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Indian VT Consultancy PAPL Opens Second Office In Chennai

Indian VT Consultancy PAPL Opens Second Office In Chennai

By Elevator World | January 13, 2022

Krishna Kumar Ravi, president and CEO of Indian vertical-transportation (VT) consultancy PAPL Corp., recently announced that PAPL opened its second office in Chennai, which houses its design and inspection teams. “Thanks to all PAPLites, customers and well-wishers who have supported us all these years,” Ravi said, expressing particular gratitude to Sri Kausalya Constructions Ltd. Managing…

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LRTA In Manila Working To Fix Defective VT Units

LRTA In Manila Working To Fix Defective VT Units

By Elevator World | January 11, 2022

The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) in Manila, Philippines, is working to fix 12 defective vertical-transportation (VT) units after a photo of a disabled person climbing stairs as two authority personnel carried his wheelchair went viral, philstar GLOBAL is among outlets to report. Of 13 elevators and escalators serving LRT Line 2, only one is functional, and…

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TKE Provides Nearly 200 Units For Asia-Pacific Sites

TKE Provides Nearly 200 Units For Asia-Pacific Sites

By Elevator World | January 5, 2022

TK Elevator (TKE) is handling two major vertical-transportation projects in Asia-Pacific countries, the OEM reports. In China, the company is the source for 97 meta200 elevators and two escalators at the Zhong’an Chuanggu Technology Park in Hefei, Anhui. The technology-focused start-up hub was certified a “Two-star Building” for green buildings, design by the China government’s Ministry of Housing and…

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3Phase Merges Gable To Expand Its VT Service

3Phase Merges Gable To Expand Its VT Service

By Elevator World | December 28, 2021

3Phase Elevator has absorbed Ohio-based Gable Elevator in a merger, the Canton, Massachusetts, vertical-transportation (VT) company reported on December 22. Gable, a provider of elevator maintenance, repair and modernization services, has centers in the Cleveland and Columbus markets. The merger will give 3Phase a strong presence in Ohio, part of the company’s national expansion. Gable…

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Chains in the VT Industry

Chains in the VT Industry

By Ken Smith | December 1, 2021

These important components transmit power and convey items, so they must be diligently maintained.

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Unlocking Africa’s R&D

Unlocking Africa’s R&D

By Shem Oirere | December 1, 2021

African VT companies’ efforts to succeed in a crowded export market

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A Story of Destruction and Rebirth

A Story of Destruction and Rebirth

By Carmen Maldacena | December 1, 2021

Iconic Llao Llao Hotel in Argentine Patagonia and its VT system continue to enchant.

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Brooklyn NYC Supertall With TKE VT Tops Out

Brooklyn NYC Supertall With TKE VT Tops Out

By Elevator World | November 4, 2021

SHoP Architects and JDS Development Group’s The Brooklyn Tower at 9 DeKalb Avenue has reached its final height, ArchDaily reports. The monumental tower stands at 1,066 ft, becoming the first supertall skyscraper in NYC’s outer boroughs. The Brooklyn Tower represents a large-scale adaptive reuse project, revitalizing NYC’s historic Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn. The tower’s striking…

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Mitsubishi Electric to Integrate VT Division Into Subsidiary

By Elevator World | October 19, 2021

Mitsubishi Electric Corp. will transfer its Building Systems business and assets, which include manufacture and sales of vertical-transportation (VT) equipment such as elevators and escalators, to its wholly owned subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric Building Techno-Service Co., Ltd. (MELTEC), Mitsubishi Electric announced on October 18. Building Systems is one of Mitsubishi Electric’s key growth areas, and the…

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Liftinstituut Introduces Video Discussions

Liftinstituut Introduces Video Discussions

By Elevator World | October 14, 2021

Liftinstituut, Europe’s leading organization for conducting certification and inspection of elevators and escalators, has recently introduced “Liftinstituut Expert Sessions,” a series of short videos in which experts share their knowledge, experience and views on different vertical-transportation subjects. Viewers involved with elevator and escalator safety, including inspectors, engineers and repair/maintenance technicians, will find discussions of topical…

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