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June, 2018 - Sayı 30

WEE EXPO 2018 IS HELD IN SHANGHAI

Welcoming 738 companies in five different halls of the two-story, four-leaf-clover-shaped fair center, the biennial WEE Expo was held in Shanghai International Congress and Fair centre on 8-11 May this year. More than 100,000 guests visited the fair, including the Chinese Centers of multinational companies and mostly domestic producers. This year, Genemek and Mekisan Elevator from Turkey participated in the fair. The fair will be organized on 6-9 May 2020, after two years, and, next year, another fair will be held by the same organization in Langfang, on 8-11 May 2019.


ELEVCON BERLIN 2018

The 22nd ELEVCON Congress, organized by the International Association of Elevator Engineers (IAEE) was held on 22-24 May in Sofitel Berlin Kurfürstendamm. A total 31 presentations and a panel titled “The Return of the Hydraulic Lift” were performed in the three-day symposium for the second time in 18 years in Berlin. On the second day of the symposium, there was a short city tour along with a guide and a Gala Dinner in Hofbräu, Berlin. Moreover, 13 companies, including Elevator World Inc., set up booths at ELEVCON.


THE BEST ELEVATOR AND ESCALATOR OF TURKEY AWARDED BY LIFTINSTITUUT SOLUTIONS

The award ceremony, “The Best Elevator and Escalator of the Year Competition” held by the Liftinstituut Solutions, was on 24 May 2018 at Taksim Grand Hyatt Hotel. National and international companies providing service in every division, such as housing, shopping centers and hotels, were granted awards in five different categories in this competition, which has been organized for 2 years in Turkey with the purpose of maximizing the safety level of elevators and escalators. This year, the award ceremony was conducted at a fast-breaking dinner welcoming Liftinstituut Solutions CEO Marco Waagmeester, Liftinstituut Solutions International Director Albert-Jan Van Ommen, Liftinstituut Solutions Eurosia Regional Director Süleyman Özcan and other sector-leading companies and representatives.


PERIODICAL ELEVATOR CONTROL REGULATION IS PUBLISHED

The regulation was re-organized for the Elevator Operation, Maintenance and Periodical Control published on 4 May 2018 by the new instruction, abolishing the Notification for Type-A Inspection Bodies to be authorized in terms of the Periodical Elevator Controls published on 15 July 2015 by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. Moreover, within the scope of this regulation, the articles numbered 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 and dated 24 June 2015 from the Elevator Operation, Maintenance and Periodical Control Regulation were included.


GEN2 MRL FOR HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS

The first high-speed Gen2® elevator was launched by OTIS at the WEE Expo in Shanghai for the 150-meter-tall, or maximum 50-story, buildings. The Gen2 Machine-Room-less (MRL) system can reach up to maximum speed of 3.5 meter per second. The new system has steel-coated flat belt technology, just like other Gen2s. Moreover, the new high-rise Gen2 MRL elevator will be presented together with the Otis Ambiance package, offering alternative aesthetic choices. The package including 400,000-plus material combinations in line with fabric, color, lighting and any other architectural style. It will have Otis eView ™, eCall ™ and CompassPlus® -related technologies for developing the passenger experience.


ELEVATOR SECTOR REPORT IS PUBLISHED

The Elevator Sector Report published by the Ministry of Science Industry and Technology, lighted the way for significant data from 2017. In the report, several subjects such as the developments and analysis of Elevator Periodical Inspections, Export and Import numbers, changes and effects of Elevator regulations, the influence of the sector on Turkey and the influence of the national economy on the sector were included. As a result of the inspections, it is especially seen that the number of red-labelled elevators has shown a significant decrease. Considering 2017 export and import data in total, the report says the elevator sector had $159 million in export value, in contrast to $224 million in import value, and foreign trade volume was nearly $383 million in the elevator sector. Contrasting the numbers with the previous year, it is also seen that there is a decrease in the foreign trade volume from $157 million dollars (2016) to $65 million.


