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May, 2018 - Issue 29

IZMIR INELEX OPENS ITS DOORS FOR THE 11th TIME

The Elevator and Elevator Technologies Fair was held on 26-28 April 2018 in the new fair center in Izmir. This year, various events were organized during three days within the scope of the fair during which participant companies presented their products. Presentations on International Brand Creation, Assembly-Revision and Standard Applications were performed on the first day, and presentations on Residual Current-Grounding and Energy Quality, as well as the two-session panel on Design Notice and Applications, were made on the second day. On the final day, detailed information on Periodical Elevator Controls in terms of TS EN 81-20 was shared.


GENEMEK OPENS ITS NEW PLANT

Genemek, one of the important actors of elevator floor-cabin button and indicator production, opened its new plant on 25 April 2018 in Sancaktepe, İstanbul, with the purpose of meeting increased product demand and enriching its product ranges. There were more than 500 domestic and international guests for the opening event of the new plant, which has 21,000 m2 area of use, together with the production area, management building, social facilities and car parks in an area of 13,000 m2. Exporting to 55 countries at a rate of 70% of production today, Genemek has reached 1,800,000 sales of the Avox Series, launched in 2011.


WITTUR PROMOTES ITS CORE DOOR

One of the leading elevator door manufacturers, Wittur Group promoted its new product, the Wittur CORE door on 14 April 2018 at the Radisson Blue Hotel, Tuzla, Istanbul. Wittur Eurasia General Manager Ahmet Kanbolat gave an opening speech for the promotional event, welcoming more than 600 guests. Visitors were given the chance to closely examine the new products, presented in an area next to the meeting hall during the full-day, two-session event that included detailed information about the CORE door model. Recently appointed CEO Antoine Doutriaux and COO Hans Koenigshofer also made a speech in the event, and Wittur Group top management participated, as well.


VT SAFETY, NEW TECHNOLOGY FOCUS OF FIRST IEES IN ISTANBUL

Organizers Liftinstituut Solutions B.V. and Elevator World, Inc. invite vertical-transportation (VT) professionals to the inaugural International Elevator & Escalator Symposium (IEES), set for November 15-16, 2018, at the Renaissance Polat Istanbul Hotel in Yesilyurt/Istanbul, Turkey. Professionals from the elevator and escalator industry, architects, developers and owners are welcome to participate in the program that will cover the topics of safety and new technologies in the VT industry. Experts will present papers during sessions spanning the two days, and companies will show their newest innovations in an associated exhibition. Those wishing to present papers should send their abstracts by e-mail no later than June 29. To register to attend or book a booth, information can be requested via e-mail, or by visiting web site.


ANASDER CHOOSES ITS NEW MANAGEMENT

The Anatolian Elevators Association (ANASDER) chose its new management during its 2018 Ordinary General Meeting held on 31 March 2018 at its central office. “We have always underlined the importance of unity in two-year terms of our management. We have made a great effort to have collaboration by mentioning the difficulty of solving our problems, one by one,” said Gürhan Cihaner, who passed the torch of the presidency to Mustafa Demirbağ, in a speech focused on unity and solidarity to the General Assembly. Expressing his belief in the new management members on their way to keep the flag flying higher and further, Cihaner said he would not be the candidate again.


3rd EXPO LIFT UKRAINE IS HELD IN LVIV

20 companies, mostly from Ukraine, Turkey, Greece and Belarus, participated in the 3rd Expo Lift Ukraine fair held on 17-19 April 2018. Turkey was on the forefront among the participants with both its number of companies and the quality and range of products presented at the 3rd fair, held in Lviv Fair Center (South Expo), which was different from the previous fairs. From Turkey, Ah&Met Elevator, Akış Machinery, Aybey Electonics, Bulut Machinery, Cersan Elevator, Özbeşler Elevator and Sanel Elevator participated in this year’s fair.


WOMEN OF THE SECTOR UNITE UNDER THE ROOF OF AYKSAD

Women involved in business in the elevator industry united their forces under the AYKSAD roof on 14 February 2018, together with 28 founding members. Yasemin Bulut, appointed as the President of AYKSAD in the very first General Assembly held on 31 March 2018, stated that the purpose of the foundation is to empower the status of women of the elevator and escalator industry within the business world, to increase their contribution to the national economy and to include more women for the labor force of the sector; to make a contribution to the growth and development of the sector by means of education, information, organization and strategic support for the occupational, technical, moral and professional improvement of the sector; and, to represent the Turkish elevator Industry on international platforms.


SANEL ELEVATOR INVESTS IN THE SECTOR

Sanel Elevator, one of the significant export companies in elevator industry, has started the construction of a new plant in Denizli in order to meet the requirements of assembly activities as well as elevator components it provides for the industry. The founding of the new plant on a 16,000 m2 closed area within an area of 45,000 m2 in Özdemir Sabancı Organized Industrial Site in Çardak, Denizli was begun in October 2017. Nafiz Çavdar and Selçuk Yıldız, two of the company partners, stated that the plant, which will use the latest technological opportunities, aims to be in service at the end of this year, and also said that 9 elevators, 6 of which are test-purpose, will be built within the body of the facility, in addition to a 64-m-high test tower that will be built for the purpose of testing the products.


