December 16, 2014, daily press
Construction of test tower in Rottweil begins with ceremonial groundbreaking
With a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony, ThyssenKrupp laid the foundation stone for its elevator test tower on Tuesday afternoon. The tower, designed by renowned architects Helmut Jahn and Werner Sobek, is set to be completed by the end of 2016.
December 8, 2014, Tagespresse
ThyssenKrupp Elevator remains on growth track: UK acquisition strengthens the company’s global service network
In response to cities flourishing at an unstoppable pace – a 2.5 billion increase is expected in urban populations by 2050 – ThyssenKrupp, who has just introduced the new rope-less elevator MULTI, set to revolutionise the elevator industry, is expanding its network of mobility products and services. The company’s acquisition of UK-based Lift & Engineering Services is another step in strengthening its global reach.
November 27, 2014, daily press
ThyssenKrupp develops the world’s first rope-free elevator system to enable the building industry face the challenges of global urbanization
The era of the rope-dependent elevator is now over, 160 years after its invention. ThyssenKrupp places linear motors in elevator cabins, transforming conventional elevator transportation in vertical metro systems. MULTI elevator technology increases transport capacities and efficiency while reducing the elevator footprint and peak loads from the power supply in buildings. Several cabins in the same shaft moving vertically and horizontally will permit buildings to adopt different heights, shapes, and purposes. The first MULTI unit will be in tests by 2016.
November 24, 2014, daily press
Engaging urbanisation: Urban-Hub.com is a new digital magazine to promote discussions on how people shape cities
Urbanisation will see a 2.5 billion increase in city populations by 2050, and of the 10-11 billion population expected by the end of the century, around 70% will live in urban spaces. Factoring in the challenges that urbanisation represents for the world, it is more imperative than ever that we make sustainable choices to move towards creating cities that are not only pleasant but also the most environmentally friendly structures possible, offering efficient mobility in the city as well as inside buildings, with easy and cost-effective infrastructure.
November 18, 2014, daily press
Elevator technologies are key in ensuring sustainability in smart cities of the future
With buildings responsible for 40% of the world’s energy consumption, of which up to 10% of the buildings electrical consumption is attributed to elevators alone, new elevator technologies are crucial in securing significant energy savings: up to 27% energy reductions are possible, usable floor space can be increased by up to 30%, and elevators can also aid in energy self-sufficiency in buildings. As its latest contribution in innovative elevator technologies, ThyssenKrupp launches STUDIO, a counterweight-less elevator solution capable of increasing passenger capacities in the same available space.