• Redesigned toolbox

    Simatec ag from Wangen an der Aare in Switzerland develops, produces and distributes practical, user-friendly toolbox sets. simatool tools are used worldwide for mechanical assembly and disassembly of roller bearings and radial shaft seals.

  • By lift into the twenty-first century

    Worldwide increasing numbers of people are moving to cities. Conurbations are growing, mega-cities are being created, new challenges have to be mastered. Andreas Schierenbeck, chairman of the board of directors of thyssenkrupp Elevator, in an interview on change and opportunities for the lift industry.

  • Factbook – strictly public

    The US secret service CIA has been publishing “The World Factbook” since the 1960s. It contains statistical data on every country in the world, which was kept strictly secret and only intended for members of the government. By contrast, the new Meiller Factbook is not secret at all, but rather accessible at all times to anyone on the company’s homepage.

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The Umut residences in Ankara (Turkey). (Source: Invertek)

When the prestigious Umut residences were built in Ankara, Turkey, by major Turkish developer ICK YAPI, the aim of the development was to ensure all residents enjoyed a comfortable life.

Petra Leonhardt and Kai Besemer, managing directors of Hauer – the elevatorshop. (Source: Hauer)

Now it’s official: Petra Leonhardt as managing director is part of the new dual leadership of Hauer – the elevatorshop. She now bears - together with the managing director Kai Besemer - the overall responsibility for the employees and success of Hauer.

The highest lift in Germany is being built on the Zugspitze. (Source: Kone/Matthias Fend)

Kone is currently installing the highest lift in Germany at almost 3000 m in the mountain station of the new “Zugspitze cableway.” It will commence operation in one year. A second lift will be installed in the likewise new 1945 m lower valley station.

Thorsten Woitanowski. (Source: LiftEquip)

As a provider of kits, components and home lifts, LiftEquip has succeeded in recruiting another expert for the company in the person of Thorsten Woitanowski. He will reinforce the team in order to be able to provide the clients of LiftEquip with even more comprehensive support in all questions relating to the electrical and mechanical aspects of lifts.

NRT 1 XS as surface-mounted version  (Source: Telegärtner)

The new NRT XT and NRT XS emergency call devices have been tried-and-tested. Rising sales figures demonstrate that the devices deserve their place on the market.

Assembly manager Paul Raab celebrated his 60th company anniversary at Lochbühler. (Quelle: Lochbühler)

“Senior experts,” semi-retirement, flexible retirement transition, long-term accounts – the initiatives of employers in the era of a shortage of experts for retaining know-how in companies are becoming more diverse. The well-established company Lochbühler has been practising such model for years – to the benefit of the company, the employees and above all the customers.

(Source: Hydro-Energie Roth GmbH)

For fish being able to migrate up and down rivers is crucial for their survival. Waterways are often blocked by insuperable weirs though. The European Water Framework Directive de-mands “ability to pass a waterway for aquatic organisms.”

. Anton Schneider, managing director of Schneider Steuerungstechnik GmbH. (Source: Schneider Steuerungstechnik)

The rapidly advancing digitalisation of the telephone networks is not automatically leading to more performance, safety or to greater value addition in user technology. Anton Schneider, managing director of Schneider Steuerungstechnik GmbH, explained how the manufacturer of lift controls sees the conversion of the telephone networks as an opportunity.

At peak times up to 80,000 customers visit the EKZ at ÖBB Vienna daily. (Source: Weber Tec, Hamburg)

BahnhofCity Wien West in Vienna is one of the busiest shopping centres in Europe. Escalators always ready for action guarantee the extraordinary shopping experience.

(Source: pixs:sell / fotolia)

It only became possible to build high buildings with safe access to all floors with the invention of lifts. Right at the very beginning of this development there were fire disasters in these newly built high-rise buildings. It became clear early on that firefighting would only be possible with the help of lifts - the fire brigade lift was born.