MESSE, Berlin, Feb, 7, 2018— Otis Germany was awarded the contract for the maintenance and repair business of almost 120 people-moving products on the Berlin exhibition grounds by Messe Berlin GmbH. In addition, a passenger elevator of the Gen2 model from Otis is planned to be installed in 2018. Otis, the world’s leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, is a unit of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX).
As early as 1978, the world market leader has been providing full maintenance and support for escalators on the trade fair grounds of the German capital. Worldwide, more than 1.9 million units are under contract in the service business.
“We are pleased that Messe Berlin continues to place its trust in our product and service offering," says Udo Hoffmann, Chairman of the Management Board of Otis in Germany. "We are committed to continue to deliver the highest quality service for Messe Berlin and their customers.”
Elevator modernization of Berlin landmark completed
It was not until September 2017 that Otis Deutschland completed the modernization on the free-standing elevator of the 126-metre-high Berlin Radio Tower, which is considered one of the most important landmarks of the German capital and of the exhibition grounds. Highlight is the new lighting of the internal and external modernization of the elevator car: just like the tower itself, the elevator can now shine in a wide variety of colors at the touch of a button. For this purpose, four energy-efficient LED strips were installed on the outer walls of the cabin.
“The elevator system of the Berlin Radio Tower is worldwide unique and underlines our ability to implement tailor-made solutions for our customers. Due to the completely freestanding elevator car, the system is exposed to the weather and has no overhead cables as in a conventional car. All of the important signals are transmitted via radio," explains Andreas Gruß, Director of Zone Operations at Otis Germany.
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 approximately 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, or follow Otis on LinkedIn, YouTube and as @OtisElevatorCo on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.