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Finland-based OEM receives big orders and buys Spanish supplier.

By Elevator World | December 1, 2016

Majority Stake Acquired in Spanish Company KONE has acquired a majority stake in Citylift, S.A., a Spanish company providing elevator installation, maintenance and modernization. Citylift has more than 5,000 elevators in service and 111 employees in 25 locations across Spain. Pierre Liautaud, KONE executive vice president and area director for South Europe, Middle East and…

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Decisions Made

By Elevator World | December 1, 2016

Companies refocus, purchase others, open facilities and more around the world. Toshiba Shifts Focus from Speed to Capacity With elevators theoretically reaching their maximum possible speeds, Toshiba Elevator is shifting its focus to capacity, the Nikkei Asian Review reported. From 2004 until this year, Toshiba held the world’s fastest elevator title with a pair of…

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Positions filled around the world.

By Elevator World | December 1, 2016

Durandet Named Managing Director of Wittur Europe Wittur has named Geoffroy Durandet managing director of Europe. In this role, he is responsible for European Sales and Operations and for driving Wittur growth across the continent. Prior to joining Wittur, Durandet held various senior positions with Otis, including managing director in Luxembourg, Canada, the U.K., Ireland…

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thyssenkrupp Wins Big Order for Doha Metro

By Elevator World | November 1, 2016

thyssenkrupp has been awarded a contract to manufacture, supply, install and maintain more than 500 elevators and escalators for Doha Metro’s Red Line North, Green Line and two additional stations in Qatar’s capital. Part of the Qatar Integrated Rail Project, the network will consist of four lines with plans for more than 100 stations spanning…

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Trio of Towers Greenlighted in Melbourne

By Elevator World | November 1, 2016

Officials in Melbourne, Australia, have approved a trio of towers that will include nearly 1,700 residences in the heart of the city’s central business district, World Architecture News reported. The first building in Melbourne Quarter will be the 40-story residential East Tower at 628 Flinders Street containing one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Lendlease is the…

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Striking Residential Tower for Downtown Vancouver

By Elevator World | November 1, 2016

Concord Pacific has said it plans to start construction soon on The Arc, a 29-story, 88-m-tall residential tower in the Yaletown district of downtown Vancouver, Canada, SkyRise Cities reported. Its striking design by Vancouver’s Kirkor Architects + Planners features twin towers connected by a three-story platform bridge containing amenities, the most notable of which is…

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A variety of installations and construction is underway and planned.

By Elevator World | November 1, 2016

Avire in Leeds Building Avire has installed its E-Motive iS2 LCD multimedia display at the City Exchange office building in Leeds, U.K.’s Trinity Leeds. After City Exchange’s lift service provider suggested the iS2 as a solution as part of a general refurbishment program, it was decided to upgrade the displays in the seven-story building’s four…

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Finnish corporation gets contracts around the world and again makes prestigious list.

By Elevator World | November 1, 2016

More Than 200 Units for Chongqing Metro KONE is providing more than 200 units to 30 stations within Chongqing Metro Line 5, a new north-south corridor under construction in Chongqing, China. The order includes 51 MonoSpace® and six MiniSpace® elevators, and 166 TransitMasterTM escalators. Describing the metro as “a major lifeline for the city” estimated…

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More big orders for Otis; tower rises near Taipei 101.

By Elevator World | November 1, 2016

Otis’ Momentum Continues with Array of Orders Otis is continuing its roll in China (ELEVATOR WORLD, October 2016) with orders to supply hundreds of Gen2® units to residential, recreational and hotel developments. First, Otis China is providing 208 elevators to Huahong Jiaxin Group for four high-end residential developments under construction in Wenzhou. Next, Xizi Otis…

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Schindler, Oleo, ELSCO and Sodimas grow their brands.

By Elevator World | November 1, 2016

Schindler Acquiring FB Group, XJ Distributor Schindler is expanding its presence in Germany and China. It is to fully acquire the FB Group, a Saxony, Germany-based elevator company. The medium-sized, family-owned business has a 20-year presence in the German elevator market. FB engages in the manufacturing, installation, modernization and maintenance of elevators and elevator components.…

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