Schindler consolidates position in Saudi Arabia

The award of two major contracts – one in residential high-rise, the other in commercial low-rise – confirms the company’s growing reputation in the country.

With more than 800 employees and a presence in every major city, Schindler continues to expand its profile in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with two large-scale projects.

Jamar Omar Phase II project, Mecca, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

In the Heart of Mecca

In the high-rise residential segment, Schindler was selected to be the exclusive supplier of mobility solutions for the Jabal Omar Phase II project, located in the heart of Mecca.

The project developer, Jabal Omar Development, is creating an ambitious, 230,000-square meter residential and commercial center close to the city’s Grand Mosque.

When completed, the center will provide accommodation and supporting facilities for around 40,000 people in the world-renowned pilgrimage destination. The project involves the construction of residential units, four Starwood hotel towers, a retail concourse and a large prayer area.

The installation will feature 45 elevators and eight escalators, including 32 Schindler 7000 elevators with speeds of up to four meters per second.

Al Ajlan Commercial and Administration Center, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: Al Ajlan Commercial and Administration Center

In the low-rise commercial segment, Schindler will be the sole mobility provider for the new Al Ajlan Commercial and Administration Center in the capital city of Riyadh.

Schindler will supply the center, which will include offices and a retail concourse, with 27 Schindler 3300AP elevators.

The installations in Mecca and Riyadh are both due to be completed by the end of 2014.