“RECALL” FOR UNSAFE PRODUCT

According to the information received from AA, Economy Minister Zeybekci stated that the “recall” institution is obligatory in terms of the Product Safety and Technical Regulations Draft Law submitted to the Grand National General Assembly of Turkey (TBMM), and said that “Unsafe products are to be taken back from the consumers obligatorily.” Reminding that the necessary substructure for quality and safe production has been done in line with the “Law on the Preparation and Application of Technical Regulations for Products,” based on the European Union legislation and effectuated in 2002, Zeybekçi underlined the fact that it is significant to adopt the changes into the internal legislation with the purpose of eliminating technical problems on exported goods, and of using products safely for citizens as well as catching up with the EU system. Zeybekçi said that the “Draft Law on Product Safety and Technical Regulations” has been submitted to TBMM.


ARKEL WIND IN SOUTH ASIA

Arkel, one of the leading companies in the elevator control systems market, held the launch of its India joint venture in Vadodara on 28 March 2018. Being in service for Indian customers with Tangent Technologies since 2014, Arkel will continue its activities under the name of Arkel Electronic India Private Ltd for Indian users as a Joint Venture. At the first step, Arkel will start the activities of its control panel system integration and distribution, and aims to produce components in the medium term, as well.


BARCELONA TRIP FOR 20 SUB-DISTRIBUTORS BY FUPA ELEVATOR AND AHMET ELEVATOR

A total of 26 people from Ahmet Elevator, Fermator Manufacturer solution partner of Fupa Elevator and its 20 sub-distributors, were in Spain on 4-7 April 2018. There were participants from different cities of Turkey within the four-day organization. The hospitality that the Fermator Spain management team showed provided a nice time for participants. On the first day, the entire group had an opportunity to watch the Barcelona-Rome Champions League quarter-final in the VIP Lounge, thanks to Fermator. The participants, enjoying the match in Nou Camp, were influenced by the magical atmosphere of the stadium.

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.

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.

December, 2017 - Issue 24

MMO İZMİR HANDS-ON TRAINING CENTER OPENS

The Hands-on Training Centre in İzmir, Bayraklı, was opened by İzmir branch of the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers to train elevator assemblers, maintainers and repairers at a ceremony on 21 November 2017 with the support of the companies in the sector and especially of the members of the Aegean Elevator and Escalator Industrialists (EAYSAD). In the opening ceremony, the companies that contributed to the equipment of the Training Center were awarded with a plaque.


AYBEY ELEKTRONİK SHARED ITS SOLUTIONS TO THE CHANGES IN STANDARDS

Aybey Elektronik organized a technical training seminar on “Innovations to the Control System by EN 81-20/50 Standard and Solutions by Aybey Electronics” on 25 November 2017 in Istanbul Crown Plaza. The participants showed an active interest in the seminar, during which Aybey products were also introduced. The seminar held in three sessions gave some information on General Introduction to Aybey Elektronik Products and the EN 81-20/50-compliant ALC Control System.


EEMKON 2017

The Electrical and Electronics Engineering Congress 2017 (EEMKON 2017), organized by Istanbul Branch of the Chamber of Electrical Engineers, was held from 16-18 November 2017 in Harbiye Military Museum and Convention Center in Istanbul. A panel discussion titled, “A Must in City Architecture: Elevators,” took place during the congress. Selim Dağdoğan (Mitsubishi), Melih Küçükçalık (Arkel), Melih Aybey (Aybey), Devrim Gecegezer (Genemek) and Alparslan Temur (Akantel-Z.Abegg) made presentations under the moderatorship of Fevzi Yıldırım (GTS) during the panel.


TRAINING ON EN 81-20/50 BY HAS ELEVATOR

Has Elevator held a training on “Main Changes with TS EN 81-20/50 Standards” within the organization of CE Engineering and Adana Elevator Industrialists and Businessmen Association (ADASIAD) on 25 November 2017 at Adana Anemon Hotel. An extensive participation was ensured, especially from Adana, along with adjacent cities Mersin, Hatay, Gaziantep and Kahramanmaraş, in the training during which Serdar Tavaslıoğlu served as spokesperson. Certificates were awarded to the participants at the end of the all-day training.


THE WORKSHOP OF SECTOR WOMEN IN THE ELEVATOR BUSINESS WORLD MET IN ANKARA

Meeting under the concept of “High-Heel Sounds in Elevators,” women in the elevator sector came together on 10-11 November 2017 in Ankara. Women members of the workshop appeared in Atatürk’s presence on 10 November and visited the old Grand National Assembly of Turkey with an active participation, and met at the headquarters of ASFED on 11 November. The Head of ASFED, Yusuf Atik, made a speech in the meeting and expressed his support for the women. The main theme of the meeting was about the preparation and a preliminary study for bringing women in the sector together under the same roof of the association.


