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Swearings-in at association join rail and tall building plans made for London.

By Elevator World | April 1, 2021

LEIA Announces New Leadership The Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA) recently announced Alastair Stannah, managing director of Stannah Lifts, and Paul Turner, technical director of Schindler U.K. and Ireland, as its new president and vice president, respectively. Stannah has been with the family business for more than 20 years and heads its new lift…

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Mainland high-rise news includes contracts let

Mainland high-rise news includes contracts let

By Elevator World | April 1, 2021

Tall residential buildings planned, and timber being used in high rises. High-Rise Residences Multiply in Moscow Low interest rates, government-backed cheap mortgages and lockdown exemptions for construction companies are fueling a high-rise residential construction boom in Moscow, The Moscow Times reported in February. Citing data from Capital Group, the source observed more residential units in…

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VT, tall buildings coming to LRT lines and Vancouver

VT, tall buildings coming to LRT lines and Vancouver

By Elevator World | April 1, 2021

Otis Providing Hundreds of Units to LRT Projects Otis is providing hundreds of elevators and escalators to light rail transit (LRT) projects in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, the OEM announced in February. In Toronto, Otis is providing 111 heavy-duty, commercial-grade NPETM escalators for the Eglinton Crosstown line, part of the largest transit expansion in the…

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TKE

Acquisition, hiring and certification

By Elevator World | April 1, 2021

TKE thyssenkrupp Elevator Now TK Elevator With Global Brand TKE thyssenkrupp Elevator is now TK Elevator with global brand TKE, the company announced in February. The new name and logo follows the company’s becoming a standalone entity following its purchase by a consortium of Advent, Cinven and RAG AG in February 2020 (ELEVATOR WORLD, April…

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Magic Cube

Hitachi Elevator, KONE add more than 260 units in Shanghai, Chengdu.

By Elevator World | April 1, 2021

Chengdu. Hitachi Elevator Providing 201 Units to Shanghai Metro. KONE Providing 60 Units for Chengdu Magic Cube.

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Building completion, training and other industry news from Dubai, Egypt and Iran

Building completion, training and other industry news from Dubai, Egypt and Iran

By Elevator World | March 1, 2021

TELME NLP Training at Dubai Chamber of Commerce Toshiba Elevator Middle East LLC (TELME) employees took part in a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) session at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce as part of TELME’s corporate social responsibility efforts on December 6, 2020. Conducted by NLP practitioner Chitra Pillai, the 2-1/2-h session included an overview of how…

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Updates on Blain, Hitachi Elevator and ZHA

Updates on Blain, Hitachi Elevator and ZHA

By Elevator World | March 1, 2021

Blain Hydraulics Opens Shanghai Location Blain Hydraulics GmbH has opened a location in Shanghai to expand its footprint in China, the company announced in January. The move came within five years of the German supplier expanding in India, Turkey, Brazil and the U.S. Marking 50 years in business in 2021, Blain aims “to expand further…

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Industry shopping and contract join Manchester and Birmingham development news

Industry shopping and contract join Manchester and Birmingham development news

By Elevator World | March 1, 2021

Schmersal Introduces “Webshop” The Schmersal Group has unveiled a new “webshop” for customers in the U.K. and Ireland. It links Schmersal’s online catalog to an automated ordering and shipping system, “creating a convenient and secure purchasing tool available to customers around the clock,” according to the Malvern, U.K.-based company. Approximately 6,000 safety and automation products,…

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Updates from across the country

Updates from across the country

By Elevator World | March 1, 2021

CECA Postpones Halifax Convention; Looks to Montreal in 2022 The Canadian Elevator Contractors Association (CECA) has postponed its 2021 Halifax convention to June 2023. The CECA Board of Directors said the decision, announced in January, was based on: Nova Scotia COVID-19 regulations regarding in-person meetings and a mandated two-week quarantine for anyone entering the province…

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Subcontinent sees record, expo date set, award and certification

Subcontinent sees record, expo date set, award and certification

By Elevator World | March 1, 2021

TJEI Records 161-Elevator Order, Its Largest Toshiba Johnson Elevators (India) Pvt. Ltd. (TJEI) has secured its largest residential segment order for design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 161 fully imported Toshiba elevators spread across eight residential projects in Pune. The units run at 1.75 m/s, serving contractor VTP Group’s projects including Blue Water, Pegasus,…

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