With its large local manufacturing base, the company introduced the innovative fastest escalator in Brazil and provided mobility solutions for the country's major airports as well as to four of the 2014 World Cup stadiums. ThyssenKrupp was given the award for mobility equipment provided for Sao Paulo’s metro and rail stations.
ThyssenKrupp Elevator’s mass transit mobility solutions in Brazil have been recognized for their superior performance under highly demanding operating conditions. The company, which supplied a total of 68 elevators and escalators at four of Brazil’s World Cup stadiums in 2014, an event that saw a more than 3.4 million spectators, has now been presented with the Revista Ferroviária Award (Railway Magazine Award) in the category “Best Manufacturer of System Components”, for supplying equipment for metro stations in Sao Paulo, the largest city in Brazil. The Revista Ferroviária Awards aim to acknowledge companies and personalities that contribute most to the railway industry, and is one of the most important events in the sector.
ThyssenKrupp's latest award is a recognition of the company’s German-quality products, produced in Brazil. With over 4,500 employees in the country, a large manufacturing site located in the city of Porto Alegre - producing for Brazil and for Latin America - and installation and maintenance services branches in more than 60 locations in Brazil, ThyssenKrupp is a leader in the elevator market in Brazil.
With the supply of its advanced mobility solutions, ThyssenKrupp Elevator ensures efficient passenger flow of the almost eight million commuters who travel daily via Sao Paulo’s rail and metro stations.
The city’s new metro stations were provided with 38 new escalators, and 15 new escalators were delivered for stations of the Sao Paulo commuter trains company (CPTM). The company also supplied 377 elevators and 157 escalators for the expansion of the São Paulo metro system, including the fastest escalator installed in Brazil, operating at a 0.75 metres per second.
ThyssenKrupp has also supplied mobility solutions for the São Paulo international airport, the largest in the country, and for five other airports throughout the country, including the ones of Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Fortaleza; for the World Cup 2014 the company equipped the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, the Estadio Beira Rio in Porto Alegre, the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza and the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba – in total, these products are capable of moving nearly 200,000 football fans within all four stadiums.
Having reached global sales amounting to 6.4 billion Euros in the Fiscal Year 2013/2014 and customers in 150 countries, ThyssenKrupp Elevator is one of the most important companies for urban mobility worldwide, and has a commitment to continue providing Brazil with its advanced solutions - the company is concluding the production capacity expansion of its plant in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul.
This is the second time that the Revista Ferroviária award has been presented to ThyssenKrupp, which won the 2014 award for supplying five Wagon Car Dumpers for the Maritime Terminal Ponta da Madeira, Sao Luiz (State of Maranhao).
Brazil is ThyssenKrupp's number one market in terms of sales and production sites in South America. Local operation comprises a workforce of almost 12,000 employees distributed across 19 factories, 76 branches and 4 research and development centers. In the next five years, ThyssenKrupp Brazil plans to invest in new automotive plants and technologies; operational improvements in the steel mill and the production capacity expansion of elevator’s factory in Rio Grande do Sul.
In 2014, ThyssenKrupp presented the ACCEL, a new transportation system capable of attracting up to 30% additional passengers to metro stations and cut transit times in airports by up to two-thirds., ACCEL is an excellent solution tailored for countries such as Brazil, which are experiencing rapid urban development.
Also last year, for the mid and high rise buildings construction industry, the company launched the world’s first rope-free multi-cabin elevator system, MULTI. By using maglev technology from the Transrapid train, this innovation allows the motion of multiple cars in the same shaft both vertically and - as a new feature - horizontally, thus giving free rein to architects’ imagination and increasing transport capacities and efficiency by 50% while reducing the elevator footprint and peak loads from the power supply in buildings.
The Elevator Technology business area brings together the ThyssenKrupp Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 6.4 billion euros in fiscal 2013/2014 and customers in 150 countries, ThyssenKrupp Elevator is one of the world’s leading elevator companies. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers innovative and energy-efficient products 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.