Daily press, 2006-12-19, 10:19 AM
ThyssenKrupp Elevator completes three airport projects in Turkey in 2006
Thyssenkrupp Elevator has completed three airport terminal projects in Turkey in 2006, summing more than 15 million euros. The projects are: Ankara Esenboga Havalimani (Ankara), Mugla-Dalaman Havalimani (Dalaman) and Adnan Menderes Airport (Izmir).
“ThyssenKrupp Elevator has demonstrated its capacity to take on important government projects and complete them within a very rapid time-frame”, comments Javier del Pozo, CEO of ThyssenKrupp Elevator, Business Unit Southern Europe/Africa/Middle East, based in Madrid and developing business throughout the region.
The Ankara Esenboga Havalimani airport serves the nation’s capital Ankara. Close to four million passengers and 54,000 aircraft used the airport in 2005. For the new terminal, ThyssenKrupp Elevator provided 33 elevators, 38 escalators and eight moving walks, within a time frame of approximately a year.
In the case of Mugla-Dalaman Havalimani, which serves the touristic center of Dalaman, ThyssenKrupp Elevator provided 22 elevators and 24 escalators for the new terminal inaugurated in September 2006. More than three million customers used this airport in 2005, and close to 25,000 aircraft.
The Adnan Menderes Airport project involved the supply and installation of 36 elevators, 25 escalators and 26 moving walkways, as well as 10 passenger boarding bridges, was put into operation in the record time of 15 months. This airport provides service for Izmir (formerly Smyrna), the third largest port and business centre in Turkey, close to the increasingly touristy Adriatic West Coast.
ThyssenKrupp Elevator has had a company based in Istanbul as of five years ago which has been very active in the new installations market. As well as the above-mentioned airports, local company ThyssenKrupp Asansor has worked with Antalya and Erzurum airports and the Metros of major cities such as Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa and Kayseri. It has also worked with many hotels and shopping centres as well as cultural institutions and industrial groups.