Marking a major milestone in the company’s ambition, Thyssenkrupp Elevator opens its newest plant and test tower in Zhongshan City, China.
Inaugurating the world’s highest elevator test towers in Zhongshan, China, Andreas Schierenbeck, CEO at thyssenkrupp Elevator said the following:
“It is always our ambition to be close to our customers, and the testing process is important to ensure we can flex to what people really want and need. China is an exciting territory to be operating in, with as many as 500,000 units being installed each year – so it was a natural choice to build our first international test tower there.”
Standing at 248 meters high (31 floors above the ground), the test tower stole show at the opening ceremony. One of the tallest test towers in the world and demonstrating company’s leadership in elevator innovation, the test tower can be used to trial new concepts and product pilots. The 13 shafts test tower will be soon utilized to test new high- speed elevator that aims to reach speeds up to 18 meters per second and the world’s first rope- less elevator called MULTI.
Thyssenkrupp Elevator also has a test tower in Germany that it inaugurated last October.
About Thyssenkrupp Elevator:
Headquartered in Germany, Thyssenkrupp Elevator manufactures, installs, modernizes, and maintains elevators for a range of buildings. Serving customers in 150 countries and with a sales of €7.7 billion in fiscal 2016/2017, Thyssenkrupp Elevator is a truly world’s leading elevator companies that employ around 50000 highly skilled employees. The product portfolio of the company includes elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair lifts and tailored service solutions.