FIRST TRAINING OF THE YEAR BY ANASDER

The New Management of the Anatolian Elevators Association (ANASDER) held its first training of the year by organizing the Regulation Training Seminar on 12 May 2018 in the Association Center in Ankara. The training was given by Board Member and Mechanical Engineer Arif Bar to nearly 50 members and guests. During the training, under the sponsorship of AZTECH Elevator, Arif Bar shared his presentation prepared on 2014/33/AB Elevator Regulation, the Notification on the Procedures and Principles for Elevator Design, Planned Areas Building Bylaws, the Regulation on Buildings’ Fire Protection, Elevators’ Periodical Control Regulation and the Regulation Draft of Elevator Operation and Maintenance, which all must be known by those in the elevator sector.


THE HIGHEST PENALTY GOES TO ELEVATORS IN THE 1ST QUARTER OF PGD REPORT

The inspection results have been published on the General Management web site under the responsibility of T.R. Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology and Product Safety and Control Directorate. Manufactured products were inspected on 14,613 different models in total throughout the first three-month period of 2018. Out of these, 4,294 products were found nonconforming, 177 different products were sent to testing, and 90 different brands/models were recalled from the market. TL2,835,246 in administrative fines was imposed for the detected nonconformities. Elevators ranked number two among the product groups with the highest nonconformity rate (51.70% of them nonconforming), and these products imposed the highest administrative fine, TL1,259,874.


THYSSENKRUPPOPENS ITS 19TH PRODUCTION PLANT, IN TURKEY

thyssenkrupp Elevator opened its first production plant in Turkey on 8 May 2018 in Dilovası-Kocaeli. It is expected to produce 1,200 units of escalators at the plant located in Dilovası Machinery Specialisation Organized Industrial Zone, at the first step. Deputy Prime Minister Fikri Işık, Kocaeli Governor Hüseyin Aksoy, Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality General Secretary İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu, Global Board Member and CFO of thyssenkrupp Elevator Ercan Keleş, thyssenkrupp Turkey General Manager Turgay Şarlı, and more than 300 guests and press members participated in the opening ceremony of the new plant, during which all speeches underlined the concept of " domestic and national."


41ST CONSTRUCTION FAIR OPENS ITS DOORS ONCE AGAIN

The biggest Construction Fair of Turkey, TURKEYBUILD İSTANBUL, was held on 8-12 May 2018 in Istanbul. The fair welcomed nearly 86,000 guests, along with thousands of foreign participants from 17 countries. Poland, Germany, Italy, Russia, China, Taiwan and the Czech Republic were the countries with the highest participation rate in the Construction, Building Materials and Technologies Fair, Construction Fair Istanbul, one of the 5 biggest construction fairs in the world and the most-comprehensive fair in the region. Burak Elevator was the only company attended in the fair from the elevator sector.


KONE SUPPLIES ELEVATORS FOR DUBAI HILLS MALL and LODHA THE PARK

KONE will supply 156 units for Dubai Hills Mall in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Within the scope of the project, 88 escalators, 2 moving walkways and 66 elevators will be provide a better passenger flow in the Shopping Mall. KONE will build 57 elevators in Lodha The Park, the high-quality residential tower in Worli in Mumbai, India. 48 KONE MiniSpace ™ high-rise elevators and 9 machine-room-less KONE MonoSpace® elevators will be supplied for Lodha The Park residential towers. Moreover, KONE Access Control system, the elevator performance optimizer, will also be used to provide convenience and minimize waiting periods for passengers. Thanks to this, the residents will benefit from KONE Remote Call ™, the smart phone application, when calling an elevator.


SCHINDLER BRINGS ITS PORT TECHNOLOGY TO THE OPEN SEAS

Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, “Carnival Horizon,” is equipped with Schindler’s PORT Technology. 33 elevators and 4 escalators have been installed in the cruise ship by Schindler's expert Sea Team. The system decreases the travel time and provides nearly 40% energy savings. Regarding the Carnival Horizon Cruise Ship, built in Italy’s Fincantieri shipyard, Schindler Navigation Director Fabio Lavezzi said, “We are proud of contributing to the Carnival Horizon project with our mobility solutions and making our leading technologies the long-term partners of Carnival Cruise Line and Fincantieri.”


