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Popular expo changes hands, education kicks off, and Olympics affiliation shows support.

By Elevator World | May 1, 2016

IEE Expo Sold Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt. Ltd., the Indian subsidiary of global trade fair organizer Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, has acquired the International Elevator and Escalator (IEE) Expo from Virgo Communications and Exhibitions. The acquisition further broadens Messe Frankfurt’s participation in the building-technology sector, marking the 20th event the Indian subsidiary organizes.…

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Building recognition and contracts lead the busy market.

By Elevator World | May 1, 2016

China Tall Building Awards The China International Exchange Committee for Tall Buildings (CITAB) and Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) have announced award recipients for the inaugural CITAB-CTBUH 2016 China Tall Building Awards. With the support of the Architectural Society of China and the Architectural Society of China Shanghai, the first year of…

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Restructuring, acquisitions and partnership involve major and independent companies.

By Elevator World | May 1, 2016

New CEO, CFO Named as Wittur/Sematic Deal Closes The Wittur Group has announced Patrik Wohlhauser as its new CEO. Wohlhauser was formerly chief operating officer at Evonik Industries AG. Frank Schulkes, former chief financial officer (CFO) and executive vice president of GE Healthcare, has been named Wittur CFO. The news comes after Walter Rohregger resigned…

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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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OEMs Tap New Leaders

By Elevator World | March 1, 2016

Global, regional changes put in place. Changes at the Top at Schindler Alfred N. Schindler, great-grandson of the cofounder of Schindler, Robert Schindler, announced that he plans to step down as chairman in 2017, prompting upper-management promotions. Current Chief Executive Silvio Napoli becomes a board member and chairman designate. Napoli will be replaced in April…

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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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Adding Staff Around the World

By Elevator World | January 1, 2016

Consultancy Lerch Bates continues to set the pace in new hires. Compes Managing Schmersal’s Marketing Department Constanze Compes is now managing Schmersal Group’s Marketing Department. She is responsible for marketing strategy and management of the company’s marketing activities worldwide. She previously owned and managed a technical planning office for event technology for industrial automation technology…

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ThyssenKrupp makes a major investment in India, and companies join forces to expand reach.

By Elevator World | December 1, 2015

ThyssenKrupp Selects Chakan for First Elevator Plant in India ThyssenKrupp broke ground on October 13 in Chakan, India, on what will be its first elevator plant in India. Upon completion, the US$50.3-million plant is expected to have a capacity of 6,000 elevators per annum. ThyssenKrupp cited India’s robust and growing elevator market as the reason…

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Business-Transactions

Business Transactions

By Elevator World | November 1, 2015

Acquisitions abound as companies make strategic moves. KONE Forms T&I Division, Appoints CTO KONE has established a Technology & Innovation (T&I) division and appointed Tomio Pihkala (ELEVATOR WORLD, November 2013), formerly head of Operations Development, chief technology officer (CTO). T&I brings together the R&D and Information Technology departments. Mikko Korte, formerly head of New Equipment,…

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A look at Europe as Interlift takes place mid month.

By Elevator World | October 1, 2015

U.K. Firm Reflects on European Industry Lift and Escalator Jobs (LEJ) of the U.K. reported in August that the vertical-transportation industry is “thriving,” pointing to the fact that this year’s Interlift exhibition is set to be the biggest yet. (2013 saw 18,900 visitors at the Augsburg Trade Fair Centre in Germany, with that number due…

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