Hangzhou, China, Dec 6, 2017— Otis Electric will provide 188 elevators and escalators to Nanning Metro for the new Line 3, now under construction in the Guangxi capital. With this win, Otis Electric elevators and escalators are now covering metro networks in 16 cities in China. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Otis Electric is a brand of Otis, the world’s leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
"As China has rapidly developed metro rail networks to serve cities across the nation over the past two decades, Otis Electric has put its R&D expertise, manufacturing and service capabilities to work to support metro infrastructure building," said Lawrence Chui, president of Otis Electric. "We are honored to continue to provide high quality equipment and service in rail transit to offer efficient, comfortable and reliable elevators and escalators that contribute to the quality of life in urban centers across China today."
Stretching nearly 28 kilometers, Nanning Subway Line 3 will run from northwestern to southeastern Nanning to connect several administrative districts and economic centers. Once in operation next year, it is expected to substantially ease traffic pressure in the city and significantly improve links between the inner city and outer suburbs.
To meet the requirements of Nanning Subway, Otis Electric is supplying a number of its flagship products for Line 3. The Gen2® elevator series was designed for China’s green buildings. Its innovative technology can reduce energy use by more than 50 percent compared to its predecessor. Gen2-MR, a member of Gen2 series, won the "China Machinery Science & Technology Award of 2014" from the China Machinery Industry Association.
The XO21NP escalator, designed by Otis Electric for public works projects, won the "Zhejiang Machinery Science & Technology Award of 2013" from the Zhejiang Machinery Industry Federation. The system is already deployed in the rail transit networks of more than 10 cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, facilitating the journeys of more than 10 million passengers a day and earning praise from customers for its outstanding quality.
Otis Electric has also introduced customized services for key infrastructure projects to enhance its service support efficiency for key infrastructure customers, which translates into higher service reliability for passengers.
Over the years, Otis Electric has successfully provided thousands of elevators and escalators and related service support for subway lines in 16 cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Tianjin and Wuhan. Its latest project in Nanning lays a solid foundation for Otis Electric to continue supporting the construction of China's rail transit network and urbanization.
About Otis Electric
Otis Electric, a sub-brand of Otis, was introduced to China in January 2016. Otis Electric is supported by manufacturing facilities in Hangzhou and Chongqing, as well as an accredited testing laboratory, and over 300 branches and service depots across China. With strong capabilities to deploy the latest technologies in products and services, Otis Electric is dedicated to satisfying customer needs, especially in the residential, commercial and public infrastructure segments.