Schindler has been awarded a $40 million (CHF 43 million) contract to supply 70 escalators, elevators and moving walks for Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
The new installations are part of a major modernization program at LAX, which includes new gates to accommodate the Airbus A380, as well as a refurbishment of the airport's terminals, including the main Tom Bradley International Terminal.
As part of the $40 million contract, awarded by the airport operator Los Angeles World Airports, Schindler will remove and replace 60 escalators and four moving walks, as well as modernize six hydraulic passenger elevators.
"We are proud to have been chosen as the supplier of the equipment for the LAX rejuvenation and look forward to working with Los Angeles World Airports on this vital project," said Jakob Zueger, chief executive officer, Schindler Americas.
A total of 285 escalators, elevators and moving walks will eventually be modernized at LAX – the world's sixth busiest airport - as part of the overall modernization.
Schindler provides mobility in many of the world's major airports and public transport networks; recent contracts include: London-Heathrow Terminal 5, Germany's new Berlin-Brandenburg International airport, as well as new completely new subway systems for Mumbai, India, and the Asian side of Istanbul, Turkey.
The Schindler Group, headquartered in Switzerland, is a leading global mobility provider, present in more than 140 countries. The company designs, manufactures, installs, services and modernizes elevator and escalator systems for almost every building type. Schindler supports sustainable urban development with safe, reliable and ecologically sound mobility solutions.