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thyssenkrupp Elevator to enter a new era as an independent company – closing completed

Jul 31, 2020

  • Acquisition by leading private equity firms Advent International (“Advent”) and Cinven successfully completed.
  • All relevant regulatory authorities have approved the acquisition without conditions.
  • New owners intend to apply their collective expertise and capital resources to accelerate organic growth and support on acquisitions.
  • “The successful closing marks a new chapter in our company’s history,” says Peter Walker, CEO thyssenkrupp Elevator.

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Open for everyone: accessibility to buildings and public transportation

Jul 27, 2020

As urban populations continue to boom, the importance of ensuring all residents have equal access to transportation and public services has never been greater. URBAN HUB finds out what measures typically create easy accessibility for residents with low mobility and what new solutions are out there.

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MULTI ensures social distancing while maintaining high passenger throughput

Jul 9, 2020

COVID-19 is not only challenging the medical field, it is affecting every sector of business and nearly every aspect of our daily lives. With social distancing rules put in place around the globe, it also impacts our use of elevators.

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Greener vehicle fleets for cleaner air, smaller carbon footprints

Jul 3, 2020

Companies with large vehicle fleets can make a substantial contribution to cleaner air – especially in cities – by investing in green vehicles, such as electric and hybrid cars. Maintenance, service, transport, and sales vehicles can all become cleaner and greener.

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Beyond the pandemic: thyssenkrupp Elevator launches forward-looking technologies for more comfortable and secure mobility experience

Jun 16, 2020

  • thyssenkrupp Elevator focuses on three pillars: Clean, Touchless, and Social Distancing
  • The solutions will pave the way for further innovations in the mobility industry

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Urban Planning and Building and Public Health

Jun 10, 2020

How will sustainable practices protect the environment and how will the changes needed to guard public health complement or contradict each other? Cities will especially grapple with this question, as urban planners adapt infrastructures and building guidelines to continue to be environmentally friendly but also promote practices that save lives. Some solutions may enable both in the future.

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Construction in Moscow: an insider’s look at a city on the rise

May 28, 2020

Moscow has seen a lot of construction since the turn of the 21st century – and much of that construction has been tall. Urban Hub reviews some of the most interesting construction projects and offers some insight from a local expert who has watched the construction boom since the beginning.

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Modernizing historic buildings: Smith Tower in Seattle

Apr 23, 2020

Fixing up the old doesn’t grab the headlines as much as bold, new architecture. Smith Tower in Seattle changes that. The historic details were preserved, and technology installed to give the tower a LEED Gold certification. URBAN HUB talks building modernization and sustainability with Steve Vining.

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Epic projects, short videos

Mar 31, 2020

Short videos, especially timelapse videos, offer a great way to get an impression of the vast scope of large construction projects. Urban Hub presents some incredible, yet short videos of tall towers and large-scale construction projects.

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Barcelona chooses smart mobility

Mar 26, 2020

Barcelona is famous as a smart city and a technology hub. That’s no accident. When Barcelona was in deep economic trouble not so long ago, it took a bold vision, inspired planning, and solid execution to transform the city. New smart mobility solutions are helping to solidify that success.

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Urban projects in Chicago

Mar 18, 2020

From the Burnham Plan to the reversal of the Chicago River, Chicago projects have always been impressive. Today, the Windy City’s legacy of innovation continues with projects like the expansion of O’Hare International Airport, the Lincoln Yards, and “The 78”.

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Moving walkways in cities

Mar 9, 2020

Moving walkways once graced World Fairs as futuristic solutions for cities, but focus shifted to moving up and down as skyscrapers got taller. Now as urban populations boom, planners need to address moving people through the city. Could the moving walkway be part of the solution? URBAN HUB finds out.

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5G for smart cities

Mar 5, 2020

5G networks are already up and running in several cities. Soon, much of the world will be connected to this new standard in mobile telecommunications. 5G will provide a quantum leap in connectivity that radically expands and improves consumer choices, business opportunities, and city services.

