16.04.2014

Building on mobility solution successes in Saudi Arabia

Schindler wins second phase for Wahat Makkah to become sole mobility solution provider

Due to the remarkable success that Schindler Olayan Elevator Co achieved in Phase One of the truly vast Wahat Makkah Project, the Wahat Makkah Development Company awarded - with confidence - the second phase of the project to Schindler, which includes an additional 100 Schindler 3300AP elevators. 

Wahat Makkah residential complex in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Wahat Makkah residential complex in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Wahat Makkah is a large and high profile integrated development on the edge of the Holy City of Makkah (Mecca). The complex, which will have a total of 2,200 apartments when complete, will have 214 Schindler 3300AP elevators in total. Special emphasis is being placed at Wahat Makkah on respecting local cultural and heritage elements while fully exploring contemporary design opportunities. 

“The city should be called ‘Schindler City’ when completed, as Schindler is the sole supplier of vertical transportation in this high profile project.” – Said Wahat Makkah Development Co CEO, Eng. Mamdouh Al Harbi during the contract signing ceremony with Peter Schwarer, Managing Director, Schindler Olayan, the management team and key staff. 

About Schindler in Saudi Arabia

With headquarters in Jeddah and main branches in Riyadh, Al Khobar, Jeddah, Makkah and Madinah, as well as several maintenance offices in cities throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Schindler Olayan Elevator Company is the Saudi Arabian operating entity of the Switzerland-based Schindler Group, a leading global mobility provider.

Schindler products can be found in many well-known buildings throughout Saudi Arabia, including office buildings, hotels, airports, shopping centers/retail establishments and specialty buildings. 

Highlights of Schindler KSA

1957: Schindler’s first presence in Saudi Arabia (Saudi Elevator Co).
2004: Schindler took 20% stake in Saudi Elevator.
2007: 50 years Schindler in Saudi Arabia.
2010: Schindler acquired 100% of Saudi Elevators.
2011: Schindler entered into a partnership with Olayan Group.