ISTANBUL BUILDING BYLAWS ANNOUNCED

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Construction Regulation came into force by being published on the Official Gazette, dated 20 May 2018. According to the regulation, it is an obligation to have elevators in four-story buildings. The regulation also involves issues such as elevator obligation, occupancy state of basements, building license, provisions on parcel, story numbers in regard to parcel sizes, road widths, provisions on lands, rules on elevation for buildings, elevation on roads, garden levelling rules, uses except storey fields’ calculation, garden distances, and construction of more than one building out of one parcel. It is possible to read the complete regulationhere.


OTIS STARTS 'OTIS ONE' IoT SERVICE SOLUTION FOR INFORMATION SHARING

Otis launched its IoT service solution for customizable services in Shangai, China, during the WEE Expo Fair held on 8-11 May 2018. The IoT service platform, Otis ONE™, combines the remote control Otis has been using for years and other technological systems, like cloud technology. The data collected from elevators and escalators using smart sensor technology within this new digital ecosystem is transferred to the cloud system to be analyzed. Real-time data is transferred to customers and service teams through the cloud system. The system includes data on estimated maintenance analyses and useful equipment lifecycle, which allows for a transparent information exchange.

April, 2018 - Issue 28

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.

March, 2018 - Issue 27

LIFTECH EXPO CAIRO

The 5th Liftech Expo Cairo Fair was held on 1-3 February 2018 in Cairo International Fair and Congress Center, including 85 participating companies from 8 countries. In the event held twice a year regarded as the meeting point of the elevator and escalator industry, the company distributions by participatory countries (mostly from Egypt and Turkey) were as follows: Egypt (41); Turkey (24); China (12); Germany (4); Italy (1); Russia (1); Switzerland (1); and the USA (1).


8TH IRAN INTERNATIONAL ELEVATOR SYMPOSIUM

The 8th symposium was held on 18 February 2018 in Kosha Central Hands-On Science and Technology Center, Tehran. Within the day-long symposium, companies and participants from countries outside Iran — Turkey, Germany, Italy and Japan — made presentations. A total 15 companies displayed their latest products and Technologies in their stands at the university where the symposium was held. Nearly 300 people in the audience were there to follow the symposium from the Iranian Elevator industry.


TS EN 81-20/50 TRAINING BY KONAYDER

The Konya Elevator and Escalator Industrialists Association (KONAYDER) held a training session titled “Main Changes by TS EN 81-20/50 Standards” on 1 February 2018 at the Konya Bayır Diamond Hotel, with the support of the Konya Science, Industry and Technology Provincial Directorate. The main changes in standards were presented in articles at full length throughout the training given by Serdar Tavaslıoğlu. The sponsors of the training, with an intense participation, were the companies Ah&Met, Akış, Asronik, Çelikray, Kontest, SRL, Hüras and Vital.


SEA ELEVATOR MARKET OPENS

The SEA Elevator Market, located on a 500 m2 area in Istanbul, at the Beylikdüzü Beysan Industry Site, was opened on 15 February 2018. The SEA Elevator Market, founded within the body of Mesan Elevator, aims at coming to the fore with its affordable, quality and quick delivery services through package elevator systems in Turkey and overseas. In addition, it aims to provide an important service for the assembly companies in product delivery within the project, including the door delivery option for every city within the borders of Turkey.


‘CORE,’ THE NEW DOOR BY WITTUR

One of Wittur Group’s products, the revolutionary new elevator door “Core,” starts its mass production in April in Turkey. Having been tested 5 times longer than the standards, the door aims at coming to the fore with its reliability and safety. Using the contribution of Turkish engineers in its R&D stage, 80,000 doors have already been produced in Wittur’s other plants. The follow-up models, Core Cabin Door and “Core MD,” are planned to be produced by the end of the year.


IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION ADDRESSED

A conference titled “Reconstruction of Iraq” was organized on 12-14 February in Kuwait to support the rebuilding of Iraq. Turkey offered the biggest promise during the donation meeting held for the reconstruction of the country’s Western and Northern areas liberated from the terrorist group, DEAŞ (ISIS). 2,300 companies and international institutions from over 70 donator countries participated in the conference. From the elevator sector, TASIAD Chairman Ahmet Fikret Gökhan was among the participants of the conference from Turkey.


VOCATIONAL EDUCATION SUPPORT BY MERİH ELEVATOR

Merih Elevator supplied cabins and doors on 7 February 2018 for the completion of hands-on training of students in Güvercinlik Şehit Hasan Gülhan Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, Electronic Mechanical Carriers Department. Five elevator doors and an elevator cabin were supplied for the application workshop, within the scope of social responsibility project support. Within the application workshop, where technical knowledge is transferred, it is aimed at boosting students’ sectorial experience.


ISG EURASIA AND REW ISTANBUL OPEN DOORS TOGETHER FOR THE 4TH TIME

The 4th edition of ISG Eurasia was held on 15-17 February at the Tüyap Convention Center by IFO Fair Organization under the topics of “Occupational Safety,” “Occupational Health,” “Occupational Security” and “Training, Consulting and Risk Analysis.” The latest products, technologies, equipment, services and applications were displayed related to the business lines from every kind of sector, from the highest risk to the lowest, during ISG Eurasia 2018, held concurrently with the International Recycling, Environmental Technologies and Waste Management Trade Fair, REW Istanbul 2017, as in the past three years.


ÇAĞIN ELEVATOR INTRODUCES NEW ANTI-VANDAL CABIN AND DOOR

“Anti-Vandal Cabin and Door” produced by Çağın Elevator has a TS EN 81-71 intentional-destruction-resistant elevator certificate. The cabin project, with a simple but functional design, has successfully completed all of the certification tests. The Anti-Vandal Cabin and Door, designed to meet the tight safety and quality standards and a number of customers’ needs, has a capacity of 630 kg.


ELEVATOR MAINTANENCE NOTICE FOR BUILDING ADVISORS

Giving a reminder of the regulation on the operation, maintenance and periodical controls of elevators, Osmaniye Science, Industry and Technology Provincial Directorate warned the related building advisors. Within this context, a written notice announced that building advisors are responsible for monthly maintenance and the annual periodical controls, as well as payment of maintenance and periodical control fees to provide the safe operation of the elevator.


ELEVATOR RESCUE TRAINING FOR SEARCH RESCUE TECHNICIAN PERSONNEL BY MMO

Elevator Rescue Training was held on 30-31 January 2018 by the Eskisehir Branch of the Chamber of Mechanical Engineering (MMO) for Search Rescue Technician Personnel. The training, organized with the purpose of explaining how to save citizens stuck in the elevator during a possible earthquake and how to use elevator shafts during the search-and-rescue operations in demolished or damaged buildings after earthquakes, was given by İbrahim Küçükaçıl, Elevator Control Center Eskisehir Contact Office Unit Supervisor.


ASFED EDUCATION COMMITTEE STARTS HANDS-ON TRAINING STUDIES

On 20 February 2018, the ASFED Education Committee visited Samandıra Vocational Technical Anatolian High School and Suat Sezai Gürü Hands-On Training Center, pilot places identified earlier, for modeling and feasibility studies for laboratories and workshops that will be built to give hands-on training in Vocational and Technical Anatolian High Schools. It has been decided to open elevator-system departments in educational programs of Vocational and Technical Anatolian pilot high schools in Eskisehir, Ankara and Kayseri in collaboration with ASFED and the Vocational and Technical Education General Directorate.


THE FAIR OF FUTURE INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES

FIT 18, The Fair of Future Industrial Technologies during which 5 fairs met under the same roof to introduce innovative solutions, was held on 22-25 February in Izmir. There was an intense participation in the fair, which gathered Automation, Electric, Electronic and Energy, Hydraulic and Pneumatic, Building Automation and Weak Current Systems, and Metal Working fairs one location. Providing the opportunity to experience the available technologies, the fair embraced the discussions on factories’ future transformations.


