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Daily press, 2017-05-03, 07:28 AM

Major order from Azerbaijan: thyssenkrupp will supply super high escalators in capital city Baku

  • thyssenkrupp has won tenders for 25 escalators, including the highest units ever produced in Germany, with 48.7m rise.
  • The escalators increase capacity of the metro stations by 30% and ensure efficient passenger flow of the almost 222 million commuters per year.
  • Order is a strong confirmation of new distributors’ network strategy.

thyssenkrupp Elevator celebrates its latest success in urban mobility: the company has won the public tenders of Baku Metro to supply 25 escalators within the next three years. The double-digit million contract includes eight high-rise escalators for Sahil and Khatai stations, as well as 17 escalators for a new metro station. With a huge 48.7m traveling height, the four escalators for Khatai station will be the highest units ever produced by thyssenkrupp Elevator.

Mr. Andreas Schierenbeck, CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator, commented: “In supplying our advanced mobility solutions to Baku Metro, thyssenkrupp Elevator can increase the metro stations’ capacity by as much as 30% and ensure efficient passenger flow of around 222 million commuters each and every year. This is a significant improvement, and we are proud to provide this support as Baku continues its journey to become an efficient and future-proof city.”

thyssenkrupp Elevator has an excellent reputation for innovation and transformation in the urban mobility industry. The new high quality products and services in Baku will revolutionize the ability of the metro stations to cope with increasing passenger numbers, and bring the city in line with the modern-day transport demands of its 2.15 million people.

Schierenbeck adds: “It is essential to find new solutions for people transportation that save time and reduce consumption of energy and environmental resources in all markets around the world. As a business we support cities with innovative solutions that meet the requirements of urbanization, and we are pleased that through our distributor network our reach and urban footprint can continue to grow even further.”

The work in Azerbaijan comes following thyssenkrupp’s great success in Georgia, where similar models were installed in the Tbilisi subway station and have increased escalator transport capacity by 50%.

Like the Tbilisi escalators, the Baku models will be narrower than previous solutions, without reducing the comfort and room that passengers are accustomed to. This is achieved by an innovative approach of installing the drive (motor and gears) deep in front of the installation, rather than in the supports for the stairs as usual. This will allow more people to travel down to the platform or up to the concourse at the same time, increasing the capacity of the escalators in the shafts by as much as 50%.

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thyssenkrupp Elevator

thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 7.5 billion euros in fiscal 2015/2016 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 156,000 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 2015/2016 thyssenkrupp generated sales of around €39 billion.

With our engineering expertise in the areas Mechanical, Plant and Materials 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 follow the development trends on the global sales markets, grow on the markets of the future, and generate strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.