thyssenkrupp receives China's largest TWIN order; 8 units for the Sunshine Insurance Group's headquarters

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  • The contract includes a total of 41 mobility products for the group’s new headquarters in Beijing
  • TWIN, the first elevator system with two independent cars in one shaft, supports thyssenkrupp’s commitment to providing innovative solutions to improve urban mobility
thyssenkrupp celebrates another addition to its TWIN portfolio, having secured a contract for 41 transportation units, including 8 TWIN elevators, for the Sunshine Insurance Group’s new headquarters in Beijing, China. This is the largest TWIN order the company has received in China.

As China’s leading insurance company, Sunshine Insurance is building its 243-meter-high headquarters in Beijing. Space efficiency was the client’s key concern, thyssenkrupp’s innovative TWIN solution, capable of space savings up to 30 percent, offered the required space efficiency along with the benefit of separate elevator cars.

The TWIN elevator system enables one cab to be parked while the other stays in operation. When passenger volume is low, no energy is consumed by empty moving cars. Thus, TWIN helps save energy and with two cars in one shaft, and can transport up to 40 percent more passengers than conventional elevators.

In 2017 thyssenkrupp will begin the installation of 8 TWIN elevators, 17 conventional elevators and 16 escalators within the 49-storey building containing an area of 132,471 square meters.

In addition to the TWIN, thyssenkrupp is also delivering several other new solutions to improve links with public transportation systems, as seen with the accelerated people mover ACCEL. Elevator solutions such as TWIN and the rope-less elevator MULTI, which allow for multiple cars in reduced space, also minimize the elevator footprint and enable elevators to go higher than ever before, while high-speed and double-deck elevators are lifting mobility to new levels in some of the most iconic buildings in the world, including the One World Trade Center in New York and the Shanghai World Financial Center.

thyssenkrupp will soon begin testing some of its game-changing mobility technologies at its upcoming test towers in Rottweil, Germany, and Zhongshan, China; the test towers are set to become a key part of thyssenkrupp’s global innovation network.

Regarding the towers’ contribution to urban mobility, thyssenkrupp Elevator CEO Andreas Schierenbeck noted, “As thyssenkrupp redefines technology in the elevator industry, the towers will speed up the integration process in getting these game-changing solutions to market. Our innovations – from MULTI and ACCEL to MAX, the industry’s first predictive maintenance solution – are proof that our industry can make tangible contributions to making buildings and cities of the future better and more efficient than ever before.”
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