BEIJING COMPANY TESTING PAY-PER-RIDE ELEVATORS

A construction company in Beijing is testing a novel way to finance the installation of elevators in older residential buildings that previously did not have them: users would pay for each time they ride. According to BBC News, quoting the Beijing Daily newspaper, at least 11 lifts are being installed in old residential buildings that previously had only stairs. The new elevators will work "like passengers scanning a card on a public bus," charging users to ride them when they wave a card across a sensor. Fangrong Shengtai Construction Co. said the program means elevators can be installed in older buildings without a need to directly charge for construction and maintenance fees. Passengers will pay the equivalent of about US$0.03 each time they ride.

February, 2018 - Issue 26

FIRST EVENT OF CTBUH IN TURKEY

CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat), a leading worldwide organization, held its first event in Turkey about the harmony of tall buildings with the urban environment. There was an intense interest in the event held in two sessions under the theme of “Tall & Green,” with the main sponsorship of Turner International in Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel on 17 January 2018. The theme of the first session in the event, organized in two sessions immediately after the opening speeches, was “A Green Look Toward Tall Projects in Turkey,” while the theme of the second one was “Tall Projects in Turkey.”


ELEVATOR GROUPING’ SEARCH MEETING IN ANKARA

The Anatolian Elevators Association (ANASDER) held a meeting on “‘Elevator Groupings for national brands in the elevator industry, and the benefits for elevator industrialists” in Ostim OSB Directorate on 23 January 2017, in collaboration with the Ostim Organized Industrial Site. In the meeting, Ankara Provincial Director for Science, Industry and Technology Ministry Vehbi Konarılı, head of Ostim OSB Orhan Aydın, and head of ANASDER Gürhan Cihaner participated in a discussion during which the importance of having a national and international brand in the sector was underlined.


REQUIREMENT OF ELEVATORS FOR BUILDINGS GREATER THAN THREE STORIES IN ISTANBUL

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) prepared new Istanbul Building Bylaws. Under the new regulation decided by a majority of votes in the January session of the IBB Assembly, the condition was set that buildings with more than three stories must have elevators. The regulation will be effectuated after the approval of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization. In the new regulation, there are some articles such as “three-story buildings are to have an empty area for an elevator, and four- and more-story buildings are to have an elevator facility.”


NOTICE ON ADMINISTRATIVE FINES

The lower and upper limits of administrative fines specified yearly have been published in the Official Gazette by the Ministry of Economy. According to the notice, the amount of penalty stated in the 12th article of the Law on the Preparation and Application of Products/Related Technical Legislation numbered 4,703, increased to the rate of 14.47% as of 2018. You can learn about the lower and upper limit administrative fine amounts and the related notification here.


ELEVATOR INDUSTRIALISTS MEET “ELEVATOR LEGISLATION” IN GAZİANTEP

Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce (GTO) and the Governorship of Gaziantep held an informative meeting on 23 January 2018 for the representatives and employees of the elevator companies about the latest developments in the elevator legislation and standards. Beyhan Hıdıroğlu, Chairman of Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce (GTO), M. Hanifi Akgöz, the Chairman of the Elevator Industrialists and Businessmen Association, and Hüseyin Yılmaz, Gaziantep Deputy Governor, each made opening speeches at the meeting held at the Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce.


WORLD’S STEEPEST FINUCULAR OPEN IN SWITZERLAND

The world’s steepest funicular system, which has a 110% incline, went into service on 18 December 2018 in Schwyz, Switzerland. The newly opened line connects the Valley Station Schlattli in Schwyz, the namesake of the city, with the mountain village of Stoos, which is 744 m higher. The system makes the travel possible without bending passengers down thanks its barrel-shaped cabin design, and climbs at a speed of 10 mps. Gelmerbahn Funiculars in Bern, Switzerland previously held the record for steepest funicular rail system, with a 106% incline. This record was superseded by the newly opened system.


