Christian Schulz talks about modernization trends in Europe in Elevator World

04.09.2019

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Growing importance of modernization

Our Head of Operations, Christian Schulz, talks about the factors driving modernization, energy-saving solutions and the technical inventions used to tackle the challenges of modernizing historic buildings across Europe in an interview published in the European edition of Elevator World, an international magazine that focuses on the building transportation industry.

As urbanization accelerates, modernization is growing in importance, and Europe’s largest cities are looking to modernize their elevators and escalators which are often among the oldest in the world.

With Europe's lifts and escalators growing older by the day, building owners are also turning to modernization to reduce energy consumption in their buildings and meet increased safety regulations.
Christian Schulz explores the demands of modernizing UNESCO sites as well as the technical challenges posed by some modernizations and Schindler’s innovative solutions, such as at the Louvre, France.

Schindler elevator in the Louvre, Paris

A solution for every challenge

The Q&A interview looks at Schindler’s solutions for modernizing elevators and escalators, as well as its planning process and how the company helps property owners optimize the follow of traffic in buildings when equipment is taken out of service for modernization.

Our Head of Operations also talks about solving the challenges of modernizing equipment in complexes with limited space, such as underground subways.