TIANJIN, China, Jan. 11, 2016 — The new Shenzhen Metro Line 6 is expected to come into service in May 2020 with 178 Otis elevators, escalators and moving walkways serving 27 stations. Otis, the world’s leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Shenzhen Metro recently selected Otis Elevator (China) Co., Ltd., a local Otis entity, to manufacture and supply 132 escalators, 44 elevators and two moving walkways for the line.
The Shenzhen network currently stretches over 285 kilometers with a total of eight metro lines now in operation. Scheduled to open in May 2020, Line 6 will provide an extra 49.4 kilometers, linking with Lines 4, 5, 11, 13 and 18 to form a circular route serving Shenzhen city.
To help ensure service reliability, Shenzhen Metro Line 6 will deploy the Otis Metro Maintenance Management System (OM³S) to provide timely around-the-clock support from an expert on-site maintenance team. Introduced to China in 2013, OM³S has dedicated metro service offices staffed by mechanics in key transport hubs, including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu and Tianjin.
“In the past year alone, Otis has been involved in several significant metro infrastructure projects in China, including Tianjin Metro and other metro network expansions in Wuhan, Chengdu, Chongqing and Xi’an,” said Luis Molina, president, Otis Elevator (China) Investment Co., Ltd. “Our track record underscores strong customer recognition of Otis product and technology leadership, as well as our service excellence. As urbanization progresses, we will continue to deliver advanced solutions and reliable service to support the development of dependable new infrastructure in China.”
Otis is the world’s leading 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. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs. For more information, visit www.otis.com.