ASFED’S FIRST BOARD MEETING IN THE NEW YEAR

During the Board Meeting organized on 13 January 2018 by Elevator Industrialists Federation (ASFED), a Training Collaboration Protocol between the Ministry of National Education and ASFED decided on the training to be held for firefighters’ elevator rescue efforts, and on an Extraordinary General Meeting to be held for the purpose of adding the indication of Turkey in the name of ASFED.


KONE WELCOMES 2018 WITH NEW PROJECTS

KONE will supply 23 elevators for the WOW Hotel in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, and 94 elevators for the Nanjing Golden Eagle World towers in Jiangsu State in China. KONE will supply 16 KONE MiniSpace® and 7 KONE MonoSpace® for the WOW Hotel in the Business Bay area of Dubai, and 14 KONE MonoSpace® elevators, 86 KONE MiniSpace™ elevators and eight KONE TravelMaster™ escalators for Nanjing Golden Eagle World towers.


NOTICE FOR SOME PRODUCTS TO HAVE “CE” SIGN ON

Rules and procedures related to compliance with the governing law for the importation of products within the scope of some regulations have been organized in a published notice. In the additional notice, some products, such as stop-door locking devices, sliding security mechanisms, over-speed protectors, speed regulators, tube diffraction valves, photocell and others from the Elevator Safety Components Product Unit are noted within the scope of Elevator Regulation. You can access the complete notice here.


PROBLEMS IN ELEVATOR INDUSTRY ARE DISCUSSED IN TTSO

Representatives of the elevator industry came together at the Trabzon Commerce and Industry Chamber (TTSO) for a meeting where sector representatives exchanged ideas on problems and solutions of the industry. TTSO Chairman Suat Hacısalihoğlu stated it is necessary to take the right steps to invest in the future, and that it is advantageous for everyone to be in collaboration in this direction. Hacısalihoğlu added that the ideas and suggestions of the sector representatives for the draft of elevator regulations will be delivered to the ministry through of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey.


ELEVATOR TECHNICAL CHIEF TRAINING BY MMO

“Elevator Technical Chief Training” was held in Çorum City Representative based in the Samsun Branch of the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers (MMO). The training, organized under several topics, was presented by the MMO MIEM Course Trainer, Mechanical Engineer Soner Akyıldız, and 14 mechanical engineers participated. The “Elevator Authorized Service Technical Chief Engineer Authorization Certificate” was given to those who successfully participated in the exam given at the end of the course.


MERİH SUPPORTS ARTS EDUCATION

Merih Elevator supported the renovation of the theater hall in Türkoğlu Elementary School in Ankara, Temelli, within the scope of the company’s social responsibility project. Supporting the organization of the theater hall allowing students to continue their artistic and cultural activities, Merih Elevator Board Chairman Yusuf Atik stated his wishes for the future generation to live with art and to become conscientious individuals.


ELEVATOR LEGISLATION UNDER DISCUSSION

A meeting was held with the participation of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality and District Municipalities and the coordination of the Kocaeli Science, Industry and Technology Provincial Directorate. In the meeting, ideas were exchanged on the rules and procedures of elevator registration, and the personnel participating in the name of the municipalities shared their experiences. As the meeting progressed, it continued interactively, in question-and-answer mode.


92% OF ELEVATORS ARE NOW SAFE IN KEPEZ

Kepez Municipality in Antalya has increased the number of safe elevators from 13% four years ago to 92% as a result of the periodic inspections carried out with RoyalCert. RoyalCert Certification and Observation Services, Inc., examined 3,338 elevators within the province borders during 9 months in 2017. At the end of the examinations, 111 elevators were labelled red, 181 elevators yellow, 1,167 elevators blue and 1,879 elevators green, which means “zero” risk.


ELEVATOR VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOLS’ WILL BE OPENED IN METROPOLITANS

Faruk Özlü, Minister of Science, Industry and Technology, answered parliamentary questions from deputies in the TBMM (Grand National Assembly) General Meeting. Özlü stated that there will be departments on elevators in vocational high schools to provide intermediate staff, and also new vocational high schools with educational areas on elevators in cities including Bursa, İstanbul and Ankara. Minister Özlü also said that 2,358 companies were imposed with an administrative fine of 7 million TL because of their nonconformity with the laws, after observations and controls toward the elevator assembly and maintenance companies.

