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Moving pavements and escalators are manufactured for the retail trade and transport in the escalator factory. (Source: Kone)

Gold for Kone: the lift and escalator manufacturer has received the LEED gold certificate for the high environmental and energy standards of its factory in Kunshan in China.  

(Source: Meiller Aufzugtüren)

Numerous products are used as components in a lift, which depending on their field of use and the latest developments have become increasingly specialised. Consequently, good product knowledge is indispensable for all lift builders, who face continuous competition. 

(Source: ThyssenKrupp Elevator)

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.  

(Source: Patrick Reimers)

Innovative, committed, responsible – this is what the name of Butz & Neumair Aufzüge from Bergkirchen in Bavaria has always stood for. The family company has now taken another step towards the future. 

Schindler escalator at Vienna Central Station. (Source: ÖBB_Roman Bönsch)

At the beginning of October the Vienna Central Station was opened after five years of construction work. As a result, an international traffic hub for new mobility has opened in the centre of the federal capital. Schindler, one of the worldwide leading providers of lift and escalator solutions, has equipped the Vienna Central Station and BahnhofCity with high performance, safe escalators. 

Construction already starts at the site of ThyssenKrupp’s test tower. The tower will be ready by the end of 2016. (Source: ThyssenKrupp)

With a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony, ThyssenKrupp laid the foundation stone for its elevator test tower. The tower, designed by renowned architects Helmut Jahn and Werner Sobek, is set to be completed by the end of 2016.

Tobias Bloß  is Semantic´s new Sales Area Manager for  the Southern regions of Germany and Austria. (Source: Sematic)

Sematic is pleased to announce that it has recently appointed Tobias Bloß as its new Sales Area Manager for the Southern regions of Germany and Austria. Tobias will be responsible for the sales of Sematic components for both new installation and modernization projects.

 Steven Beßlich is Semantic´s new Sales Area Manager for the Northern regions of Germany. (Source: Sematic)

Sematic is pleased to announce that it has recently appointed Steven Beßlich as its new Sales Area Manager for the Northern regions of Germany. Steven Beßlich will be responsible for the sales of Sematic components for both new installation and refurbishment projects.

The trade fair for elevator technology - interlift 2013 -  has been very successful. (Source: Leurs/LIFTjournal)

Only about a year to go before the next interlift – but we can already announce a new record: As far as space booked goes, the worldwide leading trade fair for elevator technology will be leaving all the previous events far behind. With the new Hall 4 and the CUBE the interlift will now be covering a total of 42,500 m² in the Augsburg Trade Fair Centre, 1.500 m² more than two years ago.

Die Schaefer Roadshow was a new feature in the industry. (Source: Schaefer)

Schaefer GmbH from Sigmaringen-Laiz (Germany) provided interested customers in Germany and its neighbours, as well as parallel in Brazil, with the opportunity for concentrated information and advice from 14 October to 6 November 2014.