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Hydraulic-Elevators-in-Europe-—-The-Return

Hydraulic Elevators in Europe — The Return

By Elevator World | April 1, 2018

In-depth LCA heralds a turnaround for more reliable technology in surprising applications. High-rise elevators that travel at 15 mps are on the exciting new edge of the elevator industry, but most machines installed every year are much less exciting. The residential market across the globe represents 52.39% of the total market, and, in these applications,…

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Growth-Is-Back

Growth Is Back!

By Elevator World | February 1, 2018

Latest market statistics give Italian VT industry reason for cautious optimism. [1] Two years ago, your author wondered if the Italian lift industry would see the light at the end of the tunnel.[1] The answer is given by AssoAscensori President Robert Zappa. He recently said, “Following the drop caused by the crisis, the Italian market…

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Indian-Elevator-Market-on-the-Fast-Track

Indian Elevator Market on the Fast Track

By Elevator World | January 1, 2018

This article is based on a report titled “The Future of Elevator and Escalator Market in India to 2021” published by Madras Consultancy Group of Chennai, India. The full report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Indian elevator and escalator markets and detailed forecasts through 2021. It is available at elevatorbooks.com. . . . Editor…

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Global-Top-Ten-Elevator-Companies

Global Top Ten Elevator Companies

By Elevator World | December 1, 2017

Elevator Observation — a neutral, China-based performance assessment for elevator and escalator manufacturers in the global market — published the following commentary in September. . . . Editor translated by Peng Jie, EW Correspondent In spite of the impact from fluctuations in the global economy and building industry, along with changes and adjustments in the…

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Architecture and Tall Buildings

By Elevator World | July 1, 2017

KPF looks at the bigger picture in its forward-thinking building designs. The Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) design firm is more than 40 years old and based in New York City with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and London, and a site office in Abu Dhabi. Our Hong Kong office is young for us, opened…

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A-Shift-in-Focus

A Shift in Focus

By Elevator World | July 1, 2017

Exiting the race to develop the world’s fastest elevator, Toshiba is focusing on greater capacity to fulfill growing demand from across Asia. Until being surpassed by the high-speed elevators in Shanghai Tower (ELEVATOR WORLD, July 2013), Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems’ two elevators in Taipei 101 had been the world’s fastest elevators in commercial operation,…

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Mid-Atlantic

Mid-Atlantic

By Elevator World | March 1, 2017

The region that includes the Northeast megalopolis is keeping vertical-transportation companies busy, and the outlook is bright. New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia and Maryland: all are generating plenty of work these days for the big OEMs, independents, consultants and suppliers. Many describe 2016 as the best year they’ve seen since 2008,…

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Keeping-People-Moving-in-India

Keeping People Moving in India

By Elevator World | December 1, 2016

Indian Railways is modernizing rail stations with vertical-transportation equipment, and manufacturers are reaping the rewards. As India strives to serve its growing population with safe, reliable, efficient infrastructure, government-owned Indian Railways (IR) has embarked on an effort to equip as many of its stations as possible with vertical-transportation equipment. IR demands elevators and escalators that…

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Africa

Africa

By Elevator World | September 1, 2016

Increasing urbanization and a growing retail sector, particularly in South Africa, present opportunities for vertical-transportation companies. As urbanization continues in Africa, the continent’s cities strive to address issues, such as the need for more space and energy conservation. These issues, along with a robust retail sector in South Africa, create opportunities for vertical-transportation companies, especially…

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Independent-Spirit

Independent Spirit

By Kaija Wilkinson | August 1, 2016

Their numbers have dwindled, but Chicago independents are thriving thanks to employee loyalty, lucrative projects, cooperation with colleagues and capitalizing on their niches. by Caleb Givens and Kaija Wilkinson Decades ago, the Chicago Yellow Pages contained two pages of independent elevator companies. Today, they take up only a fraction of a page. Although the business…

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