TRANSIST 2017

10th International Istanbul Transportation Congress and Fair was held at the Istanbul Congress Centre and Lütfi Kırdar Rumeli Exhibiton Centre on 2-4 November 2017. In the two-day-long congress, four panels were held, under the titles of “The Change in The Future Transportation: Open Innovation,” “The Integration of Transportation Modes and Local Mobility: Integration,” “Information Systems and Effective Management of Transportation Networks,” and “The Key of Integrated Planning in Transportation: The Solutions in Business Intelligence.” More than 100 companies participated in the fair, organized on a 10,000-m2 area and held simultaneously with the congress.


EW PROJECT OF THE YEAR WINNERS

ELEVATOR WORLD is pleased to report the winners of the 2018 Project of the Year contest. Winning projects, which will be featured in our January 2018 issue, are: "Lotte World Tower" submitted by Otis Elevator Korea in Elevators, New Construction; "City Centre" submitted by Southeastern Elevator Consulting, LLC in Elevators, Modernization; "Athletic Club Museum" submitted by thyssenkrupp Elevator in Escalators, New Construction; "Tower City Station" submitted by KONE in Escalators, Modernization; "Port of Melilla" submitted by thyssenkrupp Elevator in Moving Walks; "Taipa House Museum Pedestrian System" submitted by Suzhou Rhine Lift Manufacture Co., Ltd. in Inclined Elevators; "T Minus 10, 9, 8.... (Aerospace Center for Education)" submitted by A+ Elevators & Lifts in Platform Lifts & Stairway Chairlifts; "Octagonal Clear Acrylic Elevator" submitted by Savaria in Private-Residence Elevators; and "City of Science Valencia" submitted by Alapont Group in Special-Purpose Lifts.


FABRE ELEVATOR MOVED TO ITS NEW PRODUCTION PLANT

Producing elevator cabins, suspensions and doors since 2005, Fabre Elevator moved its plant to its new location in the Tuzla Anatolian Organized Industrial Zone as of November 2017. A 4,000-m2 production area and a 500-m2 office area are in its new, more organized and productive facility. The company aims to focus more on international projects, in addition to its support for special and boutique projects, in its new plant.


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

The fourth edition of ISG Eurasia will be held from 15-17 February 2018 at the Tüyap Convention Center by IFO Fuarcılık under the topics of “Occupational Safety,” “Occupational Health,” “Occupational Security” and “Training, Consulting and Risk Analysis.” ISG Eurasia 2018, being held concurrently with the International Recycling, Environmental Technologies and Waste Management Trade Fair, REW Istanbul 2017, as in the past three years, will offer the latest products, technologies, equipment, services and applications from the business lines in every kind of sector, from the highest risk to the lowest, all in one place.


FULL SUPPORT TO INELEX FAIR BY ASFED

Chamber of the Association of Aegean Elevator and Escalator Industrialists (EAYSAD) board President Oğuz Yanık, board member Murat Demirel, and Akın Aktaş from Efor Fuarcılık visited ASFED Federation Chairman Yusuf Atik in his office on 10 November 2017 in Ankara within the scope of the 11th Elevator and Elevator Technologies Fair Inelex 2018. During the meeting, ASFED Federation assured its help within the framework of the fair and with the support of EAYSAD.


AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON ELEVATORS

An “Informational Meeting on Elevators” by Tekirdağ Provincial Directorate of Science, Industry and Technology was organized within the scope of Product Safety Week in the conference room of Çerkezköy Municipality service building. Issues regarding the safe use of elevators to be taken into consideration, and information on the timing of periodical controls, were underlined at the meeting on elevators, during which the Director of the Development and City Planning of Çerkezköy Municipality Mehmet Aksoy, the province-wide representatives of Organized Industrial Zones, district municipality personnel and authorities of elevator companies participated.


THYSSENKRUPP’S MULTI CABIN WINS DESIGN AWARD

thyssenkrupp’un hafif ve fütüristik tasarımlı MULTI asansör sistemi kabini, Alman Tasarım Konseyi tarafından “Yapı ve Elemanlar” kategorisinde 2018 Alman Tasarım Ödülü’nü kazandı. Dikey ve yatay hareket kabiliyeti ile devrim yaratan MULTI teknolojisiyle, kabinin tasarım konsepti Dresden Teknik Üniversitesi Endüstriyel Tasarım Mühendisliği bölümündeki genç akademisyenlerce, ışıklandırma ve ara yüzü tasarımı ise Neongrau firmasınca geliştirildi. Composyst GmbH şirketi tarafından yapımı üstlenilen kabin Almanya Rottweil’deki thyssenkrupp test kulesinin lobisinde sergilenmektedir. Karbon fiber kullanımı ile birlikte kabin ağırlığı çelikten yapılanlara kıyasla 100 kg daha hafiftir. Dairesel işlem paneli asansör boşluğu içerisinde kabinin yatay ve dairesel yönünü göstermektedir. Resmi ödül töreni, Almanya’da 9 Şubat 2018 tarihinde gerçekleşecektir.


