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Henning ELVI 2 Wins Liftinstituut Certification for CAT5 Testing

By Elevator World | November 1, 2020

Schwelm, Germany-based Henning’s ELVI 2 Elevator Inspection System has received ASME A17.7-2007/CSA B44.7-07 performance certification from Notified Body Liftinstituut as an alternative system for Category 5 (CAT5) testing, according to Kevin Heling of Wurtec, Henning’s distributor for the U.S. and Canada. The certification means that the baseline requirement for an alternative method of CAT5 testing…

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EU Adopts Efficiency Legislation

By Elevator World | May 1, 2018

The European Federation of Elevator Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EFESME) reported that the European Union (EU) has adopted a series of legislative acts with the goal of improving energy efficiency and reducing the environmental impact of buildings and industrial products. Among them is Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 on energy labeling and directives 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency,…

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Otis Lands Big Retail Maintenance Contract in Germany

By Elevator World | October 1, 2017

Otis has signed a contract with The KaDeWe Group to maintain approximately 180 installations at KaDeWe in Berlin, Oberpollinger in Munich and Alsterhaus in Hamburg, all department stores owned by KaDeWe in Germany. Units to be maintained are 44 elevators, 124 escalators and one platform lift. Jans Wein, construction manager at KaDeWe, stated: “Otis has…

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KONE Acquires Established German Firm

By Elevator World | September 1, 2017

KONE has acquired Alois Kasper GmbH of Nonnweiler, Germany, founded in 1945 as a hoist specialist that evolved into an elevator installation, maintenance and modernization specialist. Today, the company has approximately 80 employees and more than 1,100 elevators in service. KONE Executive Vice President for Central and North Europe Thomas Hinnerskov said KONE is “very…

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Organizers Project Largest Interlift to Date

By Elevator World | July 1, 2017

AFAG Messen und Ausstellungen GmbH, organizer of Interlift, planned in Augsburg, Germany, on October 17-20, predict this year’s event will be the largest ever, with approximately 600 exhibitors. This represents a 10% increase from 2015. By May, 430 exhibitors had registered from more than 40 countries. Big topics this year include new International Organization for…

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Heilbronn Elevator Days Draws Hundreds

By Elevator World | June 1, 2017

The Technical Academy of Heilbronn (TAH), based in Heilbronn, Germany, brought together nearly 350 industry professionals for the 34th Heilbronn Elevator Days conference on March 7-8. The event drew technical experts mainly from German-speaking countries, including Austria and Switzerland. The majority of the participants were from TÜV-affiliated inspection companies or public-safety institutions. While similar to…

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Otis to Deliver, Modernize More Than 1,600 Units

By Elevator World | April 1, 2016

Massive contracts received in India, Asia. Largest Order in India to Date Otis has been awarded its largest order in India to date. It will provide Mantri Developers Pvt. Ltd. with more than 1,000 elevators and escalators for residential, commercial and retail projects throughout the country. Otis India President Sebi Joseph said Otis is confident…

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NAESA, EHC Global make major appointments.

By Elevator World | February 1, 2016

Shepherd Appointed NAESA Executive Director Robert D. “Bob” Shepherd has been appointed NAESA International executive director. He retired from Otis in 2015 as manager of Codes and Product Safety for North and South American Operations. He comes to NAESA with extensive field, managerial and code experience, having joined the elevator industry in 1973 as a…

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