Seoul, KOREA, July 30, 2018 — Otis Korea (“Otis”; IS Cho, VP & Managing Director of Otis Korea) has released the Gen2® Care with special antimicrobial features, designed for multiple-use buildings including hospitals and medical facilities. Otis, the world’s leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, such as elevators, escalators, and moving walkways is a unit of United Technologies (NYSE: UTX).
The Otis Gen2 Care elevator is equipped with a specially designed ‘Care System,’ with antimicrobial features that help reduce bacteria in the cab. The corners of the cab are fitted with UV LED lights for disinfection while the walls and handrails are coated with antibacterial materials. After rigorous tests by the Korea Analysis Test Researcher (KATR), the UV LED lighting was officially certified for its antimicrobial effects against E. coli, Salmonella, and Staphylococcus aureus.
The Gen2 Care also adopted a pest control system and a ventilation feature designed to keep the air fresh inside the cab. Information about the Care System is provided on the COP, keeping passengers informed aboutits benefits.
"While the Gen2 Care elevator accomodates specific needs with its antimicrobial features, it also adopts the distinctive features of the Gen2 global bestseller for excellent operational efficiency and extraordinary design options. Understanding the public’s growing interest in health and hygiene, we expect our new release to be welcomed not just by medical facilities that have stringent requirements for contamination and infection control, but also by general residential and commercial buildings,” explained IS Cho, VP & Managing Director of Otis Korea.
Gen2 Care takes its design concept from the global design model, the winner of the Good Design Award for three years in a row, with three new styles: Shine Gold, Rosé Wine, and Modern Silver. The elevator doors and walls have natural patterns inspired by mountains, flowers, and leaves for a passenger ride that is elegant and comfortable.
The cabs can hold 15 to 30 people, and are designed to accommodate passengers and hospital beds.
Gen2 Care brings its technological and environment-friendly innovations from the global bestseller Gen2 elevators, which have had more than half a million units sold around the world. Its key features includes the patented ‘flat belt’ technology that has replaced conventional steel ropes. The flat belt is slim and yet durable, but lasts long, reducing replacement and maintenance costs. Another standard feature is the Otis ReGen™ drive, a regenerative technology that feeds lost energy back into the system and saves up to 75% under normal conditions than a conventional geared elevator without a regenerative drive.
The Gen2 elevator has cemented Otis’ reputation as a leader in industry innovation. For four consecutive years (2015 – 2018), the Otis Gen2 elevator was selected as the most innovative elevator product in the INNOSTAR Certification hosted annually by the Korea Management Registrar Inc. based on customer satisfaction survey.
About Otis Otis is the world’s leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Founded 165 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 onTwitter, Facebook and Instagram.