ELEVATOR ACCIDENT IN ISTANBUL

A 9-month-old baby passed away in an accident on a site in Esenyurt, Istanbul. Security camera records reviewed after the accident showed a foreign mother and her two children getting onto the elevator when her 9-month-old baby fell from the stroller and became caught and crushed between the cabin and the shaft as the elevator suddenly started going upward before the cabin door was closed. The baby passed away on the way to the hospital.

November, 2017 - Issue 23

INTERLIFT 2017 FAIR

Interlift Fair, renewing its record of continuous increases in visitors and participants since 1991, was held in Augsburg, Germany, on 17-20 October. A total of 574 companies introduced their products across a floor area of 44,000 m2 this year, with 60% of the 21,260 visitors coming from 114 different countries. Germany ranked first, with 169 companies, Italy had 96 companies, China had 68 companies, Spain had 44 companies and Turkey had 39 companies, making these the top five countries in participation.


SEVENTH ELEVATOR AND ESCALATOR SYMPOSIUM

The Seventh Elevator and Escalator Symposium was held in Northamptonshire, England, on 20-21 September 2017. The Symposium welcomed over 125 participants from 16 different countries. It has been observed that more representatives and international participants were available in the ever-growing event, compared to previous years. The event, which is regarded as one of the best educational global symposiums, will have another gathering in Hong Kong on 15 May 2018.


LIFTINSTUUT HOLLAND PRESS MEETING

Liftinstituut Solutions organized a press meeting and a tour on 25-26 October at its Amsterdam, Holland, center, together with participants that included Turkish national press members. The activity field and future-forward plans and projects of Liftinstituut Solutions were introduced during the meeting, at which Turkish Press Groups including Haber Turk, Bloomberg HT, Posta Gazetesi, Dünya Gazetesi and Elevator World were present.


ZORLU ELEVATOR IN ITS NEW HOME

The producer of safety-components and sector-leader Zorlu Elevator moved its Ümraniye and Çekmeköy facilities on 1 August 2017 to the new Sultanbeyli facilities, which cover a 1,700-m2 closed area. Zorlu Elevator, founded as a family company in 2000 by İsmail Melih Zorlu, is planning to reach its aims in 2018 in a very short time at its new location. The company aims to produce brakes and regulator solutions for narrow hoistways for European renovation projects, and to continue to expand its staff and machine equipment.


TASIAD INTRODUCED ITS SCHOOL PROJECT TO THE MINISTRY

TASİAD Management came together with the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, Hasan Ali Çelik, on 25 October 2017. In the meeting, which was held to introduce the Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School and to hear opinions and support from the Ministry on the issue, the Chairman of the Executive Board Ahmet F. Gökhan explained about the aims of the school projects and the architecture of the projects in a detailed way. Deputy Minister Çelik stated in the meeting that they are going to support all these kinds of activities in order to spread them around, emphasizing the significance of the school project to the sector.


ARKEL GATHERED ALL UNITS UNDER THE SAME ROOF

One of the leading companies in the market of elevator control systems, ARKEL A.Ş., opened its new building on 12 October 2017, after bringing its production, storage and management units together under the same roof. Moving to its new facility, which covers a total closed area of 11,000 m2, Arkel also increased its capacity of production by 50% with the project, including the production, quality, technical services, storage, management and R&D units.


TRAINING ON TS EN 81-20 STANDARDS BY ANASDER

Anatolian Association of Elevator Industrialists (ANASDER) organized training on TS EN 81-20 Standards for Elevator Manufacturers, Assemblers, Maintainers and Inspectors on 24 October 2017. Electrical Engineer and Lead Auditor Mustafa Tutsak provided the training at the center of the association. There was an active participation and five training sessions at the all-day event.


EAYSAD UNITED STUDENTS WITH PARENTS

Aegean Association of Elevator and Escalator Industrialists (EAYSAD) and Professional Committee of Aegean Region Chamber of Industry (EBSO) met the students and parents from Seyit Şanlı Industrial Vocational High School on 10 October 2017. An informational meeting was held on the choice of the department of Transponder Repair and Maintenance, together with the school authorities, within the scope of the introduction of the elevator profession.


III. ROBOT INVESTMENTS SUMMIT

Robot Investments Summit and Exhibition, which opened its doors for the third time this year, was held on 4-6 October 2017 in Yeşilköy, Istanbul, with the contributions of 84 companies. A great number of participant companies found the chance to make new business contacts. Bringing the sector professionals and the companies that aim to use robots or increase the number of robots in their production processes together, the event was expanded by 26% on the basis of visitors.


IV. ENERGY EFFICIENCY CONGRESS WAS ORGANIZED IN KOCAELI

IV. Energy Efficiency Congress was organized by the Kocaeli branch of the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers (CME) on 13-14 October 2017 at the Kocaeli University Prof. Dr. Baki Komsuoglu Congress and Cultural Center. There was an active participation to the Energy and the Future Congress about the process of energy planning, management and energy efficiency in Turkey, with solutions.


