Augsburg – When comparing interlift with other lift trade fairs, leading representatives from the industry regularly emphasise the excellent value for money, short distances on the site despite continuous growth and – something that is actually the decisive factor for many – the unique quality of the visitors. Interlift project manager Joachim Kalsdorf has already been to a whole host of lift trade fairs this year, but regardless of whether in Cairo, Izmir, Istanbul or Mumbai, whether in Shanghai, London or Dubai – everywhere the people he spoke to praised the outstanding competence and international quality of the interlift trade fair public.
For the last interlift in 2015, the 20,440 visitors represent a healthy increase of 8 percent. But interlift has not only grown in terms of quantity. What has always been a high quality of international guests has risen once again. On the subject of internationality: 59 percent of visitors came from abroad, in total 97 countries were represented in Augsburg – more than ever before. The proportion of Asian guests rose to eight percent – about a third more than two years ago! Three percent of guests came from Amerika, one percent came from Africa and one percent from Australia.
What is perhaps the most impressive result of the representative survey by Gelszus Messe-Marktforschung [Gelszus Trade Fair Market Research] is the increase in visitors from the top level of management – so entrepreneurs, managing directors, board members or heads of official agencies – from 26 to 36 percent. This makes just under 7,500 visitors absolute top decision-makers, a figure which is without doubt unparalleled worldwide.
The fact that interlift is the leading international trade fair of the sector is also evidenced, among other things, by the very high proportion of decision-makers at the trade fair. At interlift 2015 the proportion of visitors involved in procurement and purchasing decisions rose to a record-breaking 84 percent (2013: 72 percent). A third of them make the decisions alone, 32 percent are co-decision-makers and a further 20 percent have an advisory role.
As a result, the number of business deals has also increased significantly: 27 percent of those surveyed stated that they had already made business deals by the time of the interview; in 2013, at “only” 12 percent, the figure was not even half of that.
Never before have so many lift companies registered so quickly for interlift. Over a third more registrations have currently been submitted to the project management compared with last year’s event; most of these are from regular exhibitors who want to secure their tried-and- tested stand placements. At the latest by the time of the trade fair hall layout planning, in August, companies interested should have registered so that individual placement requests can be considered where possible. The registration documents are available for download from www.interlift.de.
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. – June 28, 2016 – Magnetek, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of elevator drives, today announced the presentation of its “Quattro® 1000 Club” award to Schindler Elevator Corporation. The award signifies that Schindler has installed over 1,000 Magnetek Quattro energy saving elevator drives in elevator modernization projects around the world.
“Demand for energy saving systems in our customers’ buildings continues to grow,” said Bill Lippman, Vice President, Modernization Sales, for Schindler. “That’s why our customers continue to select Magnetek’s Quattro elevator drives for their properties, now in over 1,000 installations.”
Quattro drives, including the Quattro DC, Quattro AC Enclosed, and the Company’s latest Quattro product, the Quattro AC Cube, a fully integrated, compact regenerative drive, offer proven energy savings, lower installation costs, and superior ride quality.
“We are pleased and honored to have been able to work with our partner, Schindler, to offer so many of their customers the advanced energy savings, high reliability, and smooth ride quality our Quattro drives provide,” said Ed Butte, director of Magnetek’s elevator drives business.
For more information, visit www.elevatordrives.com.
Magnetek, Inc. is a leading provider of digital power and motion control systems used in elevator, overhead material handling, and mining applications. The Company is the world’s largest independent builder of highly integrated Energy Engineered® digital motion control systems for high-rise, high-speed elevators. Magnetek is North America’s largest supplier of digital drive systems for industrial cranes, hoists, and monorails, and is a leading provider of radio remote controls, motors, braking and collision avoidance subsystems. Magnetek is also a leading independent supplier of digital motion control systems for underground coal mining applications. Headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis., in the greater Milwaukee area, Magnetek operates manufacturing facilities in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Bridgeville, Pa., as well as Menomonee Falls.
With U.S. headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey, and Canadian headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, Schindler Elevator Corporation is the North American operating entity of the Switzerland-based Schindler Group. Schindler is one of the leading global manufacturers of elevators, escalators and moving walks. Schindler employs more than 57,000 people in more than 100 countries around the world.
Schindler manufactures, installs, maintains and modernizes mobility solutions for almost every type of building requirement worldwide. The company specializes in latest-technology engineering, as well as mechanical and micro-technology products designed and rigorously tested for comfort, efficiency and reliability.
Schindler supports sustainable urban development with safe, reliable and ecologically sound mobility solutions and its equipment moves more than one billion people every day all over the world.
Pictured left to right: Ed Butte, Director Elevator Drives, Magnetek; Mark Wilson, Elevator Drives Business Development Manager, Magnetek; Mark Heckler, Principal Engineer Modernization Support, Schindler Elevator Corporation; Bill Lippman, Vice President Modernization Sales, Schindler Elevator Corporation
June 01, 2016 (Oshawa, Canada) ─ EHC Global (EHC), a leading manufacturer of escalator and elevator components, announced today the retirement of Ron Ball, the company’s Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of EHC’s Eastern Region operations. Ted Hornbein, EHC's General Manager, Asia Pacific, will assume the role of Managing Director, Eastern Region and will report directly to Jeno Eppel, President and Chief Executive Officer of EHC. Ron will continue to be involved in EHC as a strategic advisor.
