News | July 2021
Orona defies the pandemic
According to the company, Orona improved its market position in 2020 despite the pandemic and achieved turnover of 799 million euros. The cooperative revealed this at its virtual annual general meeting.
Respected global news source Time Magazine today named the Multi elevator system by thyssenkrupp Elevator as one of its "25 Best Inventions of 2017". In addition Multi has won the 2018 Innovation Award.
The annual list spotlights the year’s inventions judged to offer the most potential to make the world better, smarter, and/or more enjoyable. Multi is the first elevator ever to be able to move both horizontally and vertically, due to its revolutionary rope-less technology.
The new invention offers dramatically expanded design and construction possibilities for architects, builders and urban planners. Multi was chosen to be one of the "25 best Inventions of 2017" because of its unique cable-free technology and what it means for buildings.
Multi requires fewer and smaller shafts than conventional elevators and can increase a building’s usable area by up to 25%, representing extra revenues from the additional rentable/leasable space. This is particularly important considering that current elevator-escalator footprints can occupy up to 40% of a high-rise building’s floor space.
Commenting on this distinguished recognition, thyssenkrupp Elevator CEO Andreas Schierenbeck says: "We believe Multi is a genuine game-changer that will truly transform the way people move, work and live in our built environment. It will reduce waiting times for passengers and offer building developers more free floor space for additional revenues. Multi is a key offering that truly represents a landmark revolution in the elevator industry."
Instead of one cabin per shaft moving up and down, Multi offers multiple cabins operating in loop, much like a metro system inside a building. This results in a higher transport capacity – up to 50% – as well as reduced waiting times for passengers.
Multi also requires dramatically lower peak power – reducing that by as much as 60% when compared to conventional elevator systems. This allows for better management of a building’s energy needs, and reduces investment costs in the power supply infrastructure.
In addition Multi has won the 2018 Innovation Award at CTBUH’s first annual Tall + Urban InnovationConference, which was held May 30-31 at the Aqua Tower in Chicago. The InnovationAward winner was selected by an independent panel of experts based on the technologythat is expected to have the greatest positive impact on high-rise buildings as well as thepeople who use these buildings.
This might interest you as well:
Once again, ThyssenKrupp’s mobility solutions have proved to be a fitting complement for iconic structures; the company has secured a contract to provide the inner mobility solutions for the Cube Tower, a unique high-rise building in Foshan, Guangdong Province, including a total of 34 elevators and 16 escalators.
The innovative LED shaft lighting from Switch GmbH & Co.KG consists of a sturdy PVC light strip and a 10 m permanently attached supply line.
In 1925 German industry and the then government decided to standardise and specify technical terms of delivery. They laid down individual quality requirements for products and services and arranged for their observance to be monitored.
When considering the most efficient way to move freight/goods vertically during a buildings’ design phase, consideration is given to the elevator/lift usage, materials being transported, capacity and size of the potential elevator/lift, etc.
The main topic at the Operators’ Day of the lift company Niggemeier & Leurs in Bottrop was the amended Operational Safety Ordinance. The reformulated provisions were examined from all angles and subjected to controversial debate.