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TKE First-Of-Its-Kind Twin Installation in Paris La Défense

TKE First-Of-Its-Kind Twin Installation in Paris La Défense

By Elevator World | March 15, 2021

TKE installed two escalators and 16 lifts, including eight high-speed TWINs, featuring two cabins operating independently in one shaft for a total of 16 cabins, in the 33-story Trinity Tower, designed by Jean-Luc Crochon in Paris’ La Défense district. Two of the TWIN lifts operate in panoramic shafts that run the entire height of the…

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TKE Installs Fastest Elevators in Western Canada

TKE Installs Fastest Elevators in Western Canada

By Elevator World | March 12, 2021

TKE manufactured and installed the fastest elevators in western Canada at the 729-ft-tall, 60-story Telus Sky in Calgary. The trio of residential elevators travel at up to 1,600 ft/min and are part of a 17-elevator order for the mixed-use tower, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and developed by Telus Corp. and 7th Avenue Sky Partnership.…

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Schindler Installation Robot R.I.S.E. Deployed in Dubai

Schindler Installation Robot R.I.S.E. Deployed in Dubai

By Elevator World | March 12, 2021

Schindler’s elevator installation robot R.I.S.E. is being used at the 340-m-tall Uptown Tower in Dubai, the third deployment of the technology after its use in 2020 at Trlllple in Vienna, Austria, and Varso Tower in Warsaw, Poland, Global Construction Review (GCR) reports. Besix subsidiary Six Construct is using R.I.S.E. (which stands for Robotic Installation System for Elevators)…

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Irish Rail to Address VT at 22 Stations in 2021

Irish Rail to Address VT at 22 Stations in 2021

By Elevator World | March 12, 2021

TheJournal.ie recently reported on Irish Rail’s accessibility-driven plans to upgrade or replace vertical transportation (VT) at 22 stations this year. The service confirmed a total of 22 stations — 10 of which are in Dublin — earmarked for the work. Templemore, Thurles, Ballybrophy, Laytown, Leixlip Louisa Bridge, Monasterevin, Tullamore, Athlone and Ballinasloe stations are to get…

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In Memoriam: Ernest James Cox

In Memoriam: Ernest James Cox

By Elevator World | March 12, 2021

Ernest James “Ernie” Cox, manager of Markham, Canada-based Vertex Industries Inc., passed away in February after a three-year battle with cancer at age 81. He worked up until he was admitted to the hospital on February 5. Cox made many friends during old car gatherings, through the elevator industry, vacationing on Christian Island and attending…

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Schindler CEO Bullish on VT Market

Schindler CEO Bullish on VT Market

By Elevator World | February 23, 2021

Schindler CEO Thomas Oetterli is bullish on the vertical-transportation (VT) market and said pandemic-related health concerns could boost income as clients retrofit their VT systems with controllers, air-purification systems and remote-calling capabilities, the Financial Times reports. Joining companies big and small, Schindler launched eight “clean mobility” solutions in 2020. Oetterli said long-terms trends such as urbanization will…

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Abels Joins Schumacher as VP

Abels Joins Schumacher as VP

By Elevator World | February 23, 2021

Bret Abels has joined Schumacher Elevator Co. in Denver, Iowa, as vice president (VP) of business development. Here, he will help identify strategic business opportunities to continue moving the company forward. He was most recently president and chief operating officer of O’Keefe Elevator in Omaha, Nebraska. He sat on the board of the National Association…

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In Memoriam: Mostafa Abdel Hamid El Sisy

In Memoriam: Mostafa Abdel Hamid El Sisy

By Elevator World | February 23, 2021

Mostafa Abdel Hamid El Sisy, a resident of Cairo and ELEVATOR WORLD Middle East translator, passed away on January 28 at age 68. El Sisy had 42 years’ experience in the vertical-transportation industry, working for 30 years at Marryat & Scott Egypt as installation manager, then general manager. After receiving his pension, he served as…

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thyssenkrupp Makes Swedish Acquisition

thyssenkrupp Makes Swedish Acquisition

By Elevator World | February 23, 2021

thyssenkrupp is acquiring Stockholm-based Sdiptech AB, which has a maintenance portfolio of 9,500 units, the OEM announced on February 19. Companies operating under the Sdiptech umbrella employ 115 and generated revenue of EUR30 million (US$36 million) in fiscal 2020. Subject to approval by Swedish authorities, the deal is expected to close in April. The acquisition…

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Element Elevators’ Modernization Contract In Toronto

By Elevator World | February 22, 2021

Richmond Hill, Canada-based Element Elevators, Inc., recently won a contract from the City of Toronto to modernize a trio of traction elevators at the Toronto Reference Library, a reflection of what Element co-owner Bogdan Rus describes as “dramatic growth” at the company. Element will be retrofitting the red, panoramic elevators, which were featured in a…

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