THE INTRODUCTION OF EEMKON 2017

The 2nd Electrical and Electronic Engineering Congress (EEMKON 2017) organized by the Istanbul Branch in the name of TMMOB (Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects) Chambers of Electrical and Electronics Engineering on 16-17-18 November 2017 in Istanbul Harbiye Military Museum and Cultural Center was announced. The introduction of the three-day-long congress and exhibitions was made on a breakfast event organized in Alaettin Anahtarcı-Tülin Aydın Education Center in the Istanbul Branch of the Chambers of Electrical and Electronics Engineering on 26 October 2017.


ELEVATOR AVANT PROJECT PREPARATION AND ENGINEER AUTHORIZATION COURSE IN SAMSUN

Chamber of Mechanical Engineers (MMO) Samsun Branch continued its Engineer Authorization Courses organized for its members within the scope of Vocational Retraining (MIEM) with “the Course of Elevator Avant Project Preparation Engineer Authorization” on 29 September 2017. Twenty-four Mechanical Engineers from Samsun and Amasya were involved in the training. At the end of the course, Elevator Avant Project Preparation Engineer Authorization License was given to those who succeeded in the training.


LIFTACADEMY TRAINING BY LIFTINSTITUUT TURKEY

The Liftinstituut Solutions Turkey Office organized two training sessions titled Innovations Compulsory by 2014/33/AB and EN 81-20 Standards at Istanbul Point Hotel Barbaros on 5 October 2017, and at Istanbul Marriott Hotel Asia on 19 October 2017. Participants were informed in detail about the changes and innovations compulsory in terms of the new regulations and standards in the all-day training provided by Liftinstituut Licensing Technical Manager Erol Akçay.


BURSAD ASSIGNED ITS NEW MANAGEMENT

Bursa Association of Elevator Industrialists (BURSAD) held its General Meeting of the Association on 18 October 2017. The new management of BURSAD consists of the following members: Gültekin Ali Baki (President), Ahmet Hilmi Kaşlıoğlu (Vice President), Rıfat Özgür (Accountant), Salim Uçak (Secretary), and Kamil Altuntaş (New Member).


BUILDINGS FOR LIFTS, NOT LIFTS FOR BUILDING

A seminar titled The Changes in the Elevator Avant and Elevator Application Projects was held in the Conference Room of the Gebze Chamber of Commerce on 3 October 2017, with the contributions of the Commission of Elevators established within the structure of the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers (CHE), Section of Kocaeli, Gebze District Representative. A number of mechanical engineers, architects, industrial engineers and elevator company executives from Gebze region attended the meeting assembled under the subtitle, Buildings for Lifts, Not Lifts for Buildings.


TURKISH FIRM’S TULIP-INSPIRED TOWER FOR DOWNTOWN MIAM

Turkish developer Okan Group plans to build a 73-story, 966-ft.-tall mixed-use tower in downtown Miami called The Sterling, Miami Today reports. Set to contain a 300-room hotel, approximately 360 residences, commercial, retail and office space, The Sterling has been recommended for approval by the Urban Development Review Board. Its design, inspired by the shape of a tulip (Turkey's national flower) with a curved, sloping crown, is by Behar Font & Partners P.A. The location is at 501 North Miami Avenue near Miami Worldcenter, Miami Dade College and transit connections. Highlights of the project include a 68th-floor restaurant, swimming pools on the 24th and 25th floors and condominiums with private terraces.

October 2017 - Issue 22

CTBUH CERTIFIES THE WORLD’S FASTEST ELEVATORS

Based on a collaboration between The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and the Guinness Book of World Records, CTBUH certified the world’s fastest elevators with completed installation works and which are in service at this point. The list, published in September, is topped by Shanghai Tower (Mitsubishi) (20.5 m/sec), followed by Guangzhou Finance Centre (Hitachi) (20 m/sec). Taipei 101 (Toshiba) ranks number three, with a speed of 16.83 m/sec.


ASFED MEETS DOKAS MEMBERS

The Elevator Industrialists Federation (ASFED) held its monthly meeting in Trabzon between September 15-17, 2017 to visit member associations and to get familiar with the association members. The Federation’s objective was to check and keep in touch with the sector’s status in Trabzon. Having heard about the sector’s problems and challenges firsthand from the company owners and representatives, the Federation members met members of the Eastern Black Sea Elevator Companies Association (DOKAS) at Trabzon Novotel on Saturday, September 16, 2017.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF TASIAD PAYS A VISIT TO GETA GROUP AND BOSS ASANSÖR

The All Elevator Operators Association (TASİAD) visited GETA Group on September 7, 2017 and BOSS Asansör on September 21, 2017 for the biweekly Scheduled Ordinary Board of Directors meetings organized by the Association. These meetings formed a platform for consultation about applicable stages to open TASIAD Elevator Systems Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, foundations of which will soon be laid down. In addition, applications for association memberships were accepted.


CHAMBER OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS DELIVERS BRIEFING FOR AEGEAN ELEVATOR SUPPLIERS AND MANUFACTURERS

An informational seminar regarding “Communiqué on Terms and Conditions for Elevator Design and the Practices,” organized by the Izmir Branch, took place in Tepekule Congress Centre on September 19. The meeting, during which Mr. Oğuz Yanik, the Board Chairman of EAYSAD (Aegean Elevator and Escalator Industrialists Society), delivered a speech, was attended by representatives of sector players, as well.


