Press Room

January 28, 2021

Augsburg – Even if interlift 2021 should differ from past trade fairs in some respects - it will take place in October as planned! This was the clear conclusion of the last meeting of the trade fair advisory board and the VFA-Interlift. On the one hand, this is supported by the coherent hygiene concept developed by organizer AFAG in cooperation with the responsible authorities for interlift 2021, which will enable the world's most important industry platform to be held safely for exhibitors and visitors. The concept is based on the current status and will be continuously adapted to current developments (for details, see attachment and www.interlift.de). Irrespective of this, the vaccination campaign launched at the end of 2020 promises to bring about a noticeable easing of the situation.

interlift 2021: First international industry meeting after more than a year

For the industry, interlift will be the first real get-together after a long time. The current 300 exhibitors from 22 countries are counting on this. Among them almost completely the leading suppliers of components such as Fermator, Kleemann, Meiller, Montanari, Orona, Prisma, SafeLine or Wittur,. Together, they currently occupy almost three quarters of the 2019 exhibition space, which is more than encouraging
given the current situation and the large number of trade shows planned in 2021.

Extensive joint ventures planned for the most important sales markets

In 2021, interlift will again present large joint participations. From Italy, the two associations Anica and Anacam are reporting a demand of over 500m² each, China is planning about 1,000m² like as last time.
For the first time, a comprehensive participation from India is also likely to come to fruition; preparations for this are currently underway.

International leading decision makers expected at Augsburg

Crucial to the continued success of the interlift is the high quality of its visitors in terms of their competence in investment decisions and their high level of professional qualification. In 2019, the survey of interlift visitors by Gelszus Messe Marktforschung produced the following result: 87%* are involved in investment decisions, 37%* even decide on their own! Even if interlift 2021 does not set a new visitor record - the quality of visitors is likely to increase even further. The proportion of Europeans among foreign guests could also increase: In 2019, the share from Europe was 76%, from Asia came 13%, from America 8%, followed by Australia (2%) and Africa (1%).

VFA Forum interlift: The thematic focuses

The main topics for the VFA Interlift Forum have already been determined: In addition to new products and services, the focus will be on national, European and international standardization, international
markets, digitalization and safety. The detailed offer will be provided on the homepage of the VFA Interlift e.V. and interlift 2021.

Press contact
AFAG Messen und Ausstellungen GmbH
Am Messezentrum 5
86159 Augsburg
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fax +49 (0)821 – 5 89 82 – 243
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Internet: www.interlift.de


January 14th, 2021

New York – American Elevator Group (“AEG”), today confirmed the acquisitions of New York’s Dunwell Elevator (“Dunwell”), and Eltech Elevator (“Eltech”), significantly expanding AEG’s service capabilities across the city.

Established in 1982, Brooklyn’s Dunwell Elevator is an independent provider of elevator maintenance, repairs, modernizations, and inspection services across New York City’s five boroughs.

Bronx-based Eltech Elevator, founded in 1985, provide elevator maintenance, modernization and repair services serving the entire New York metropolitan area.

Chris Todd, President of AEG’s Pride & Service Elevator, regards these investments as an exciting opportunity, commenting “Dunwell and Eltech are joining a formidable force in New York’s elevator service sector. I am looking forward to working closely with both businesses as we explore business synergies together to better serve our customer portfolio, made possible by AEG’s creative growth strategy.”

About American Elevator Group
American Elevator Group is a collection of trusted, highly reputable, select elevator service companies. Their key focus is to deliver exceptional customer value while covering all industry specialisms, from legacy maintenance and repair services to high-technology installations and modernizations.

www.americanelevator.com
www.dunwellelevator.com
www.eltechelevator.com
www.prideandservice.com

Contact (For Press Inquiries Only):
John Curzon
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(917) 267-7769
www.curzoncreative.com

 

January 11th, 2021

New Jersey – American Elevator Group (“AEG”), today announced additional acquisitions of Standard Elevator (“Standard”), and Dura-Lift Elevator (“Dura-Lift”), further developing their ability to offer comprehensive elevator services throughout the state.