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thyssenkrupp sells Elevator Technology business for €17.2 billion to consortium of bidders led by Advent, Cinven and RAG foundation

Feb 27, 2020

thyssenkrupp sells its Elevator Technology business entirely to a consortium led by Advent, Cinven and RAG foundation. The respective Executive Board decision was approved on Thursday evening by the Supervisory Board of thyssenkrupp AG. The purchase agreement has been signed. Closing of the transaction is expected by the end of the current fiscal year.

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Innovative products meet impeccable service

Feb 25, 2020

From the first to the 102nd floor in 60 seconds. Our high-speed elevators transport 14,000 people each day to the platform of America’s tallest building: the One World Trade Center.

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Hamad International Airport

Feb 21, 2020

Top-notch expertise in manufacturing, installation, service, and maintenance from one single source

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Subways that safeguard history

Feb 19, 2020

Many cities have a lot of history, and much of that is buried in the ground beneath them. An ancient city that continues to be a modern urban center must balance the need to preserve its archaeological heritage with the needs of today – including mobility. But how? Some cities in Italy offer answers.

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Taking customers on a live journey through our product portfolio

Feb 17, 2020

Our solution: Customer Experience Centers to experience our product portfolio through digital technologies such as virtual reality and interactive apps.

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Madrid transforms mobility maintenance

Feb 12, 2020

The first Smart Data technological warehouse has opened in Madrid. It increases the efficiency and sustainability of maintenance for urban solutions like elevators, escalators, and moving walkways, and is part of an ongoing process that uses digital technology to improve customers’ mobility experiences.

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Customer Apps – promoting direct communication and transparency

Feb 11, 2020

Service and maintenance are the heart of our business which we are continuously striving to improve. Our goal: Optimizing our service experience to meet the standards of a digitalized world.

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Innovative art in cities

Feb 10, 2020

Art in the city has been experiencing a boost from technology and new innovations in recent years. The result? A new generation of exciting exhibition spaces and art lovers. Visitors are flocking to digital, interactive spaces around the world to see, be inspired, and create.

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No Spain, no gain: 10 years of innovation in Asturias

Feb 5, 2020

thyssenkrupp Elevator’s Research, Development and Innovation Center in Gijon – the largest city in Asturias, Spain – has been going from strength to strength since its opening in 2009 as a real-scale prototype laboratory. Over the past decade, the center has been a major contributor to thyssenkrupp Elevator’s success in becoming the leading innovator within its sector.

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Alison Powers talks Atlanta

Jan 30, 2020

Alison Powers studied mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech and now works in Atlanta as the Head of Research and Innovation at thyssenkrupp Elevator. URBAN HUB talks with her about why Atlanta is such an innovative place to be, and the challenges women face in the field.

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thyssenkrupp installs Australia's first iwalks at Perth and Melbourne Airports

Jan 27, 2020

  • Two of the four cutting-edge moving walks on a new Skybridge at Perth Airport will extend 92m – the longest iwalks that thyssenkrupp Elevator has ever produced
  • The slimline design bridge connects the airport’s terminal with a new rail link nearby that transports passengers in and out of the Western Australian capital
  • iwalk’s shallow pit design and modular installation are considered to be a perfect fit for aesthetic and structural requirements

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Lunar New Year celebrations

Jan 21, 2020

The Lunar New Year follows an ancient calendar that combines lunar and solar elements and uses a repeating 60-year cycle based on elements of Asian astrology and philosophy. It is a time to celebrate and to travel. URBAN HUB looks at some spectacular celebrations around the world.

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HoloLinc - individual solutions for an aging population

Jan 20, 2020

With our Mixed-Reality device, Microsoft HoloLens, our employees measure the area of our customers’ home where the stair lift is to be installed. In this way, all the necessary information and every contributing factor unique to each customer’s home is considered in the implementation of our stair lifts.

