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2008 Olympic Games in China: Major orders for ThyssenKrupp Elevator

318 newly installed elevators, escalators and moving walks will transport guests in Beijing and Qingdao

(PresseBox) (Düsseldorf, ) ThyssenKrupp Elevator has been commissioned to supply a total of 318 passenger transportation systems for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing (People’s Republic of China). 16 elevators, ten escalators and 90 moving walks have already been installed in the new Terminal 3 of Beijing International Airport, designed by UK star architect Lord Norman Foster. They will ensure fast and safe transportation of athletes and visitors before, during and after the Olympic Games.

By June, 40 elevators and 62 escalators will be installed in the Wukesong Cultural and Sports Center, a 350,000 square meter multifunctional area in which the basketball teams among others will battle for medals. The offices of the Olympic Committee are also located here. The site also includes the Wukesong Indoor Stadium, numerous sport facilities as well as a shopping center, a hotel and several commercial and office buildings. Products from ThyssenKrupp Elevator will be used in almost all the buildings.

In addition, ThyssenKrupp Elevator is supplying 66 elevators and escalators for the National Conference Centre in the Beijing Olympic Park.

Installations from ThyssenKrupp Elevator will also be used in the port city of Qingdao, 800 kilometers southeast of Beijing, where the sailing competitions will be held. Ten escalators have been supplied for Qingdao train station and eleven elevators and 13 escalators will be used in the Olympic Sailing Center.

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ThyssenKrupp Elevator is one of the leading elevator companies in the world and represented at over 800 locations in more than 60 countries. With approx. 40,000 employees, the company generated sales of over 4.7 billion euros in the fiscal year to September 30, 2007. Products include passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, stair and platform lifts, passenger boarding bridges as well as quality service for all products.