thyssenkrupp Elevator won the bid to provide the first metro in a district-free city – a metropolitan region with a surrounding major region – in Western China with 234 elevators and escalators. With Metro Line 1, the Chinese City of Luoyang, one of the four historical capitals where 13 dynasties ruled, has officially entered the “metro era”. It will be put into operation in 2021.
With a total length of 23 kilometers, Luoyang Metro Line 1 has 19 stops and covers the main passenger flow in the east-west direction to the north of Luohe River. Moreover, it will solve the problem of the east-west passenger transportation in the downtown area to the north of Luohe River and strengthen the connection between the areas north of the river.
Given its good reputation for public infrastructure projects and its high market share, thyssenkrupp Elevator has been chosen to become the largest supplier of escalators for this project. The installation of all escalators is expected to be completed by August 2020. From then on, thyssenkrupp Elevator will keep providing Luoyang citizens with safe, comfortable and convenient mobility experiences.
The project underlines the important role of thyssenkrupp Elevator in China. With its solutions and services as well as technological leadership, the company is positioned among the top-players in the region. “We have many competitive advantages here – ranging from our manufacturing facilities to our power to innovate and our strong service offers for a diversified customer base. The delivery and installation of the 234 elevators and escalators for the first metro line in Luoyang is another indicator for our ability to develop and provide solutions for future urban mobility”, says Peter Walker, CEO thyssenkrupp Elevator.
The city of Luoyang boasts an impressive history being the former capital of thirteen dynasties, China’s first university city as well as an ancient residence for the philosophers Laozi and Confucius.
With a strong focus on urbanization and improving access in cities, thyssenkrupp Elevator continues to invest in the Chinese market. In 2018, thyssenkrupp Elevator inaugurated its new China test tower and production facility in Zhongshan. The launch has demonstrated the company’s continued development in the region following the opening of its Multiple-Purpose Facility Building in Shanghai in 2016.
Today, thyssenkrupp Elevator runs four state-of-the-art factories with around 11,000 employees in China. The extensive service network comprises nearly 200 different locations. The company’s strong market position stems from its excellent services, but most of all from cost-competitive as well as technically sophisticated mobility solutions. thyssenkrupp Elevator’s new installation initiatives target the right markets – low-rise, mid-rise, and high-rise buildings. Whether new installation, modernization or replacement: China’s potential for thyssenkrupp Elevator solutions and services is enormous – just like the Luoyang installations show.
Press renderings can be downloaded here. (credit: thyssenkrupp Elevator)
thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of €8.0 billion in fiscal 2018/2019 and customers in over 100 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 1,000 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.
thyssenkrupp is a technology group with strengths in materials. Over 162,000 employees in 78 countries work with passion and technological know-how to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2018/2019 thyssenkrupp generated sales of €42.0 billion.
Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for future challenges in their respective industries. With our engineering expertise we enable our customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost- and resource-friendly way. Our technologies and innovations are the key to meeting diverse customer and market requirements around the world, growing on the markets of the future, and generating stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.