IN MEMORIAM: ERCÜMENT HIZAL
One of the prominent names from the elevator industry, Ercüment Hızal, passed away on 26 March 2018. Born in 1955, Hızal graduated from DGS Academy in 1980 as an Interior Architect and Industry Designer. He started to work in the elevator industry with ASFEN Company founded in the ’90s, following his various architectural and design studies. After cooperating with SELCOM ASFEN in Turkey, Hızal founded Wittur Turkey, where he worked as a General Manager. He also served as Chairman of AYSAD for two periods. Contributing to the foundation of ASTEK, Elevator Technical Committee, Ercüment Hızal made other successful contributions to the sector with his business activities in collaboration with ELA, CEN, ISO and TSE.
ÇUKUROVA ELEVATOR MARKET OPENS IN ADANA
Çukurova Elevator Market opened in Yeşiloba Yeni Metal Industry Site, Adana, on 10 March 2018 with the participation of Cem Bozdağ from CE Engineering, Sebahattin Şekerci and Hüseyin Keşanlı from HAS Elevator and Nuri Kuzan and Nejdet Kahraman from KİPSAN Elevator. During the opening speech, Cem Bozdağ stated that they aimed at meeting the needs for elevator parts in the region, especially in Adana, Mersin and Gaziantep, with Çukurova Elevator Market, and conveyed his good wishes for the region and the industry.
WITTUR APPOINTS CEO, COO
The Wittur Group has appointed Antoine Doutriaux as CEO and Johann (Hans) Koenigshofer as chief operating officer (COO) and member of the Executive Management Team of Wittur Group. Doutriaux, a previous leader at Valeo Thermal Systems and Zodiac Aerospace, has experience in various high-tech industries, comprehensive strategy deployment, and leading and transforming global organizations. Koenigshofer most recently worked as executive vice president of operations for all land business of Palfinger AG, an Austrian manufacturer of hydraulic lifting, loading and handling systems, most known for cranes. There, he held various positions in Austria and China, and gained responsibility for Asia in 2015.
TRAINING GIVEN ON RESCUE IN ELEVATOR FROM ASFED FOR FIRE-FIGHTERS
The Elevator Industrialists’ Association (ASFED) organized a series of training programs on how to save people stuck in elevators during fire, emergency, breakdown or similar situations for fire-fighters within the scope of a social responsibility project. The first stage of the training started on 12 March 2018 and lasted for 6 days in 2 periods. The training was first held for 150 fire-fighters who work in the department of fire brigade of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality. Participation certificates were given to 150 personnel of Ankara Fire Service at the end of the training. Besides, following Ankara, first in Mersin and then in Istanbul, “Elevator Rescue Techniques” sessions will be provided for fire-fighters with the same training program.
THE DATE OF İZMİR ELEVATOR SYMPOSIUM IS ANNOUNCED
The Elevator Symposium will open its doors for the 9th time under the guidance of İzmir Branches of TMMOB, the Union of Chambers of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, on 18-20 October 2018 in MMO Tepekule Congress and Exhibition Centre, İzmir. The Elevator Symposium, which is regarded as one of the most significant platforms in our country where technological innovations, implementations and information are shared, will be under the theme of “Design and Technology” this year. You can get access to more detailed information about the symposium from here.
GETA ELEVATOR LAUNCHES ITS NEW PLANT
Founded with the purpose of being an international local brand 4 years ago and incorporating 7 companies today, GETA Elevator opened its new plant in Tuzla Leather Industry plant on 20 March 2018. The opening ceremony of GETA Elevator, which incorporates GM Elevator, Beta Elevator, EMT Elevator, Ersan Elevator and GEMAK Elevator, Star Elevator and İntegra Elevator, was held with the participation of Undersecretary Dr. Vesyel Yayan from the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology.
ELEVATORS CAN BE TRACKED ONLINE
The Minister of Science, Industry and Technology, Faruk Özlü, stated in an interview with AA that elevators in Turkey will be tracked instantly on a new map system and, by this method, they will be inspected. Özlü said 369,000 elevators went through a periodic audit last year, and underlined the significance of elevators frequently used especially in buildings, offices and shopping malls in terms of the safety of life and property. For this very reason, he said that the ministry has started a project to efficiently audit elevators through the integration of elevator tracking systems with the geographical information system. Moreover, Özlü said that it will be possible to access the information related to elevators using e-State by simply entering the elevator identity number.
NEW TEST TOWER IN CHINA BY THYSSENKRUPP
thyssenkrupp, 23 Mart 2018 tarihinde, Çin’in Guangdong Eyaleti, Zhongshan Şehrindeki yüksek hızlı Test Kulesi’nin açılışını gerçekleştirdi. 248 metre uzunluğundaki (Zeminden 31 kat) test kulesinde yüksek hızda ve halatsız asansörler de test edilebilecek. Konuyla ilgili açıklama yapan thyssenkrupp CEO'su ve Yönetim Kurulu Başkanı Dr. Heinrich Hiesinger, “Yeni Zhongshan test kulesi ve fabrikamız, thyssenkrupp'un Çin'de araştırma ve geliştirmeye, yatırım yapmaya ve yeniliğe olan bağlılığının bir kanıtıdır” dedi.