Standard Elevator, founded in 1979, is an independent provider of elevator maintenance, modernization and installation services in New Jersey and the adjacent New York City metropolitan area.

Established in 1997, Dura-Lift provide installation, modernization, repair and maintenance services across the entire New Jersey and New York tri-state area. The Company references Coca-Cola, United Airlines, and Nature’s Bounty among their impressive list of clients.

Jersey Elevator’s President John Sweeney, another recent AEG acquisition, welcomed Standard and Dura-Lift to AEG, commenting “Since we became a part of the AEG development journey, Jersey Elevator has enjoyed significant positive assistance and attention from our new colleagues. They are certainly helping us expand our horizons. These are exciting times!”

C. Mark Boelhouwer, President of AEG, agreed, “Standard and Dura-Lift have strong reputations for their commitment to providing exceptional customer service, and we are delighted to consider them a part of our developing success story. AEG will provide support to help them develop and grow further, better serving our customers through investments in technology and complementary acquisitions.”

Lift Business Advisors, Inc. facilitated the transactions on behalf of Standard Elevator & Dura-Lift Elevator.

About American Elevator Group
American Elevator Group is a collection of trusted, highly reputable, select elevator service companies. Their key focus is to deliver exceptional customer value while covering all industry specialisms, from legacy maintenance and repair services to high-technology installations and modernizations.

www.americanelevator.com
www.standardelevatorcorp.com
www.duraliftelevator.com
www.jerseyelevator.com
www.liftbusiness.com

Contact (For Press Inquiries Only):
John Curzon
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(917) 267-7769
www.curzoncreative.com

 

Milan, 8 January 2021 - Prysmian Group announces that it has completed the acquisition of EHC Global, leading manufacturer of strategic components and integrated solutions for the vertical transportation industry. Established in 1977, EHC Global is a leading manufacturer and supplier of escalator handrails, rollers, elevator belts, strategic components and integrated solutions for the vertical transportation industry. EHC Global also provides a comprehensive range of technical services for escalators and moving walkways, including installations. The acquisition of EHC Global is in line with Prysmian Group’s strategy to grow and reinforce its value-added businesses. EHC Global is a complementary add-on to the Group’s Draka Elevator business, broadening its product portfolio with a wide range of escalator products and services.

About Prysmian Group
Prysmian Group is world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. With almost 140 years of experience, sales of over €11 billion, about 29,000 employees in over 50 countries and 106 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and offers the widest possible range of products, services, technologies and know-how. It operates in the businesses of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, of special cables for applications in many different industries and of medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. For the telecommunications industry, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for voice, video and data transmission, offering a comprehensive range of optical fibres, optical and copper cables and connectivity systems. Prysmian is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index.

Media Relations
Lorenzo Caruso
Corporate and Business Communications Director
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Investor Relations
Cristina Bifulco
Investor Relations Director
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Lexington, KY, and Windber, PA – American Elevator Group (“AEG”), today announced the completion of investments in Kentucky-based DC Elevator, and Pennsylvania’s Eastern Elevator, expanding their service footprint across the Eastern United States.

Founded in 1977, DC Elevator is recognized as the largest independent elevator company in the state of Kentucky, with offices in Lexington, Louisville, Hazard, and Charleston, WV, and satellite offices in Florence and Paducah.

Eastern Elevator, established in 1959, serve customers throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Eastern Ohio, and Northern West Virginia.

Regarding the investments, Karen Kennedy Dodds, CEO of Kencor Elevator, themselves a recent AEG acquisition, commented on behalf of AEG, saying “We have known DC Elevator and Eastern Elevator for many years, and are excited to have them become part of AEG. Their deserved reputations for quality and service will add further strength to our combined future potential, and provide their customers with an enhanced service experience.”

About American Elevator Group
American Elevator Group is a collection of trusted, highly reputable, select elevator service companies. Their key focus is to deliver exceptional customer value while covering all industry specialisms, from legacy maintenance and repair services to high-technology installations and modernizations.
www.americanelevator.com
www.dcelevator.com
www.easternelevator.com
www.kencorelevator.com

Contact (For Press Inquiries Only):
John Curzon
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(917) 267-7769
www.curzoncreative.com