Schindler has won a contract to supply 126 elevators and escalators for a multi-purpose complex in Chengdu, the capital city of China's Sichuan province.
The complex, located in the city center, includes an office building, a 5-star hotel, two high-rise apartment blocks and shopping center.
Schindler won the contract from Evergo Industrial Enterprise Ltd., a subsidiary of the Chinese Estates Group. The company is a leading Hong Kong property developer and is increasing its activities in mainland China.
Schindler is to supply 76 elevators, 43 of which are high-rise installations, as well as 50 escalators. In addition, the office building is to be equipped with Schindler's PORT Technology, a state-of-the-art traffic management and access-control system that identifies building occupants and calculates the swiftest route to their destination.
Silvio Napoli, Schindler Asia/Pacific President, said: “Schindler is delighted to have been chosen for this important and prestigious project. Chengdu is developing rapidly and is one of China's most important investment hubs.”
The order for the 43 high-rise elevators was booked in the 3rd quarter of 2011. The installation of the elevators and escalators is scheduled to start in January 2013.
Founded in Switzerland in 1874, the Schindler Group is a leading global provider of elevators, escalators and related services. Schindler mobility solutions move one billion people every day all over the world. Behind the company's success are 43,000 employees in over 100 countries.