ThyssenKrupp elevators, escalators, moving walks and passenger boarding bridges are increasingly used by air travelers in airports across the Asia Pacific.
Apart from providing passenger mobility solutions to major international airports in Europe and the Americas in the last few decades, ThyssenKrupp has supplied elevators, escalators, moving walks and passenger boarding bridges totaling almost 1,400 units to airports in the Asia Pacific region.
More than 1,200 units are presently being maintained by local ThyssenKrupp branches at 46 airports across China, India, Australia and Southeast Asia. These achievements in airport projects have exemplified the company´s strong growth and success as the world´s ¨one stop shop¨ for airport passenger mobility solutions. While China leads with the most ThyssenKrupp units installed in airports (including Beijing, Shanghai and Kunming), Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi has the distinction of having the most total installed ThyssenKrupp units (254) in all four product categories. In addition, Hong Kong and Brisbane International Airports both deserve special mention as projects comprising all four ThyssenKrupp product categories.
¨Looking ahead, we continue to expect strong growth in this strategic market segment in the Asia Pacific, which has become the major driving engine for the world economy since the global financial turmoil in 2008,¨ says Peter Walker, CEO, ThyssenKrupp Elevator Asia Pacific. ¨In particular, China and India will continue to take the leading role.¨
In order to further strengthen its leading position in this market segment, ThyssenKrupp has recently launched iwalk a moving walk solution designed for a very shallow pit, with an alternative pit-less version that does not require any builder´s work. Its numerous other advantages compared to conventional moving walks include significantly less material weight, less transport volume, easier handling, shorter installation times and a lower carbon footprint. In early 2014, Asia´s first two iwalk units were successfully installed at Bengaluru International Airport in India. This was followed by three more units installed at Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali, Indonesia. ¨iwalk is a perfect example of applying our understanding of customers´ needs to come up with innovative solutions,¨ said Walker adding, ¨we at ThyssenKrupp will continue to pursue our vision to be the most customer-centric elevator and escalator solutions provider in the Asia Pacific region.¨
(Communication by the management of the company)