THYSSENKRUPP’S ROLE IN ICONIC NEW CHINESE BRIDGE

By November, thyssenkrupp plans to have completed installation of 76 escalators and 26 moving walks at the iconic new Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge in China, the world's largest ongoing sea-based construction project that links the Pearl River Delta's three major cities. At 55 km, the bridge will be one of the world's longest, reducing travel times between Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau. The 102 units are going in at the 500,000-m2 Port of Zhuhai built on an artificial island. Operating in a rough environment, the heavy-duty, corrosion-resistant units are built to withstand moisture, salt and high temperatures. Three regional governments began work on the bridge in 2009, and thyssenkrupp began installation in June 2017.


KONE’S SIGNATURE ON CRUISES

The German MV WERFTEN struck a deal with KONE for the supply of elevators for two new cruise ships in its new “Global class” fleet. KONE will supply 9 KONE MonoSpace elevators, 33 KONE MiniSpace elevators and 16 KONE TravelMaster110 escalators for the ships designed for Asian cruise market. The 340m-length ships, to be built in Wismar, Germany, will each have 20 decks and offer a capacity for more than 5,000 passengers and 2,000 crew members.


SECTOR LADIES MEET IN ŞİRİNCE FOR THE THIRD TIME

Sector ladies met in Şirince on 9-10 September 2017 for the third time. During this event, where women whose hearts beat for the elevator sector come together, participants visited Ephesus and Şirince village. This event, organized by Ms. Yasemin Bulut from Önder Asansör and Selda Tokoğlu from Astor Asansör, was hosted by sector ladies in Izmir. The event witnessed speeches delivered to put the spotlight on the presence of the woman workforce in the sector, and to ensure that more women should work in the sector so as to close the shortage of highly qualified workers. Further discussions took place about the importance of vocational training and the vocational school project by TASIAD. At the end of the meeting, it was decided to organize the next event in Ankara on November 10.


MEETINGS ABOUT NEW STANDARDS ARE AT FULL THROTTLE

Following the introduction of new standards on September 1, 2017, informational meetings are going at full pace. Firstly, a briefing meeting was held about new policies applicable to the elevator industry in the course of the sector meetings organized by Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce. Another meeting in Konya was co-organized by Öztasarım Asansör Mühendislik Hizmetleri and A1Cert Belgelendirme. This meeting was attended by sector personnel from Selçuklu, Karatay and Akşehir municipalities, as well as representatives of elevator suppliers and manufacturers.


OTIS SUPPLIES ELEVATORS TO THE FOURTH-TALLEST BUILDING

Shenzhen Ping An Finance Centre (PAFC) has been officially declared by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) as the world’s fourth-tallest building. The building is equipped with 14 OTIS Skyrise® and Gen2® elevators. The building’s construction work started in 2010, and was completed in recent months. The 599-m Finance Centre is the tallest building in Shenzhen and the second-tallest building in China.


EW PROJECT OF THE YEAR 2018 DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline for submissions for the ELEVATOR WORLD Project of the Year Awards 2018 has been extended to October 20. The contest recognizes excellence in vertical, horizontal and inclined transportation. Winners in each of nine categories, “Elevators, New Construction”; “Elevators, Modernization”; “Escalators, New Construction”; “Escalators, Modernization”; “Moving Walks”; “Inclined Elevators”; “Platform Lifts & Stairway Chairlifts”; “Private-Residence Elevators”; and “Special-Purpose Lifts,” will receive an award and be recognized in a feature story in the January 2018 issue. The contest is open for projects that have been completed within the past two years, and both text and photos must be submitted, along with a completed entry form, via electronic file sharing, or a mailed disc and/or flash drive. To simplify the process, hard copies are no longer required. To download the form and obtain more information, visit website.


THYSSENKRUPP DEBUTS AUTONOMOUS DELIVERY ROBOT

thyssenkrupp, with partner software developer TeleRetail GmbH, unveiled a driverless delivery robot for elevator maintenance at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, which began on September 14. Part of a pilot project in which robots will transport spare parts and other materials to the jobsite, it is one of two robots in TeleRetail's New Mobility World exhibit at the Frankfurt, Germany, event. The technology promises to be an “optimal logistics solution” for elevator servicing, according to thyssenkrupp. The delivery robots are 85 cm wide and suitable for traveling on sidewalks. They can carry payloads of up to 35 kg.


HITACHI RELEASES ITS NEW TX ESCALATOR TO THE MARKET

Announcing that it has released its new TX series escalator to the market for India, Asia and Middle East markets, Hitachi describes the new series as a model that meets the majority of standards. The TX series is the creation of the same concept designed for elevators without a machine room that were marketed for Asia and Middle East markets in September 2016, and its functional design easily adapts to the user’s unconscious or careless moves. Hitachi units of this new series will be manufactured in accordance with safety standards in other regions, in addition to the tight safety and quality standards already in place.