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thyssenkrupp Elevator introduces MAX digital service packages for improved building management and maximum elevator uptime

Jan 16, 2020

  • MAX Plus, MAX Pro and MAX Premium offer varying levels of real-time predictive maintenance service protection, ensuring smarter and safer building management
  • More than 82,000 elevators in North America and 128,000 elevators worldwide are currently supported by the MAX IoT platform

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thyssenkrupp Elevator provides over 200 elevators and escalators to new central China metro line

Jan 16, 2020

  • New metro line in former capital city Luoyang provides comfort and safety for passengers by thyssenkrupp Elevator mobility solutions
  • thyssenkrupp is the largest supplier of escalators for the whole project
  • thyssenkrupp Elevator provides better access in ever growing cities with clear solutions for increasingly complex infrastructures

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London builds its future

Jan 15, 2020

London has been on a course of transformation for at least a decade and shows no signs of slowing. Never before in its history has London seen such record-breaking levels of construction. URBAN HUB looks at some of the buildings and projects set to change the look and feel of London.

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Why a focus on long-term maintenance is a resilient business

Jan 13, 2020

Service is at the heart of our business and means more to us than just completing production chains and new installations.

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Globalization: Airports are the world’s crossroads

Jan 9, 2020

What began in 1903 with the first flight of the Wright brothers, has become one of the main means of transportation today. Globalization has made flying the new normal in the Western world and connects people all over the planet. Today's standard will advance extremely in the coming years.

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Rediscovering train stations

Jan 8, 2020

Because of growing environmental concerns – and clogged roads, poor parking, and airport queues – train travel is back on track as a leading mobility solution.

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thyssenkrupp receives Elevator World 2020 award for sun-shaped lifts in Spain

Jan 8, 2020

  • The two inclined elevators of the Riosol hotel in Mogan, Gran Canaria, have won the first prize in their category for the uniqueness of their design and its sharp inclination
  • The outstanding location of the Riosol Hotel inspired the design of two sun-shaped inclined elevators to adapt to the mountain slope
  • The project reflects thyssenkrupp’s focus on innovative technology and ingenious design

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Future-ready urban resilience

Jan 3, 2020

How ready is your city for a crisis? As cities look to bolster their infrastructure against a rising tide of natural disasters, the concept of urban resilience is growing in popularity.

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MAX – our cloud-based maintenance system for maximum efficiency

Dec 19, 2019

Who doesn't know the feeling of disappointment when you enter the office building at the last minute only to find out that the elevator is down?

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How urbanization promotes innovative mobility solutions

Dec 19, 2019

The infrastructure of a city is the central network that keeps it moving and connects people. With our mobility solutions, we get people to their destination safely, quickly and efficiently.

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Mobility in the USA: Urbanization and construction boom – catalysts for the E&E market

Dec 18, 2019

Everything grows. Houses rise higher and higher. Cities are bursting at the seams. Especially the US construction industry experiences a massive growth. Our elevator systems for construction projects like Hudson Yards or One World Trade Center in New York City are only the kickoff on our way to fully exploit the market potential in the USA.

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Buildings inspired by reality

Dec 18, 2019

Mimetic architecture is when a structure mimics something like a real object. These ten buildings all look like something else: from a fish building to a blooming lotus

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How we prepare thyssenkrupp Elevator to become a stand-alone company

Dec 11, 2019

Peter Walker: "I am very excited to see what 2020 holds for our business. Thanks to our committed and talented employees we can look back on a successful fiscal year for thyssenkrupp Elevator. To further grow and jump-start innovation we already began preparations to transform into a stand-alone organization."

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Matching elevators to buildings

Dec 10, 2019

The number of available elevator types is enormous: from single cabin to double-decker elevators, two independent cabins in one shaft, or many cabins traveling up, down, and sideways through multiple shafts. This diverse range empowers architects and builders to find the right mix of elevators for any type of building.

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Top New Year’s destinations

Dec 10, 2019

For many, cities are the best places to celebrate New Year’s. But with so many great cities to choose from, which are the best choices for combining an exciting trip with a great New Year’s bash?

