HANGZHOU, China, Sept. 19, 2016 - Xizi Otis Elevator Co., Ltd. (“Xizi Otis”) will provide 130 escalators to Wuhan Metro Line 7, marking the sixth time Wuhan Metro has turned to Xizi Otis for elevators and escalators, following Lines 1, 2, 3, 4 and the Airport Line. Xizi Otis Elevator Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Otis Elevator (China) Investment Company Ltd., which is a part of Otis, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
“Xizi Otis is honored to continue to participate in the development of the rail transit network in Wuhan, a key city in central China,” said Lawrence Chui, president, Xizi Otis. “Of the approximately 20 Chinese cities that currently have metro networks, 15 have selected Xizi Otis as their escalator provider. With proven products and a strong track record, we are confident we can continue to serve Wuhan Metro as it continues its expansion in the city.”
Wuhan Metro Line 7 will serve six of the city’s key urban areas connecting economic zones on opposite banks of the Yangtze River. It is expected to accommodate more than 638,000 passengers a day when it opens in 2017.
Providing total solutions for metro systems in China, Xizi Otis offers customized maintenance services to complement its total portfolio of products and technologies. Dedicated mechanics are stationed on-site at metro stations to provide seamless service support and help bring a safe and reliable riding experience to passengers.
Xizi Otis escalators and elevators are currently used in the metro systems of 15 major cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Dalian, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Kunming, Changsha, Shenzhen and Chengdu, as well as Wuhan.
About Xizi Otis
Xizi Otis Elevator Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Otis Elevator (China) Investment Company Ltd., which is a part of Otis, a unit of United Technologies Corp. Founded in 1997, Xizi Otis has two manufacturing facilities, in Hangzhou and Chongqing, as well as a testing lab accredited by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNAS) and dozens of branches and hundreds of service and maintenance sites all around China.