TIANJIN, China, March 23, 2016 – Otis Elevator China Co., Ltd. (“Otis China”) has been selected to supply 56 elevators and escalators for Xinchu Qingtian Plaza, a 319-meter mixed-use highrise building now under construction in Changsha in central China. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Located in Wuyi Avenue, the central business area of Changsha, Xinchu Qingtian Plaza will consist of twin towers in an area of 370,000 square meters when completed in 2017. The project will include a five-star hotel, high-end office space and retail as an important new landmark in the city.
The project includes 19 energy-efficient Gen2® elevators and 18 high-speed SkyriseTM elevators for the buildings. Especially designed for high-rise buildings, the Otis Skyrise elevators offer a rise of up to 600 meters with single-deck, double-deck and super double-deck configurations. A number of China’s new urban landmarks, including Shenzhen Ping’an Financial Center, Tianjin 117 Goldin Finance Center and Chengdu Yintai Center, already selected the Otis Skyrise elevators.
“As China’s buildings continue to rise higher, Otis China is reaffirming its leadership in energy-efficient high-rise elevator systems. We are pleased to bring our leading technology and service to this prestigious new Changsha landmark,” said Tony Black, president, Otis Elevator (China) Investment Co., Ltd. “Industry-leading high rise elevator solutions, end-to-end project consultancy expertise and reliable service were crucial to winning this contract and are also the keys to our continuing success serving customers in China.”
Otis is the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Founded more than 160 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 1.9 million elevators and escalators worldwide. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.otis.com.