HR Chennai Region with Mr. Veera Raghava Rao, IAS, Director of Employment & Training and other government officials of Employment and Training Department)

July Job Drive

Johnson Lifts conducted campus interviews at various cities as part of their annual job drive proposition. These campus interviews were held at Poly Technic and ITI Institutes in Chennai,  Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Over 200+ Students of Electrical, Fitter and Wireman in ITI and Diploma Trades background participated and were selected. The selected candidates will be joining as trainees and placed in Johnson Lifts. Wishing all the young talents a great start at Johnson Lifts.


Students from the following Institutes participated the campus placements

  • Ambattur Government ITI Institute – Ambattur, Chennai
  • Sri Nallalagu Nadar Polytechnic College – Puzhal, Chennai
  • Thakkar Bapa Industrial Training Institute – T.Nagar, Chennai
  • Shree Charkghar Swami ITI Institute – Pune
  • Mulabagilu Govt Polytechnic College – Bangalore
  • Maulana Azad National Urdu University – Hyderabad

Thakkar Bapa Industrial Training Institute

Sri Nallalagu Nadar Polytechnic College 

Shree Charkghar Swami ITI Institute

Mulabagilu Govt Polytechnic College

Ambattur Government ITI Institute

Maulana Azad National Urdu University

Johnson lifts job vacancy


Twenty Diploma Candidates were selected from P.A.C. Ramasamy Raja Polytechnic College from the campus interview conducted on 6th July 2022 as per the special Lift Technology program.  Earlier in Feb 2022 a course titled ‘Vertical Transportation System’ was conducted to the final year students pursing EEE. These students were exposed to real technology and industry experts training.  The students were interviewed and shortlisted and now placed in various branches PAN India. We wish the candidates a great future in Johnson Lifts.























Planning for an activity as you might be aware of starts with researching, analyzing, anticipating and later influencing by an expert who is repeatedly involved in doing a task, day in and day out.

It is more so when you are at the helm of designing Vertical Transportation needs by way of accommodating Elevators (Lifts), Escalators and Travelator into your project.

What if the expertise and years of continuously updated knowledge is fed to you when you are in dire need of knowledge.

Undoubtedly, you save your time and the time of your team which would have been spent otherwise in learning to find the right fit to your requirement?

And, yes it leads to the availability of a precious spare time that is earned after having completed the activity before the scheduled time.

To be specific, let me take an example for you from the Lift Industry:

In the absence of an expert guidance for the design of vertical transportation needs in your variety of projects,

“Where will you as an architect, a civil contractor, a project management consultant or as a structural engineer, look to find and access to the resources that can be related to your continuously changing project needs?”

How do you even know whether the resources availing the information are expert views and trust worthy?

Can you take the risk of learning by way of experimenting in your client’s project? a straight no right.

At Johnson Lifts, our idea behind developing a Planning Guide was to

  1. Disseminate invaluable information gathered through years of learning. Quite an asset, right!
  2. Provide a first-hand expert guidance to you the Architect, the Contractor, the PMC and the Structural Engineers knowing well that you are the key stake holders of a civil construction project.
  3. Hand-Holding you right from the first stage of drawing the plan till the final stage of putting the plan into perspective that is till the point of erecting an elevator into your project

So, what is the need of Johnson Lifts Planning Guide to you?

It assists you in planning for:

  • Lift shaft dimensions being specific to every single project and the relevant type of mechanism that is Machine Room Less (MRL) or Machine Room.
  • Deciding on the suitable car cabin and its aesthetics.
  • Selecting the flooring type, displays, fixtures and ceilings that make the project look more attractive.

Pick up a Johnson Planning Guide hard copy or a soft copy when you are working on one or more than one of these projects of Individual Homes, Residential Apartments, Commercial Complexes, Hospitals, Hotels, Malls, Education Institutes, Hospitals, Government Infrastructure and so on.

“Be assured, this guide is designed with the learnings both good and bad attained after having served a wide variety of projects for 5 decades.”