SHANGHAI, Sept. 12, 2014 — Otis Elevator (China) Co., Ltd. , has been selected to supply 103 elevators and escalators for the 530-meter Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Center, now under construction in China’s northern metropolis of Tianjin. Scheduled for completion in 2018, the Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Center will be the second-tallest building in Tianjin, after the 597-meter Goldin Finance 117, which will also use Otis elevators and escalators and is also set for completion in 2018. Otis is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The 97-floor Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Center will tower above Tianjin’s new commercial district of Binhai and house offices, 300 serviced apartments and a five-star, 350-room hotel. Designed to U.S. Green Building Council® LEED® Gold standards, the Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Center will include 81 energy-efficient Otis elevators and 22 Otis Link escalators. Among the products to be installed: state-of-the-art Otis Gen2® Comfort machine roomless elevators, energy-efficient Elevonic® elevators and Skyrise™ systems that operate at speeds of up to 7 meters per second. The Otis elevators will ensure a fast, comfortable and safe riding experience for passengers while providing reduced energy consumption, increased usable space and time-saving installation for the developer, New World China Land.
“As China’s cities continue to rise higher, Otis China is reaffirming its leadership in high-rise elevator systems. We are pleased to bring our advanced technology and international experience to this prestigious new Tianjin landmark. High-quality green technologies, strong teamwork and responsiveness were crucial to winning this contract and are also the keys to our continuing success serving customers in China,” Tony Black, president of Otis Elevator (China) Co. Ltd., said.
The 530-meter Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Center will rely on 81 Otis high-rise elevator systems.
Otis is the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Founded 161 years ago by the inventor of the safety elevator, Otis offers products and services through its companies in more than 200 countries and territories, and maintains more than 1.8 million elevators and escalators worldwide. Otis is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.otis.com or follow @OtisElevatorCo on Twitter.