Daily press, 2016-07-06, 09:51 AM
thyssenkrupp contributing to improve commuting experience in Saudi Arabia’s capital: supplies 641 units for Riyadh Metro stations
- Sustainable mobility for one of the largest public transport projects in the world
- 251 elevators and 390 escalators for Lines 1 and 2 of the Riyadh Metro
thyssenkrupp has been awarded a contract to design, manufacture, supply, install and maintain 641 elevators and escalators for Lines 1 and 2 of the Riyadh Metro in Saudi Arabia.
Riyadh Metro is part of the Riyadh Public Transit System project, one of the largest of its kind in the world. Lines 1 and 2 are the first package of the six-line metro system that will run for a total length of 176 kilometers across the city with 85 stations.
Abdul Hamid El Ayoubi, CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator (Middle East), said that “This project will bring great benefits to Riyadh’s society, economy and environment. thyssenkrupp Elevator is proud to play a relevant role in the development of the population’s mobility within the city.”
The Riyadh Public Transit System project is owned by the Arriyadh Development Authority and it is part of the city’s comprehensive plan for public transport. Together with a parallel bus network, it aims to provide suitable public transport services to the population and minimize the use of private cars, as it has been designed to meet the existing and future needs of a city which is expected to grow significantly during the next decade.
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.