It's truly inspiring to learn about the remarkable journey of our MD sir Late Shri. Vallaichamy Rajagopalan in the elevator industry spanning over 50 years. His story exemplifies perseverance, innovation, and the drive to excel against all odds.

Starting his career in 1969 with a degree in Electrical Engineering, he gained invaluable experience in the industry working with M/s Ion exchange India Limited before transitioning to the elevator sector. His initial years with market leader M/s OTIS provided him with the foundational expertise and exposure to various aspects of elevator technology.

In 1978, fueled by his ambition and desire for excellence, he co-founded City Lift and Engineering Company with a vision to deliver superior quality elevator services. The success of this endeavor propelled him to venture into manufacturing with the establishment of City Lifts (India) Pvt Limited in 1985, setting up a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Thane.

Recognizing the potential in the high-speed elevator segment, he embarked on a journey of innovation, investing in R&D to develop cutting-edge technology and high-quality products. His relentless pursuit of excellence resulted in City Lifts becoming a listed company in 1993, marking a significant milestone in its journey.

Beyond elevators, his visionary leadership extended to diversification into automated car parking systems, positioning City Lifts as a pioneering player in both verticals. Today, City Lifts stands as a testament to his unwavering commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction, with a strong presence in high-speed elevators and high-end car parking solutions.

His journey from humble beginnings to achieving remarkable milestones, from 0.5 mps to 5.0 mps speed elevators, serves as an inspiration to all aspiring entrepreneurs and industry professionals. His legacy of excellence and forward-thinking approach will continue to drive City Lifts towards new heights of success in the years to come.

Shri. V. Rajagopalan

Late. Shri. V. Rajagopalan
Managing Director
6/08/1948 - 24/08/2023

Elevate Your Expectations

Navin Rajagopalan

Navin Rajagopalan

Elevate Your Expectations

City Lift India Redefining the Vertical Transportation Industry

Dear Esteemed Visitors,

Warm greetings from City Lift India, Mumbai. I trust this message finds you well.

I extend my heartfelt welcome to our website.

Recognizing the tremendous growth potential within the Indian economy, City Lift India has been steadfastly catering to the burgeoning elevator market since 1980, marking nearly four decades of dedicated service. At present, we proudly stand as one of the foremost suppliers of elevators in India.

As a unified team, our paramount objective is to bolster market confidence by consistently delivering products and services of unparalleled quality, thereby ensuring absolute customer satisfaction. We are resolute in our commitment to perpetually refine our services, offering an extensive range of products while upholding operational excellence across all facets of our operations.

Our core policy revolves around ensuring passengers' safe and comfortable movement while earnestly striving to contribute meaningfully to society. We firmly believe that fostering an open and constructive dialogue with our esteemed customers is imperative. Understanding the challenges faced by our customers drives us to collaboratively seek optimal solutions through what we term as "collaborative creation."

City Lift India persists in its unwavering pursuit of being chosen by customers as their premier solution partner.

Yours sincerely,

Navin Rajagopalan
City Lift (India) Ltd.


Our organization's success is driven by the unwavering dedication of our team. We've assembled a highly skilled and experienced group of professionals who bring rich expertise to our domain. They form the backbone of our organization, persistently striving for its improvement. Furthermore, these professionals collaborate closely, ensuring that our range of elevators consistently meets and exceeds industry standards.

Our diligent team comprises the following professionals:




    Quality controllers


    Sales and marketing representatives




    R&D professionals


    Skilled labourers




Managing Director




Balasubramanya Shrinivas Rao (lovingly called as Bala Sir), serving as Executive Director in the Engineering Department, has been an integral part of the company since its inception. With over 35 years of expertise in engineering, he holds the position of Technical Director.

His extensive experience and profound knowledge in the field make him a valuable asset. Bala Sir seamlessly combines his technical prowess with excellent human resource management skills, ensuring optimal performance and cohesion within the team. He exemplifies dedication, leadership, and proficiency, contributing significantly to the company's success and growth trajectory.


Thilagar Karuvel Rajan, appointed as General Manager in the Operations Department, joined the company on May 5th, 1989, marking over three decades of dedicated service. With a seamless blend of business acumen and operational expertise, he plays a pivotal role in steering the company towards its goals and objectives.

Thilagar adeptly utilizes his extensive experience to optimize operational processes, ensuring efficiency and productivity across all levels. His strategic insights and leadership qualities contribute significantly to the company's success, making him an invaluable asset. Thilagar is emblematic of commitment, proficiency, and relentless pursuit of excellence within the organization.


Bharat Jangonda Patil, appointed as Assistant General Manager in the Erection Department, joined the company on September 16th, 2016, bringing a wealth of expertise to the installation team. With a Diploma in Electrical Engineering coupled with a BA in Public Administration, Bharat spearheads the installation team with precision and proficiency.

His strong involvement in PWD licensing work showcases his commitment to regulatory compliance and operational excellence. Bharat's strategic leadership and technical prowess play a pivotal role in ensuring the successful execution of projects. He embodies dedication, competence, and meticulous attention to detail, making him a key asset to the organization.


Ghanshyam Yadav, assuming the role of Assistant General Manager in the Commissioning Department since April 1st, 2022, boasts an extensive 30-year career trajectory. Heading the Commissioning Team, he demonstrates unparalleled expertise in executing the entire installation process, from inception to fruition, with remarkable precision.

Ghanshyam's adeptness in budget analysis ensures optimal resource allocation, contributing to project success and financial viability. His profound knowledge and hands-on experience exemplify his commitment to delivering excellence in every facet of commissioning operations. Ghanshyam emerges as a stalwart leader, blending strategic foresight with operational proficiency, thereby solidifying his invaluable contribution to organizational objectives.


Nitin Kamlakar Gadade, appointed as Head of Maintenance since February 20th, 2023, brings over 30 years of diverse expertise spanning Maintenance, Installation, and Commissioning. Renowned for his composed demeanor, Nitin fosters robust relationships with customers, underscoring his commitment to exceptional service delivery. Leveraging his extensive knowledge and skill set, he adeptly develops, implements, and maintains procedural frameworks, ensuring operational efficiency and adherence to standards.

Nitin's proactive approach includes regular training sessions to impart crucial SOP knowledge to field staff, empowering them for optimal performance. His leadership exemplifies dedication, versatility, and a relentless pursuit of excellence, driving organizational success and customer satisfaction.


Vinay Panchal, serving as Assistant General Manager in Maintenance since March 24th, 2021, holds a distinguished Automobile Engineering Degree from a prestigious institution, boasting 14 years of comprehensive experience in the Mechanical Industry. Leveraging his technical acumen, Vinay offers invaluable guidance to staff, ensuring seamless business operations. His leadership fosters an inclusive team environment, where every member feels valued and motivated.

Vinay's adeptness in creating cohesive teams not only enhances productivity but also nurtures a culture of collaboration and innovation. His commitment to excellence and team empowerment epitomizes his pivotal role in driving organizational success and fostering a thriving work environment.


Vipul Ahuja, appointed as Assistant General Manager in Sales since December 1st, 2022, brings a wealth of experience in Sales and Marketing across both Direct and Corporate segments. Demonstrating exceptional prowess in achieving business goals, Vipul showcases a robust ability to cultivate and maintain customer relationships while effectively leading frontline sales teams.

His strategic approach and adeptness in understanding market dynamics contribute significantly to the company's growth trajectory. Vipul's leadership fosters a culture of excellence and collaboration within the sales department, ensuring alignment with organizational objectives and driving sustained success in meeting sales targets.

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