Daily press, 2019-08-19, 08:30 AM
thyssenkrupp collaborates on the construction of the new Mundo Estrella Galicia museum in Spain
- thyssenkrupp Elevator has specifically customized two escalators for the popular brewer, with a support structure above 137º
- Transparent glass panels let beer aficionados from around the world enjoy the view into the illuminated inside technology of the escalators
Exciting times brewing: thyssenkrupp Elevator is supplying state-of-the-art escalators to support the construction of Mundo Estrella Galicia museum in A Coruña, Galicia, having manufactured and installed two Velino 300 escalators at the recently inaugurated museum. The construction of the museum has taken four years to complete and has involved 90 professionals from 39 different companies. It opened to the public on 10th June, 2019.
“We’re proud to contribute our expertise in the areas of mobility and efficiency as part of the Mundo Estrella Galicia museum’s inauguration. These escalators offer a new, stylish design to perfectly match our customer’s needs and ensure visitors move in and around the museum seamlessly,” says Peter Walker, CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator.
Founded in 1906, Estrella Galicia is a brand of pale lager beer, manufactured by the company Hijos de Rivera Brewery. The beer company opened Estrella Galicia museum, or MEGA, as it is called, one of their most ambitious projects to date, with a 2,500-meter worth of exhibition entirely focused on the brewing industry. The museum combines audio-visual interactive spaces with brewing workshops, degustation sessions included. Located in Estrella Galicia’s factory in Galicia, visitors will be able to get to know the factory itself.
Escalators were specifically customized for the client, with a support structure above 137º and a structural lattice able to bear the heavy glass coating on both sides. In addition, escalators include an internal illumination equipped with automatic RGB colour switch synchronized with the skirting board’s own lights, being this the first ever example of this kind of design in Spain.
Global expertise and adaptability in carefully selected regions
thyssenkrupp Norte’s factory opened in 1990, about 15 kilometres away from Oviedo. The region has been shaped by a mining reconversion, meaning it ties to a strong industrial area with highly qualified staff. It makes it the perfect location to manufacture the iwalk, the moving walk, for example, which is exclusive to the Norte factory.
thyssenkrupp Elevator runs seven production sites in Europe – besides Norte, Mieres and Mostoles in Spain, there are factories in Hamburg and Neuhausen in Germany as well as in Pisa in Italy and Krimpen in the Netherlands.
thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of €7.6 billion in fiscal 2017/2018 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 technology group with traditional strengths in materials. Over 160,000 employees in 78 countries work with passion and technological know-how 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 2017/2018 thyssenkrupp generated sales of €42.7 billion.
Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for future challenges in their respective industries. 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. Our technologies and innovations are the key to meeting diverse customer and market requirements around the world, growing on the markets of the future, and generating strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.