September, 2017 - Issue 21

SIGNATURES IN PLACE FOR THE FIRST THEMATIC ELEVATOR VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN TURKEY

The protocol for TASIAD Elevator Systems Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, which will be a deep solution to the problem of qualified staff employment in the sector, was signed during a ceremony held in Governorship of Istanbul on August 22nd, 2017. Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin, Kartal Deputy Mayor Gulcemal Fidan and TASIAD President Ahmet Fikret Gokhan signed the protocol for the school, planned to be built on land assigned by Kartal Municipality.


ARKEL HAS NEW CEO AND NEW FACTORY

Arkel, which was established in 1998 and is one of the leading firms of sector, moved to its new building with 11,000 m2 of closed space on June 30th, 2017. With the project completed, in about 3 years the company will have a 50% capacity increase, and this is considered as an investment that will decrease card and pulley production processes. With the firm exporting to 60 countries now, Mahmut Bertan has taken up the position as new CEO from 2017 July.


EN 81-20/50 TRAINING IN KONYA

Fermator, together with Turkish distributor Fupa lift and door trim producer Ahmet Asansor, conducted an EN 81-20/50 seminar in Konya on August 3rd, on Thursday. The seminar, which was held in Bera Hotel and advertized Fermator doors with innovations that the new standard brought, occurred with broad participation from central and peripheral districts. At the end of seminar, plaques were given to senior masters who operated in Konya and contributed to the growth of sector by Ahmet Asansor General Manager Ahmet Madenci.


NAEC CONGRESS AND FAIR

68th Annual Congress and Fair, which is the biggest fair in North America and organized by National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC), will be held in Orlando, in the U.S. state of Florida, at the Hyatt Regency & Orange County Convention Center between September 11-14, 2017. In the fair in which over 200 firms will participate, the congress will be held simultaneously and during the congress, round table meetings will be made as well as technical presentations. You can reach congress programhere.


NEGATIVE SCENE REVERSED IN KARSIYAKA IZMIR

Karsikaya Municipality, which kept elevators in town a tight grip with the purpose of providing citizens’ safety of life and property, made a series of inspections together with RoyalCert certification institution. With the work done on 2,643 elevators in 2017, the municipality, which has increased the frequency of inspections with the purpose of making apartments and offices’ elevators in town safer, announced that the rate of elevators available in terms of safety level has reached 90%.


INTERLIFT TO HOST MORE INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES THAN EVER

rganizers of Interlift 2017, to be held October 17-20, have announced that 46 countries will be represented at the fair in Augsburg, Germany. The fair will include about 570 companies — about 30 more than two years ago — with 71 percent of them from outside Germany. Italy and China are the most represented, after Germany. Organizers expect to see a greater range of innovations, as well, and expect this year’s fair to have more visitors than 2015, which saw 20,440 people come through the doors. Turkey will have the fourth-most companies, with 38 representatives of the Turkish sector displaying their products at the fair. Interlift, sponsored by VFA-Interlift e.V, Hamburg, is the world’s leading trade fair for the vertical-transportation industry.


U.K. ELEVATOR SYMPOSIUM

The 7th Elevator and Escalator Technologies Symposium will be held in Northampton, England, between September 20-21, 2017. It is expected that over 100 representatives from all over the world will participate in the event supported by Nothampton University, The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA).


KONE SIGNATURE FOR CHINA’S TWO IMPORTANT PROJECTS

KONE, which is one of the global producers in the elevator and escalator industry, has signed its name to two important projects in China. The company, which will supply 31 elevators to OCT Tower using advanced technology products used complex in Shenzhen in Guangdong district, South China, will supply 196 elevators and escalators to the integrated, eight-tower settlement of shopping mall and residence, office and hotel called Raffles City Chongqing.


OTIS TURKEY HOSTED WORKERS’ SPOUSES AND CHILDREN ON “FACTORY SECURITY DAY”

By inviting its workers’ spouses and children on “Security Day” held in its elevator and escalator factory in Istanbul, Otis Turkey created awareness about security issues. Otis workers, their spouses and children participated in “Factory Security Day” held in Istanbul Beylikduzu factory on July 14, 2017.


TS EN 81-20 AND TS EN 81-50 STANDARDS ARE IN FORCE AS OF TODAY

As of today, TS EN 81-20 and TS EN 81-50 standards will be required for the registry and periodical controls of elevator avant or application projects approved by the relevant license office. As per provisional clause of “Notice on procedures and principles regarding Elevators Design,” avant and application projects approved before this date are excluded.


SCHINDLER TO RAMP UP MANUFACTURING, R&D IN INDIA

Schindler India plans to invest approximately US$26.5 million to expand its vertical-transportation manufacturing facilities and improve R&D in the Chakan Industrial Area of Pune, India, part of a larger, nearly US$80-million outlay over six years. By 2019, Schindler India plans to have an annual capacity of 17,500 elevators and 1,200 escalators, and notes it has already invested approximately US$67 million in setting up a factory, R&D center and 71-m-tall test tower with eight shafts under the Make in India initiative.


