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BIM Software Now Integrates MULTI

By Elevator World | January 1, 2021

Thyssenkrupp Elevator’s MULTI system is now easier to integrate into building designs thanks to DigiPara’s automatic building information modeling (BIM) program, thyssenkrupp announced in November 2020. Using DigiPara’s Liftdesigner capabilities, building designers can now integrate MULTI early in the process. The new software enables 3D model configuration with only a few clicks, and designs and…

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A new association and pandemic-response technology for Chennai metro and Hyderabad airport join metro work.

By Elevator World | January 1, 2021

Industry Association EECMAI Launches The Elevator & Escalator Component Manufacturers Association of India (EECMAI) registered with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs on September 10, 2020. Members met virtually on September 19, 2020, and unanimously elected Suraj Thodimarath of Wittur president, Hiren Panchal of Apson Inc. vice president, Kumara Swamy of Monteferro secretary, Nayan Movaliya of…

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Schindler, thyssenkrupp and KONE are among newsmakers from around the region.

By Elevator World | January 1, 2021

Schindler to Provide 74 Escalators for Riyadh Airport Schindler has won a contract to supply 74 escalators for a modernization project at Terminals 1, 2 and the Royal Terminal of King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Trade Arabia reported in October 2020. Schindler signed the deal with the Riyadh Airports Co. (RAC)…

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Journal Reports on Coronavirus/Elevators Study

By Elevator World | January 1, 2021

The professional journal Indoor Air published a report in September detailing an investigation into how long aerosol droplets of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 persist in hospital elevators and offered specific measures to reduce the risk of transmitting the disease. The investigators, funded by the University of Amsterdam, using a special spray nozzle that could…

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Strong Hitachi and KONE presence manifests in large contracts.

By Elevator World | January 1, 2021

Hitachi VT Bids to Provide 250 Elevators for Nine Projects Won Hitachi Elevator (China) has won bids to provide 250 elevators and related services for nine projects with the Shum Yip Group, Hitachi announced in November 2020. Shum Yip, wholly owned by Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government, is a large enterprise group that focuses on real…

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Otis in La Défense, Paris

By Elevator World | January 1, 2021

Double-Deck Elevators for Alto Tower Otis’ first SkyRise® double-deck elevators in France are part of a vertical-transportation (VT) system serving the new 150-m-tall Alto Tower, a 38-story office tower developed by Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and La Défense Public Development Agency in the La Défense business district (ELEVATOR WORLD, September 2018). Designed by IF Architects,…

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Major transition, award and partnership are detailed.

By Elevator World | January 1, 2021

Otis Names Calleja President of EMEA Operations Otis has named Bernardo Calleja president, Otis Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA), the company announced in November 2020. Calleja has been interim Otis EMEA president since October 1, 2020, replacing Mark Eubanks, who left the company in September. An industrial engineer by training, Calleja began his career…

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Business acquisition and upgrade join tall-building news from around the Great White North

By Elevator World | December 1, 2020

LATTA Elevators Acquires Escalator Company LEE ATTA Elevators Corp., based in Concord, has acquired Leading Edge Escalators Inc. (LEE), based in Oshawa, ATTA CEO Mark Attanasio announced in October. LEE founders Sam Ala and Cale Anderson will oversee day-to-day operations of ATTA’s new escalator division, serving national corporate clients, government agencies and commercial property owners.…

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KONE and Hitachi help lead the industry with contracts, event

By Elevator World | December 1, 2020

KONE Wins 95-Unit Order for Mixed-Use Project in Xi’an KONE has won a contract to supply 95 elevators and escalators for Nanfeihong Plaza, a mixed-use development in Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi province in Northwest China, the company announced in October. The 470,000-m2 development, centered in Xi’an’s Yanta district, will include a shopping mall, a…

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Appointments contracts and project news from Italy to Ireland

Appointments, contracts and project news from Italy to Ireland

By Elevator World | December 1, 2020

Schindler Names Simeon-Aissaoui to Group Executive Committee Schindler Holding AG has appointed Sabine Simeon-Aissaoui, head of supply chain Europe, to its group executive committee responsible for its escalators supply chain, effective January 1, 2021. She succeeds Egbert Weisshaar, who is retiring after more than 27 years with Schindler. The group executive committee now consists of…

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