(PRESS RELEASE) ESSEN, 17-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Chinese historical city Luoyang in the Henan province will be launching its metro in 2021 by relying on 234 elevators and escalators from thyssenkrupp Elevator. The company has just announced it won the bidding to supply the district-free city’s first metro with escalators as installation of all escalators is expected to be completed by August 2020. Following the installation, thyssenkrupp Elevator will further on keep on providing Luoyang citizens with safe, comfortable and convenient mobility experiences.
Luoyang Metro Line 1 is planned to have 19 stops and will be about 23 kilometers long. It will cover the main passenger flow in the east-west direction to the north of Luohe River in the city of Luoyang. Furthermore, it is expected to improve the east-west passenger transportation in the downtown area to the north of Luohe River and enhance the connection between the areas north of the river.
Coined as the cradle of Chinese civilization, former capital of thirteen dynasties as well as the ancient home of the philosophers Laozi and Confucius, the city of Luoyang has plenty of history to show. It is also China’s first university city as well.
thyssenkrupp Elevator will actually be the largest supplier of escalators for the Luoyang metro project thanks to its good reputation for public infrastructure projects and its high market share.
thyssenkrupp Elevator is among the top market players in the region thanks to its technological leadership and the current project win is underlying its important role in China.
Commenting on the future urban mobility solutions, Peter Walker, CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator, said:
“We have many competitive advantages here – ranging from our manufacturing facilities to our power to innovate and our strong service offers for a diversified customer base. The delivery and installation of the 234 elevators and escalators for the first metro line in Luoyang is another indicator for our ability to develop and provide solutions for future urban mobility.”
thyssenkrupp Elevator is an active investor in the Chinese market with main focus on urbanization and improving access in cities. The group has just launched its new China test tower and production facility in Zhongshan demonstrating its commitment in the region following the opening of its Multiple-Purpose Facility Building in Shanghai in 2016.
Presently, thyssenkrupp Elevator relies on 11,000 employees in China across 4 state-of-the-art factories. With its extensive service network spanning nearly 200 different locations. thyssenkrupp Elevator’s new installations aim at the market of the low-rise, mid-rise, and high-rise buildings regardless the type of project: new installation, modernization or replacement.
The company sees an enormous potential for its elevator solutions and services in China and the new project win for the metro line in Luoyang illustrates this.
Dr. Jasmin Fischer
Leiterin Media Relations thyssenkrupp Elevator
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