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Skybridges, Test Towers and Innovations: thyssenkrupp Elevator sets the Tech Trends and Highlights for 2020

Dec 9, 2019

  • New innovations lead the way, including skybridges which revolutionize space as we know it and smart technologies that mean elevators can be fixed, even before they are broken
  • These innovations, alongside tower running, “flying carpets” for city centers and the world’s first ropeless elevator for skyskrapers makes for an exciting year ahead

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Pocket-sized innovation: How we 3D-printed the test tower

Dec 3, 2019

The new souvenir is not only nice to look at: it bears a lot of innovative 3D-print technology in its' 127,94 millimeters and 15 grams made of thermoplastic.

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Ten amazing technological advances

Dec 3, 2019

Some of the most exciting discoveries and inventions became launching pads for a new era of innovation in computers, electronics, manufacturing, and medicine. URBAN HUB takes a look at ten technological advances that are so revolutionary they will continue to shape our lives well into the future.

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Remote-controlled boarding bridges

Nov 28, 2019

Entering your plane faster - passenger boarding bridges are the first choice of modern airports to take passengers from the gate to the aircraft. Thanks to thyssenkrupp’s newest digital airport management tool, this can now be controlled remotely – making it safer, faster and more convenient than ever before.

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Improving service delivery: Robots can now use the elevator

Nov 7, 2019

The modern robotics industry kicked off in 1961 in a New Jersey factory and has been growing ever since. These days, robots are commonplace in commercial and industrial settings, freeing humans from many dangerous, dirty, or dull tasks. And, as robotics technology has evolved, robots are increasingly being used to perform a variety of service sector tasks, as well.

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thyssenkrupp launches elevator interface to allow multi-level robot movement throughout hotels, hospitals and other buildings

Oct 17, 2019

  • Interface eliminates restrictions previously impacting robot movement in buildings, allowing them to move freely regardless of building size or height
  • Robotics elevator interface launch reinforces thyssenkrupp’s commitment to creating smarter building transportation solutions through advanced engineering

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‘The Science of Arrivals:’ thyssenkrupp Airport Solutions hosts panel at inter airport Europe 2019

Oct 8, 2019

  • thyssenkrupp brings together leading experts to discuss what contributes to a great and memorable airports arrival experience
  • Panel to take place at key aviation show on thyssenkrupp stand at Munich Trade Fair, located in Hall B5 stand 1270, on October 10th
  • thyssenkrupp presents its latest innovation, the Remote Control System, which allows passenger boarding bridges to be safely controlled by an operator at a remote post

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Modernization: Extending the elevator life cycle

Sep 25, 2019

An elevator typically lasts 20-30 years. But what if regular maintenance and, later in the lifecycle, partial modernization could extend that lifespan to 50+ years – and even make the elevator more beautiful, safe, energy-efficient and smart? Those benefits plus major cost savings equal a big win for building owners.

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thyssenkrupp installs in Azerbaijan longest escalators ever produced in Germany

Sep 11, 2019

  • thyssenkrupp giant escalators are longest in operation at 100 meters, bridging 48.7m in height and traveling half the earth’s circumference each year
  • Escalators will help increase capacity of the metros station by 50 per cent and ensure efficient passenger flow of more than 231 million commuters per year

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Casting a glance into future mobility: thyssenkrupp shows ropeless MULTI at the German Pavilion of EXPO 2020 Dubai

Jul 11, 2019

  • thyssenkrupp Elevator’s MULTI has been selected as a lighthouse innovation for the German Pavilion at EXPO 2020 in Dubai
  • The visitors will experience MULTI and its contribution to urban mobility

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thyssenkrupp continues expanding by acquiring O’Keefe Elevator Company in the US

Jul 1, 2019

  • This is the second distributor acquisition for thyssenkrupp Elevator in the past months, strengthening its presence and position within the U.S. market
  • The US market with over 1 million installed elevators is one of the most vibrant in the global industry

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Barcelona chooses smart mobility

Mar 26, 2020

Barcelona is famous as a smart city and a technology hub. That’s no accident. When Barcelona was in deep economic trouble not so long ago, it took a bold vision, inspired planning, and solid execution to transform the city. New smart mobility solutions are helping to solidify that success.

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2 cabs. 1 shaft. 0 crowds.

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