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thyssenkrupp Elevator provides over 200 elevators and escalators to new central China metro line

New metro line in former capital city Luoyang provides comfort and safety for passengers by thyssenkrupp Elevator mobility solutions

Thyssenkrupp Elevator, Metro, Western China, Elevators and escalators, Chinese City of Luoyang, Luoyang Metro Line 1, Luohe River, Peter Walker, Laozi, Confucius, Production facility, Zhongshan

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 kilometres, 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.

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