Daily press, 2019-01-22, 11:00 AM
For the restart of the New Silk Road, thyssenkrupp ensures mobility at Trade Center in Xi’an City with over 60 elevators
- At the cross roads between China, Europe and the Middle East, thyssenkrupp Elevator is installing a total of 64 elevators, including 11 high-speed models
- The new Silk Road Trade Center is located in China's old imperial city Xi'an, today once again a hotbed for trade and business
- The New Silk Road links one of China's most dynamic regions with the company that stands for future mobility like no other: The route starts in Xi'an and touches the Ruhr city of Duisburg towards its end – close to the global thyssenkrupp headquarters in the nearby city of Essen, Germany
thyssenkrupp Elevator supports the construction of the Silk Road Trade Center Project in Xi'an City, China, by supplying state-of-the-art elevators to the elaborate high-rise complex with offices, hotels, conference centers and many other facilities. Scheduled to open by mid-2019, the building will be equipped with a total of 64 sophisticated elevator systems, including eleven high-speed units that race up to 5m/sec towards the sky.
Chinese and international businesses have already secured their space in the prestigious new location, including the Intercontinental Hotel, the Shaanxi Branch Bank of China and the Top International Engineering Corporation, as well as the state-owned Xixian New Area Development and Construction Management Committee of Shaanxi Province.
"thyssenkrupp Elevator and the Silk Road both stand, in their own way, for maximum connection and mobility. Both open up new perspectives and opportunities in what is becoming an ever-closer world. What the Silk Road means for two continents is also at the heart of our urban mobility solutions: the shortest, fastest and safest route from A to B," explains Peter Walker, CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator.
With its elevator systems, thyssenkrupp is making another important contribution to urban mobility where development is particularly dynamic. Xi'an combines present day and history, as it is the starting point of both the ancient and the new Silk Road – even 2000 years ago, the ancient route reflected people's desire to increase their mobility and thus their progress and prosperity. The Silk Road Trade Center is in a city with eight million inhabitants, offering space for diverse and intensive business activities geared towards the commerce and culture along the road.
In ancient times, the legendary Silk Road ran from Xi'an in China through deserts and mountains to the Mediterranean Sea, where goods were shipped. From the 14th century, it was used by the Mongols and Marco Polo, among others, to “open up” the world in one way or another. However, the route was always limited to the area between the Far East and the Near East.
Today, the New Silk Road project ventures much further west. In fact, it touches the Ruhr city of Duisburg, Germany, close to the global thyssenkrupp headquarters in the nearby city of Essen. The company is thus at the beginning and end of the transcontinental road spanning 11,000 kilometers – a perfect presentation of thyssenkrupp’s goal of improving mobility around the world.
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thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of €7.6 billion in fiscal 2017/2018 and customers in 150 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 traditional strengths in materials. Over 160,000 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 2017/2018 thyssenkrupp generated sales of €42.7 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 strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.