HANGZHOU, China February 1, 2018 — Otis Electric will provide more than 270 elevators and escalators to the new Chengdu Metro Line 5, bringing the total number of Otis Electric units to nearly 800 on the subway network of Chengdu, provincial capital of Sichuan province in west China. Otis Electric is a sub-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).
The Chengdu Metro Line 5 connects the city’s northern Xindu district to the fast-growing Tianfu New District, home to high-end manufacturing and service industries as well as modern residential developments. It is scheduled to open in 2019.
“Otis Electric is proud to be the major supplier of elevators and escalators to Chengdu Metro. Our cooperation underscores our joint commitment to helping build China's urban infrastructure,” Lawrence Chui, President, Otis Electric said. “Otis Electric products and services are supporting airports, railways and metro networks in more than 20 cities in China. We will continue to support infrastructure development and enhance passenger experience with reliable products and services."
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.