January, 2018 - Issue 25

TASIAD HOLDS EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

The Elevator Industrialists and Businessmen’s Association (TASIAD) came together for an extraordinary general meeting about the income transfer of its own share gained from Eurasia Elevator Fair to ASFED, with the meeting organized in the congress hall of Metroplast Elevator on 23 December 2017. After voting, the transfer of the income gained from the fair to ASFED was rejected by a large majority. The second article, about the authorization of the current management on starting or quitting the membership of national/international associations and federations, was accepted by a large majority. Finally, opening a branch or a representative agency outside Istanbul was accepted and settled unanimously.


ARKEL LAUNCHES ITS NEW PRODUCT, ARL-700

ARKEL carried out the promotion of its new product, the ARL-700 Controller Card, on 15 December 2017 at the İstanbul Pendik Green Park Hotel. The promotion of the product, with an active country-wide participation, was made by ARKEL General Manager Melih Küçükçalık. Melih Küçükçalık answered the participants’ questions using the cards and boards displayed in the hall in his interactive presentation in the half-day organization of the product promotion, which attracted an intensive attention. In drawings at the end of the promotion, along with special gifts, 5 sets of ARL-700 Controller Cards and 2 iPhone 8 mobiles were presented to the participants.


HAS ELEVATOR RECEIVES ITS R&D CERTIFICATE

The Certificate of R&D Center was given by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology to Has Elevator, which opened Turkey’s 307th R&D center last year. Has Elevator Inc. General Manager Hüseyin Keşanlı received the certificate from Faruk Özlü, the Minister of Science, Industry and Technology, during the ceremony of The 6th Private Sector R&D Centers Summit held by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, which was organized under the “R&D and Progress with Innovation” theme on 20-21 December 2017 at the ATO Congressium.


THE CHANGE IN THE ESCALATOR STANDARDS

The standards on the walkways and escalators, the first assembly of which will be performed by Turkish Standards Institute, have been updated. With the TS EN 115-1 standard effectuated under the name of “Safety for escalators and walkways – Section 1: Construction and Assembly,” the TS EN 115-1 + A1 in force previously was repealed on 18 December 2017. You can read more about the new standard with regulations on reasonable, predictable dangers and risks of abuse for the producers.


MERIH IN EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN WITH ITS SOLUTION PARTNERS

Merih Elevator has begun a series of training seminars addressing the changes of EN 81-20/50 standards countrywide. The first step of the training was led by the contributions of the technical staff of Merih Elevator and its solution partners from certain regions of Turkey in Antalya on 16 November 2017. A different training was organized with Elit Elevator in Şanlıurfa and Mardin on November 28, right after the training held in cooperation with Kutup Asansor in Antalya. Later on, training was provided with the collaboration of Ah-Met Elevator on December 7 and finally with Par-Mak and Hay Asansor on December 20 in Trabzon.


MEKİSAN HOSTS THE PROSPECTIVE MECHANICAL ENGINEERS OF THE FUTURE

Mechanical Engineers Club students from the Engineering Faculty in Kocaeli University visited Mekisan Elevator on 7 December 2017. The students got the opportunity to see the plant, together with the participation of 27 students from different classes, during their visit, on which they were accompanied by Mekisan Elevator Deputy General Manager Levent Öğüt, Quality Management System (KYS) Department Manager Ebru Karaca, Sales and Marketing Manager Onur Erhan and R&D Manager Murat Uysal.


OTIS MARK ON DUDULLU-BOSTANCI SUBWAY

Otis, one of the world leaders in elevator industry, has undertaken the escalator and elevator projects of the Dudullu-Bostancı line, which is one of the most significant projects in Istanbul. 209 units will be built, including 53 elevators and 156 escalators for 13 stations within the project. Otis Turkey, exporting high-technology worldwide, will also produce 53 Gen2 Premier Elevators in Turkey for the 14-km-long Dudullu-Bostancı Metro Line, one of the biggest infrastructure investments in Istanbul and set to open in 2019.


