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Design Selected For Frankfurt’s Tallest Building

Design Selected For Frankfurt’s Tallest Building

By Elevator World | January 10, 2022

Ferdinand Heide Architekt has been selected to develop a high-rise complex in Frankfurt, Germany, that will be the city’s tallest structure upon completion, Arch Daily reports. The company was selected following an international design competition with the winning proposal titled “Millennium Areal.” The winning design by Ferdinand Heide imagines the construction of a 280-m office and hotel tower for Tower…

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57 High-Peformance Sustainable TKE Units For Frankfurt Project

57 High-Peformance, Sustainable TKE Units For Frankfurt Project

By Elevator World | December 3, 2021

TK Elevator (TKE) will provide 57 high-performance, sustainable elevators and escalators to Frankfurt, Germany’s FOUR, a mixed-use development that includes four 233-, 173-, 120- and 100-m-tall towers connected at the base by a multistory plinth. Designed by Ben van Berke of UNStudio and developed by Groß & Partner, FOUR will be served by four escalators…

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TKE's New Brand Identity Wins Two Red Dot Awards

TKE’s New Brand Identity Wins Two Red Dot Awards

By Elevator World | November 18, 2021

Since February 2021, newly identified TK Elevator (TKE) of Düsseldorf, Germany, has presented itself as a leading global provider of elevators and escalators under its new brand identity and design. These changes were recognized by the well-regarded Red Dot Award in the categories “Brand Design & Identity” and “Corporate Design & Identity,” which judged that…

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TKE Reorganizes Communications, Marketing Department

By Elevator World | October 19, 2021

Düsseldorf, Germany-based TK Elevator (TKE), has reorganized its Communications and Marketing department, the global company announced in October, a move that installed four key executives. Dr. Anahid Rickmann was named head of the department at the beginning of October. Trained as a political scientist, she comes to TKE from Swiss automotive supplier Autoneum, where she…

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Berlin Renovation Features Wood-Encased Escalators

Berlin Renovation Features Wood-Encased Escalators

By Elevator World | October 14, 2021

Architecture firm OMA has completed the first quadrant of its masterplan and renovation of the Kaufhaus Des Westens (KaDeWe) department store in Berlin, Designboom reports. The project, launched in 2016, saw the transformation of a 90,000-m2 historic building into four quadrants, breaking down the original mass into a design of smaller and more easily accessible and navigable sections. Guests are treated to a stunning…

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Market Updates: Germany and Austria

Market Updates: Germany and Austria

By Undine Stricker-Berghoff | October 1, 2021

A look at each country’s economic situation and the impact on their VT sectors

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TK Elevator Announces Changes To Management Board In Germany

TK Elevator Announces Changes To Management Board In Germany

By Elevator World | July 13, 2021

TK Elevator (TKE) has announced two new changes to its management board in Germany, effective October 1. Dr. Phillip Voet van Vormizeele will succeed Dr. Detlef Hunsdiek, who is retiring, in the position of chief human resources officer (CHRO), and will oversee HR and legal, compliance, data protection and labor relations. Kevin Lavallee will assume…

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Germany’s Kubler Group Achieves Record Turnover

Germany’s Kubler Group Achieves Record Turnover

By Elevator World | May 17, 2021

Elevators are among industries “feeling a revival,” according to Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany-based Kübler Group Managing Director of Sales and Marketing Martin Huth. This revival helped usher in a successful first quarter 2021 on the heels of positivity already felt at the close of 2020, according to Kübler. Despite pandemic-related challenges and an electronics component shortage, the…

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92 Otis Escalators Part of Munich Metro Modernization

92 Otis Escalators Part of Munich Metro Modernization

By Elevator World | April 26, 2021

Through 2026, Otis Germany will install 92 heavy-duty NPETM escalators at 18 stations of the Munich Metro, bringing the number of escalators the OEM has supplied to the system since 1985 to 500. Part of an ongoing modernization, the escalators will be manufactured at Otis’ facility in Breclav, Czech Republic. In announcing the deal in April,…

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Ingenuity by Design

Ingenuity by Design

By Kaija Wilkinson | April 1, 2021

The evolution of an elevator handrail installation system is detailed in this Company Spotlight.

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