Daily press, 2015-08-26, 11:01 AM
ThyssenKrupp Elevator raises its stakes in Chinese joint-venture
ThyssenKrupp Elevator increased its share in the joint-venture previously known as Marohn Elevator Co., Ltd. from 25% (since March 2011) to 51% effective August 11, 2015. ThyssenKrupp holding the majority, the joint-venture will be renamed Marohn ThyssenKrupp Elevator Co., Ltd.
The joint-venture Marohn ThyssenKrupp Elevator Co., Ltd. will continue to design, produce, sell, install and service elevators. As one-stop provider the company also serves the demand for commercial escalators in China. Peter Walker, CEO of the Business Unit Asia Pacific of ThyssenKrupp Elevator, said “ThyssenKrupp is very committed to China, the largest elevator and escalator market in the world. With the increased stake in Marohn and its local expertise and network, we are very confident that ThyssenKrupp will build on the success and further strengthen its market position in China.”
“We are very happy that ThyssenKrupp Elevator has enhanced its trust in the capabilities of Marohn through its latest investment in the joint-venture. Marohn has built a strong customer network and brand profile in China over the last years and will further work on increasing customer loyalty through our innovative solutions and whole-hearted service.” Yaning Lu, CEO of Marohn ThyssenKrupp Elevator Co., Ltd. added.
Marohn has achieved RMB630 million (Euro 85.2 million) sales revenue in FY2013/14. It is headquartered in Shanghai, with more than 200 employees. A new manufacturing facility will be in operation early 2016 in Lingang, Shanghai, for producing both elevators and escalators.
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.