LIFTECH EXPO CAIRO COMING UP

LIFTECH EXPO Cairo is taking place in Cairo on February 1-3, 2018. Preregistration is open for this fifth iteration of the exhibition. Organized by Lead Trade Fairs and supported by ELEVATOR WORLD Middle East, the Egyptian Federation for Construction & Building Contractors and the Export Council for Building, Refractory & Metallurgy Industries and others, it looks to offer the latest innovative products and services of around 100 exhibitors. Thousands of professional visitors from many countries look to make the event, again, truly international.


BULUT MAKINA SUPPORTS YOUTH AND UNIVERSITIES

Bulut Makina is maintaining its support for youth and universities. Sponsoring many projects, Bulut Makina provides internship and then full-time job opportunities for some of the students it supports. The company stated that its support will continue next year, and it will be with the young people at the chemical reaction-operated vehicle competition in which Boğaziçi University students will participate, and at the the satellite and electrical vehicle competitions in which three different clubs founded by Istanbul Technical University will participate in Turkey and the USA. It will also be at the satellite competition in which Yıldız Technical University students will participate in Turkey.


EAYSAD AND TASIAD MANAGEMENT MEET IN IZMIR

TASİAD came together with EAYSAD in a dinner meeting on 8 December 2017, which was the final meeting of the boards under the name of “Integration with Sector” that occurred regularly and monthly. The meeting embraced mutual acquaintance, exchange of ideas about the activities of the association and recent sectorial issues, as well as participation in the INELEX 2018 Elevator Fair and the activities of ASFED. The administrators of both associations stated that the meeting was a significant step for the continuation of the inter-associational collaboration, sharing common issues and proposing mutual solutions.


CHANGE IN THE NOTICE ON ELEVATOR DESIGN PROCEDURES AND PRINCIPLES

The first provisional article of “The Notice on the Elevator Design Procedures and Principles” announced on 14 July 2017 was changed on 5 December 2017. As to the change effectuated, TS EN 81-20/50 standard requirements were not obligatory for periodical control and registration of elevators presented to the market within the scope of tender specifications, and the contracts signed in accordance with these specifications, prepared in terms of the safety measures on construction and assembly stated in TS EN 81-1 +A3 or TS EN 81-2 +A3 standards for elevators before 1 September 2017, by state institutions and organizations and public economic enterprises.


CTBUH: 2017 RECORD YEAR FOR SKYSCRAPER CONSTRUCTION

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), in an annual report, says 2017 was a record year for construction of buildings standing at least 200 m tall. In an online, interactive report, “CTBUH Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2017,” the organization notes that 144 buildings of at least 200 m were completed, up from 2016’s record 127. In addition, 2017 tied for the number of buildings at least 300 m tall (15). The trend doesn’t appear likely to slow down anytime soon: the forecast for 2018 says as many as 160 buildings of at least 200 m could be completed. The online report offers a wide range of information for anyone fascinated by tall-building construction.


THE BOARD OF TURKISH AND ARAB BUSINESSMEN MEET IN TURAB FAIR

The 1st Fair of Turkish-Arab Realty, Project, Investment and Financing, and the 4th Fair of Building-Construction Tools and Technologies, Interior Decoration, Furniture Fair, Partnership Procurement Committee Organization, were held by TURAB Fair Organization Corp. (TURABEXPO) on 6-8 December 2017 in Pendik Greenpark Hotel. The opening of the organization, which has the purpose of producing projects with Turkey and Arab Countries, bringing Turkish and Arab Businessmen together, visiting Arab countries and bringing The Board of Turkish and Arab Businessmen together in Turkey and abroad, with the support of Turkish-Arab Partnership Association (TÜRAP), was made by Associate Professor Hasan Ali Çelik, the Deputy Minister of Science, Industry and Technology.

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