OEMs and suppliers win work, grow and form partnerships.
Hyundai in China, South Korea and Malaysia, and JV in Vietnam
65 Units in Harbin, China, Metro Extension
In one of several announcements in the summer Hyundai Elevator Newsletter, the company said it won a contract for 65 elevators and escalators to be installed in the Harbin Metro Line 1 extension in Harbin, China. The KRW7.4-billion (US$6.5-million) project broke ground in June with the installation of 10 elevators and 55 escalators at five subway stations. Hyundai said it now has the biggest elevator presence in the metro, 117 elevators, including 52 in Line 3 stations. The company said it also “gives a green light to Hyundai’s bids for Metro Lines 2 and 3, consecutively, from the second half of this year ”
31 Elevators for Ilsan, South Korea’s The Sharp Gravista
Hyundai won a bid for 31 elevators at 53-story multipurpose The Sharp Gravista in the planned city of Ilsan in South Korea’s Goyang, Gyeonggi Province. The contract, worth KRW6 billion (US$5.3 million), is to install high-speed elevators reaching speeds up to 4 mps (20 units) and 3.5 mps (10 units). Hyundai planned to break ground in September and complete installation early next year. POSCO Engineering & Construction is in charge of construction of the building, situated next to Ilsan KINTEX Exhibition Center.
Malaysian Office Move
Hyundai Elevator Malaysia Sdn Bhd (HEM) has relocated its office to KL Gateway, a key Hyundai Elevator construction site in Kuala Lumpur. The new office boasts conference and lecture rooms, and is easily accessible to a subway station. KL Gateway, in the heart of the city, is a multipurpose complex in which Hyundai has installed and operated 51 elevators, 56 escalators, five moving walks and 1,238 automatic-parking-system pallets. As it houses the largest number of Hyundai Elevator’s products in Malaysia, the company expects it to serve as a showroom for visitors and customers.
JV Grows in Competitive Vietnam
Though only having been in Vietnam for five years, Hyundai Elevator Tanh Cong Vietnam (HETCV, a joint venture [ JV] between Hyundai Elevator and Thanh Cong) aims to sell some 400 new elevators and offer maintenance for more than 1,000 elevators. Expanding its presence into the south-central region of the country under the slogan “Provide Quality-Build Trust,” HETCV is focusing on making each project a success to meet its goals. The company noted Vietnam is witnessing an increasing number of large investments and construction projects for new towns, social infrastructure, luxury apartment complexes and trade centers. It added:
“As the demand for elevators continues to soar in tandem with this nationwide development, the installation market is expected to reach 4,000 units a year. Hundreds of global and local businesses are competing against each other in the market.”
HETCV has the fourth-largest market share in Vietnam, having grown to holding 8% this year from 5.5% in 2015. It has installed more than 1,000 elevators and escalators across such major cities as Ho Chi Minh City (the Terra Royal Building) and Hanoi (the country’s tallest building, Keangnam Landmark 72, where HETCV’s headquarters is located; D’capitale Tran Duy Hung; Lotte Hanoi Center; and Hillstate Apartment Building). It also has offices in Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City. The office in Da Nang, its most recent, is a move to expand its presence into the south-central region, which it expects to help more than double its total performance in the coming years.
KONE Providing 50 Units to Madrid Mixed-Use Project
KONE will provide 50 pieces of vertical-transportation (VT) equipment to the Caleido mixed-use development in Madrid (ELEVATOR WORLD, August 2018). Spanning more than 70,000 m2 and including a 36-story tower containing Spain’s first “vertical campus,” Caleido is being developed by Espacio Caleido and was designed by Fenwick & Iribarren and Serrano-Suñer. The order includes 18 6-mps MiniSpaceTM, 24 machine-room-less MonoSpace® and four TranSysTM heavy-duty service elevators, along with four TravelMasterTM 110 escalators. In addition to the Instituto de Empresa university campus, the lower part of the structure will house a medical clinic, commercial space, restaurants and large green zones. The VT system will be enhanced by destination-control and KONE Access systems. InfoScreens will deliver information in a multimedia format, and 24/7 Connected Services will provide remote maintenance monitoring.
Carlos Silva to Supply Mexican Projects with Elevator Drives
Barcelona-based Carlos Silva SA has been selected to provide Control Techniques E300 elevator drives (EW, December 2013) to two public projects in Mexico: a hospital modernization and a new train line. For the first phase of the hospital-modernization program, the drives will go into hundreds of lifts at public facilities in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Tampico, Toluca, Merida, Ciudad Valles, Ensenada, Nuevo Leon and Chihuahua. As of August, nearly 80 elevators had been installed. Carlos Silva was also selected to provide the drives for a train-station project that involves installation of 75 elevators in 18 stations in Guadalajara.
Rosemor Adds Distributors
Rosemor International Ltd., a U.K.-based escalator cleaning- machine supplier (EW, May 2018), announced in August that it gained new dealers in the U.S., Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Belgium and China. It has also set up an arrangement with a local U.S. nationwide service and maintenance provider for aftersales support. In the U.S. and Canada, USA-CLEAN, Inc. is the exclusive distributor for Rosemor’s machines. Established in 1986, Decatur, Illinois-based USA-CLEAN has grown into one of the largest independent providers of repair service and parts for floor-cleaning equipment in North America. It reported it will also be rolling out a new dealer program for direct sales throughout both countries.
Rosemor added that it “has had breakthrough selling to new markets, such as Iran, Hong Kong, India, China and Romania.” It has supplied escalator cleaning machines worldwide for more than 20 years. The products find uses in department stores, shopping malls, metro stations, airports and stadiums.
thyssenkrupp Maintaining Stockholm Metro
thyssenkrupp set up a new branch to oversee maintenance of the approximately 220 escalators and 220 elevators in 80 stations on the 110-km-long Stockholms tunnelbana, the Swedish capital’s metro system. The contract launched this summer and will continue for eight years. Signed with Stockholm’s public- transportation company Storstockhoms Lokaltrafik, the contract is one of the biggest of its kind in Sweden. Up to 270 million people use the system each year (more than half a million per day). thyssenkrupp Elevator CEO Andreas Schierenbeck said:
“As city populations continue to grow, passenger crowding at metro-station junctions and at peak hours are rising as well, so it is essential to offer transportation solutions that save time and meet the requirements of urbanization.”
Renown Becomes Torin Distributor
Renown Electric Motors and Repairs Inc. has entered a strategic partnership with Torin Drive International. Renown will be an authorized service provider and distributor of Torin’s elevator parts and equipment. Torin is a Concord, Canada-based global manufacturer of elevator traction machines with the capacity to produce more than 150,000 CSA Group- and ASME A17- compliant machines a year.