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Daily press, 2019-04-30, 09:00 AM

thyssenkrupp welcomes cruise-ship visitors as mobility solutions partner at Istanbul’s new Galataport harbour

  • thyssenkrupp Elevator ensures smooth and easy arrivals and departures for port visitors at Istanbul’s new, exciting waterfront
  • Delivering 66 elevators and 21 escalators in the first phase of the project, thyssenkrupp Elevator will install 123 units in total

Istanbul is reinventing its waterfront and ensuring mobility for thousands of port passengers and tourists by installing well over 100 new elevators and escalators. thyssenkrupp Elevator is the supplier for the mobility solutions for this outstanding project which will employ 5,000 people after completion and is planning to accept berthing of ships carrying over 6,000 passengers at the Port of Istanbul.

Covering approximately a 1.2 km coastline from Karaköy to Tophane, currently known as Istanbul Salıpazarı Cruise Port, Galataport Project will be inaugurated in 2020. thyssenkrupp Elevator will produce all escalators and elevators for Galataport’s terminal, offices, stores and food courts adding great value to the historic city destination of Istanbul.

thyssenkrupp Elevator will also produce and install mobility packages consisting of 66 elevators and 21 escalators for the first phase of the Galataport Project. Delivering 36 more units with the second phase as well as stores, thyssenkrupp Elevator will have totally 123 units within the scope of the project.

“We offer safe and comfortable transportation”

Expressing his pleasure to be a part of this project, which serves as a maritime gate to Istanbul and Turkey, thyssenkrupp Elevator Turkey’s CEO, İsmail Polat said: “As thyssenkrupp Elevator Turkey, we have proven success in large-scale projects. We are getting ready to prove our success once again with our products to be used in the Galataport Project which will be a new symbol of Istanbul, a world metropolis with its historical and cultural wealth. Just like Istanbul Airport, we will deliver several units in the shortest time possible and surely will satisfy our business partners. We will facilitate the lives of all visitors of Galataport by offering safe and comfortable transportation.”

The new Galataport connects Istanbul’s city center with the sea and thereby offers a new gateway to the heart of the Turkish metropolis. Its capabilities, its smart concept, and its sheer size make the new port a prime example for contemporary urban mobility. thyssenkrupp Elevator’s solutions significantly contribute to moving passengers around Galataport.

The port will serve up to approximately 1.5 million passengers and crew members per year. With its new underground terminal, there are high requirements regarding logistics especially related to the hydraulic boardwalk and gangway system. When completed in 2020, the new Galataport will be capable of docking as much as three large ships at the same time and hosting around 15,000 cruise passengers a day.

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thyssenkrupp Elevator
thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 7.7 billion euros in fiscal 2016/2017 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 1,000 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 158,000 employees in nearly 79 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 2016/2017 thyssenkrupp generated sales of around €41.5 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.