WIN EURASIA 2018 FAIR FINISHES
WIN EURASIA 2018 Fair was held in TUYAP Beylikdüzü Fair and Congress Centre on 15-18 March 2018 with the organization of Hannover Fairs Turkey Fuarcılık A.Ş. 75,000 people visited the fair, which brought the participant countries over 1,800 from 22 countries together. In the fair, there was a record increase of 51.2% this year in the number of foreign visitors compared to the previous year. The leading trade fairs from Eurasia region combined their forces toward the requests of the sector in the fair, which welcomed visitors from 145 countries.
AYSAD HOLDS ITS REGULAR GENERAL ASSEMBLY
EAYSAD held its General Assembly on 27 February 2018 in the Association Centre. The Chairman of the Executive Board, Oğuz Yanık, presented the activities of the previous period in the General Assembly. Yanık stated that the period was successful and 13 new members joined the association. After conveying their future goals to the General Assembly, Yanık underlined the importance of continuity and invited everyone to contribute to the association to make it more successful in the next period. New boards have been assigned for the period of 2018-2019, and Mert Öğüşlü has been appointed as the Chairman in the General Assembly.
ELEVATOR INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS FROM IZMIR BRANCH OF MMO HELD
İzmir Branch of TMMOB, the Union of Chamber of Mechanical Engineering, organized meetings with the purpose of informing building managers and local authorities on the periodical elevator control activities in 6 districts. Zafer Güneş from MMO Elevator Control Center, Çağlar Çimen as the Elevator Testing Unit Authority from İzmir Branch of MMO, and Technical Officer Çiçek Şimşek Yıldız participated and shared some information in the meetings. Also, building managers and local authorities asked the speakers questions about periodical controls and the use of elevators.
LIFTINSTITUUT SOLUTIONS EURASIA ORGANIZES AN EDUCATION SEMINAR IN UAE
Liftinstituut Solutions Eurasia organized an education seminar on the topic of “EN81-20 Standard and 2014/33/EU Lift Directive” at the JW Marriott Dubai Hotel. The education seminar took place with the participation of ESMA (European Securities and Markets Authority) and Certification Companies on 1 March 2018. The participants found the opportunity to have detailed information on changes and innovations that become compulsory with the new regulations and standards in all-day training given by Liftinstituut Solutions Eurasia Technical Manager Erol Akçay. Making explanations about the training, Liftinstituut Solutions B.V. Eurasia Regional Director Süleyman Özcan said that they aim at contributing to an increase in industrial knowledge on EU elevator standards, especially in countries like UAE, where high-speed elevators and special projects are prevalent.
INSTITUTIONAL DIGITAL TRANSFER AWARD TO MERIH ELEVATOR FROM SAP
Merih Elevator was awarded the Institutional Digital Transfer Award for S/4Hana at the SAP (Systems Analysis and Program Development) Forum Ankara event, which awards the best technological projects of the year. The Vice General Director, Rasime Sazak, received the Institutional Digital Transfer Award in the name of Merih Elevator during the event, which was held on 15 March 2018. Sazak conveyed her thanks to everyone who contributed to the transformation after stating that Merih Elevator was the first company in the Elevator industry to use the SAP ERP system.
THYSSENKRUPP PROVIDES TRAINING TO ABOUT 150 YOUTH
thyssenkrupp will provide a series of training sessions to about 150 youth in India in terms of soft skills and basic training, career guidance, entrepreneurship support and real-world work experience. After a successful start of the partnership in Columbia and Brazil, and expanding its partnership with SOS Children’s Villages ‘Project SEED’ to improve youth employability, the company is increasing its support for the global NGO SOS Children’s Villages in Pune, India. thyssenkrupp and its employees are aiming to provide training to around 150 youth to help them to have successful occupations and become independent adults. thyssenkrupp Elevator will provide opportunities to youths to intern or work at its sites within the scope of the project, with training and mentorship offered by its employees.
TURKEY BUILDING EARTHQUAKE REGULATION IS ISSUED
Turkey Building Earthquake Regulation was issued by the Disaster and Emergency Management Administration on the repetitive issue of the Official Gazette, dated 18 March 2018 and numbered 30364, to allow the implementation of assessment and enhancement design of present and future buildings under the influence of earthquake. You can get access to the Regulation Supplement here, which defines the Procedures for Building Designs under Earthquake Effect and the regulation that will form the necessary rules and minimum requirements for assessment and enhancement of the performance of existing buildings under earthquake effect, and the design and construction of public and private buildings, and the entire or partial building-like structures to will be built, revised or enlarged under earthquake effect.
MERİH PROMOTES “B-01 ANTİ-VANDAL” INTENTIONAL DESTRUCTION-RESISTANT DOOR
Merih Elevator added its B-01 Anti-Vandal door model in line with the requirements of TS EN 81-71Category II, which requires resistance to advanced-level potential destructive attempts. The B-01 Anti-Vandal door model is designed for use in open spaces like sports stadiums, train stations, emergency services and social house dwellings, which are prone to destruction. It comes to the forefront with its resistant features against intentional destructions. With enhanced construction structure, the product has successfully completed the certification tests in order to meet high-strength requirements. Moreover, B-01 Anti-Vandal meets EN 81-20, EN 81-50 and EN 81-58 standards.