Daily press, 2016-07-28, 08:43 AM
Elevator World recognizes thyssenkrupp’s contribution to improving urban mobility in Italy
- Award is for thyssenkrupp’s installations at Rome Metro’s Subway Line C
- Traffic includes 50,000 passengers each day distributed along 30 stations
- Line C covers 25 km, the longest stretch of urban rail transportation in the country
thyssenkrupp has won the "Project of the Year 2016" Award, presented by international magazine Elevator World in the Escalators category, for its installations at Rome Metro’s new Line C in Italy. The 141 installations completed by thyssenkrupp include 53 elevators and 88 escalators.
The company’s solutions are present at all 30 stations of Line C, providing comfortable and safe mobility for 50,000 passengers each day. For this important project, two flagship products, Tugela escalators and Latitude elevators, were selected from a wide range of solutions. Both transport systems provide a concentration of high quality, innovation, reliability and durability in all weather conditions, with the highest standards of safety. The project required the deployment of more than 370 tons of material across 21 construction sites, and involved approximately 50,000 working hours over five years.
“The most interesting aspect of this endeavor is the archaeological context in which it is placed: Rome has a remarkable historical heritage both above and below ground, and 17 km of Line C will be underground,” said Luigi Maggioni, Managing Director of thyssenkrupp Elevator in Italy. “thyssenkrupp’s experience and know-how have ensured the timely installation and testing of each of the 141 systems, and have also secured the contract to maintain them. A fixed garrison covering the entire range of service will be provided to ensure the safety of thousands of passengers. Therefore, we are very proud of this prestigious award from Elevator World and its recognition of our efforts on this project.”
thyssenkrupp supports cities around the world with innovative solutions meeting the requirements of urbanization, making them the best ever places to live. Elevator World’s "Project of the Year" is considered the most prestigious title awarded by the magazine of reference for the global elevator industry. Teamwork, ability to overcome challenges, commitment, on-time delivery, expertise, budget management, and customer satisfaction are the parameters by which projects from around the world are annually evaluated.
thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 7.2 billion euros in fiscal 2014/2015 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 900 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.
thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods and services businesses. Around 155,000 employees in nearly 80 countries work with passion and technological expertise to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2014/2015 thyssenkrupp generated sales of around €43 billion.
Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for the challenges of the future in the areas Mechanical, Plant and Materials. With our engineering expertise we enable our customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost- and resource-friendly way. For us, technical progress and innovations, allied with the combined strength of the Group, are key factors enabling us to meet current and future customer and market requirements around the world, grow on the markets of the future, and generate strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.