World's 100th TWIN elevator for major Frankfurt development
ThyssenKrupp Elevator installs hundredth TWIN, plus 47 other elevators and 28 escalators in new "PalaisQuartier"
ThyssenKrupp Elevator will be supplying a total of 48 elevators and 28 escalators for the four-building "PalaisQuartier" development, demonstrating once again its strength as a one-stop supplier for different kinds of passenger transportation systems. Another highlight of the development is an express escalator in the already opened shopping and experience center. With a length of 47 meters and a rise of 21 meters it is the longest escalator ever installed in a shopping mall in Germany.
The many advantages of the TWIN system are winning over more and more building owners and architects all over the world: For example, the use of TWINs makes it possible to reduce the number of shafts by up to a third and significantly increase usable space compared with buildings with conventional elevators.
Another advantage is that by incorporating the space-efficient elevator system in a building's design in the planning phase the footprint and volume of the building can be made smaller and construction costs reduced. The TWIN also scores when it comes to energy efficiency. Compared with double-deck elevators with their rigidly connected cabs, the moving masses in the TWIN system are significantly lower, reducing energy requirements.
That ThyssenKrupp Elevator is onto a winner with the TWIN is shown by the growing numbers of reference projects. TWIN technology is already in use or being installed in numerous buildings in Australia, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK.
About ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG
ThyssenKrupp Elevator is one of the leading elevator companies in the world and represented at over 800 locations in more than 60 countries. With 43,000 employees, the company generated sales of over 4.9 billion euros in the fiscal year to September 30, 2008. Its capabilities include passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, stair and platform lifts, passenger boarding bridges as well as quality service for all products.