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

  • The contract includes a total of 41 mobility products for the group’s new
  • 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.”

About us:

thyssenkrupp Elevator
thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of €7.5 billion in fiscal 2015/2016 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 900 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.

thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods and service businesses. Over 156,000 employees in nearly 80 countries work with passion and technological know-how to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2015/2016 thyssenkrupp generated sales of around €39 billion.

Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for current and future challenges in their respective industries. With our engineering expertise we enable our customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost- and resource-friendly way. Our technologies and innovations are the key to meeting diverse customer and market requirements around the world, growing on the markets of the future, and generating strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.