Daily press, 2016-11-03, 10:42 AM
thyssenkrupp honored with “2016 Project of the Year” award by Elevator World, for its horizontal transportation solutions at Madinah Airport in Saudi Arabia
- The moving walks installed include 22 units of thyssenkrupp’s innovative concept iwalk
- With a traffic close to 6 million passengers during 2015, Madinah Airport serves as a main gateway to pilgrims during the Hajj and Umrah seasons
thyssenkrupp has been presented with the “2016 Project of the Year” award by Elevator World, for its innovative iwalk moving walks installed at Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah, Saudi Arabia.
iwalk establishes a new benchmark in the industry by revolutionizing the way moving walks are devised, manufactured and installed. The new concept reduces installation space to a minimum without compromising capabilities. It offers greater comfort and more safety for users and helps ease planning, integration and operation for architects, general contractors and the final operator at the same time.
Apart from the 22 award-wining iwalk units, thyssenkrupp has also supplied and installed 36 elevators, 28 escalators, 6 inclined moving walks and 1 outdoor moving walk.
Saher Cherif, General Manager of thyssenkrupp Saudi Arabia, said “Our mobility solutions are already present in several important regional airports, such as Dubai, Doha, Riyadh and Cairo. We are proud to have our innovative products highly recognized by industry experts and project stakeholders alike.”
The Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah is one of Saudi Arabia’s busiest, especially during the Hajj and Umrah seasons when millions of pilgrims converge to Madinah and Makkah, the two holiest cities in Islam.
The “Project of the Year” awards are organized by Elevator World, the leading publisher for the International Building Transportation Industry. All projects are judged by an impartial panel of experienced industry professionals and experts on several factors, such as: innovation, originality and creativity, challenges overcome, installation methods and techniques, the use of advanced technology, and overall quality of presentation.
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.