In 1977, Ron established Escalator Handrail Company in Ajax, Canada, with only one employee, a long-term vision and an international growth strategy. By the early 1980s, the company had successfully expanded into the United States and had established a presence in several international markets. Soon after, Ron expanded the company’s global reach to Europe by integrating EHC into the supply chains of larger firms and OEMs and eventually establishing EHC’s first overseas manufacturing company in Germany in 1992. In the mid-1990’s, anticipating China’s increasing importance in international business and rapidly expanding domestic market, Ron relocated to Shanghai and successfully established EHC China, the company’s largest operation to date. Over the past decade, EHC has continued to grow its global footprint with the establishment of sales and distribution centres in Brazil, Barbados, France, the United Kingdom and Spain. In 2005, Jeno Eppel was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of EHC.
“With EHC celebrating its 40th anniversary in the coming months, I felt that this was the opportune time to officially retire from the business and enjoy more time with family and friends,” said Ron Ball. “I am proud of the many accomplishments we have achieved since our humble beginnings and have complete trust and confidence in the leadership and commitment of Jeno Eppel and the entire EHC team.”
“On behalf of the EHC family, I would like to thank Ron for his vision, leadership and the many contributions he has made to the company, the local communities we support and the global lift industry over the past 40 years,” said Jeno Eppel. “We remain committed to growth, innovation and continuing Ron’s legacy for decades to come.”
Established in 1977, EHC Global Inc. (EHC) is a leading manufacturer of handrails, rollers and lift components for escalators, elevators and moving walks. Each day, EHC helps millions of people all over the world move safely and comfortably in public transit systems, shopping centers, airports, office buildings, hospitals, condominiums and other metropolitan spaces. EHC is committed to developing sustainable solutions that optimize safety, enhance value and meet the challenging demands of OEMs, designers, building owners and facility managers. To accomplish this, EHC employs top material scientists and engineers and continues to invest in R&D, product development and next-generation polymer and composite extrusion technology. EHC has manufacturing and distribution facilities in Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Brazil and China and a global network of sales offices including Barbados, Mexico, Slovakia, United Kingdom and the USA as well as EHC partners in all major markets globally. For more information about EHC, visit www.ehc-global.com.
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. – June 14, 2016 - Magnetek, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of elevator drives, today announced the addition of Vincent Hoe as Business Development Manager for its Elevator Drives business in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Hoe will manage Magnetek’s elevator drive sales and support operations for modernization and new construction projects in the Asia-Pacific region including Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, Shanghai and Australia.
“Vincent brings over 20 years’ experience in the elevator industry,” said Ed Butte, director of Magnetek’s elevator drives business. “We are extremely pleased Vincent has agreed to join our team and believe he will be instrumental in advancing the adoption of our state-of-the-art elevator drives in the Asia-Pacific region, and will provide customers with superb technical service and support.” Butte continued, “We will also be adding a technical resource, reporting to Mr. Hoe, to support current and new customers in this region.”
During Mr. Hoe’s tenure in the elevator industry, he has held management, technical sales, and support positions at Fujitec Singapore Corporation, Ltd. and its subsidiary, FSP Pte Ltd., ThyssenKrupp Elevator Pte Ltd., and Otis Elevator Company Pte Ltd. Mr. Hoe will be based out of the Singapore office of Magnetek’s parent company, Columbus McKinnon.
Mr. Hoe is a Singapore citizen and earned a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Mr. Hoe speaks fluent Chinese and English.
Magnetek, Inc. is a leading provider of Energy Engineered® digital power and motion control systems used in elevator, overhead material handling, and mining applications. The Company is the world’s largest independent builder of highly integrated digital motion control systems for high-rise, high-speed elevators. Magnetek is North America’s largest supplier of digital drive systems for industrial cranes, hoists, and monorails, and is a leading provider of radio remote controls, motors, braking and collision avoidance subsystems. Magnetek is also a leading independent supplier of digital motion control systems for underground coal mining applications. Headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis., in the greater Milwaukee area, Magnetek operates manufacturing facilities in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Bridgeville, Pa., as well as Menomonee Falls.
Sacramento, CA: Smartrise Engineering, Inc. has released a new, cutting edge elevator landing system. Designed with the tallest buildings and the fastest elevators in mind, the SmartPositioning Landing System tracks elevator speed and position with high precision and superior reliability. The contact-less dual infrared cameras continuously read the absolute position on the QR Code Tape mounted along the guide rail.
The SmartPositioning Landing System was designed for simple installation, accuracy and reliability. This system utilizes pre-assembled bracketing clips which allows for quick installations, while the two sensor cameras are checked independently to verify correct readings.
SmartPositioning has high light reserve and has been tested and proven to be insensitive to extreme levels of smoke, dust and temperature variation.
The absolute position system can be utilized in every elevator configuration, including modernization and retrofitting projects.
Pricing for the new landing system is competitive and Smartrise has received favorable responses from its customers.
For more information on SmartView 2.0 Monitoring, visit www.smartrise.us and look under the “Product” Tab.
About Smartrise Engineering, Inc.:
Smartrise Engineering, Inc. is an industry leader in the production of non-proprietary elevator controllers. We have been in business since 2004 and have over 15,000 controllers installed throughout the US, Canada and the rest of the world. Smartrise is headquartered in Sacramento, CA.
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