DIGIPARA FOCUSES ON CAD PRODUCTIVITY

Industry building-information-modeling (BIM) software provider DigiPara' theme at Interlift will be "Elevators. BIM. Automation." It has updated its Liftdesigner product to what it calls its "2018" edition. In addition to its typical use of drawing automation through enterprise resource planning systems, it is now also possible to load and reuse computer-aided-design (CAD) models from common CAD programs with it. Users can also export their CAD data as 3D BIM models. The 3D CAD files can come from SolidWorks, PTC Creo and Autodesk Inventor. Manufacturers can provide their entire elevator as a 3D BIM model to architects.


EWT FOCUSES ON MAINTENANCE AND MODERNISATION IN NOVEMBER-DECEMBER ISSUE

The November-December 2017 issue of ELEVATOR WORLD Turkey will focus on Maintenance and Modernisation. The deadline for submissions is October 15. To participate or for more information, contact the EWT Editorial Department at phone: (+90) 216 348 48 76, email: info@elevatorworld.com.tr

August, 2017 - Issue 20

SIXTH IRAN ELEVATOR EXHIBITION

The Sixth International Elevator Industry and Related Equipment Exhibition took place in Tehran, Iran’s capital, on July 10-13. The expo’s 211 companies, including 160 domestic and 51 foreign, displayed their products at 10 halls and also in the open area. The fair, which also welcomed many domestic and foreign visitors, gave indication of the size of the Iranian market.


EN 81-20/50 TRAINING IN MALATYA

With the collaboration of Sistem Çelik Halat, Fupa Lift and Fermator, EN 81-20/-50 training was held on July 20-21 at the production facilities of Sistem Çelik Halat in Malatya. During the sessions, basic requirements introduced by the EN 81-20/-50 standard were discussed in general terms. Fermator doors were also introduced, and in an afternoon session of the event, which attracted intense participation from the Eastern Provinces, operator training was provided on Fermator’s VVVF5 and VVVF7 cards.


DEADLINE FOR ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATE FOR ELEVATOR INSPECTION STAFF: SEPTEMBER 15!

Persons who are employed or are to be employed in Type-A Audit Institutions must have an Inspection Staff Achievement Certificate from the staff certification institution by September 15, 2017, according to the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers. The certificate must be accredited according to the TS EN ISO/IEC 17024 standard under the relevant professional chamber for periodic checks of elevators. The Chamber of Mechanical Engineers has conducted elevator periodical control and certification training sessions in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir since September 2016.


ETLİK SAĞLIK KAMPÜSÜ ASANSÖRLERİ LIFTINSTITUUT TARAFINDAN DENETLENECEK

The elevators of Ankara Etlik Integrated Healthcare Campus, which is the fourth largest in the world and the second largest hospital investment in Turkey with a total bed capacity of 3,566, will be supervised by Liftinstituut. Liftinstituut, an international independent auditing firm, will conduct the inspection of 201 lifts, 24 escalators and 6 walkways at the Etlik campus. The project is scheduled to begin on August 1, 2017, and continue for 22 months.


ELEVATOR MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR QUALIFICATION EXAMS HELD IN GIRESUN

The Giresun Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently offered the first Professional Qualification Certificate Exam for Elevator Maintenance and Repair for employees of elevator maintenance and repair companies in the province of Giresun. Employees who entered the elevator maintenance and repair level-4 exam, which is given in two stages as application and theoretical examinations, worked hard to obtain the qualification certificate.


ASFED’S NEW MANAGEMENT HELD FIRST MEETING

The Federation of Elevator Industrialists (ASFED) held its first board meeting with the newly elected management on July 15, 2017. Yusuf Atik was elected chairman of the board of directors, Abdurrahman Aksöz was chosen as vice chairman, Hüsnü Gökgöz as general secretary and Nuri Kuzan as bookkeeper.


CTBUH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

The 2017 International Conference of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) will be held in Sydney, Australia, from October 30 to November 3, 2017. The five-day conference will include speeches, 20-second PechaKucha presentations, exhibitions and panel discussions under the theme “City, People, Density and Infrastructure Consolidation.”


thyssenkrupp WILL INSTALL ITS FIRST MULTI AT EAST SİDE TOWER

The first demonstrations for MULTI, the ropeless elevator with multidirectional movement ability developed by German engineering firm thyssenkrupp, were recently presented in a special elevator tower in Rottweil, Germany. The demonstrations showed what the MULTI elevator can do. By using magnetic force instead of a rope system, MULTI can move horizontally and vertically on rails. Thus, in addition to moving up and down, MULTI also offers a more functional operation by moving to the left and right. thyssenkrupp will install the first MULTI system in the East Side Tower planned for Berlin.


ROYALCERT SHARES THEIR EXPERIENCES

RoyalCert Certification and Supervision Services Inc., which has provided elevator inspection services with TURKAK accreditation as a Type-A Audit Organization since the beginning of 2013, met in Cappadocia with representatives of 20 different countries on July 24-28, 2017. During the conference, called the “RoyalCert Experience Exchange Meeting,” company employees shared their knowledge and experience.


EFESME ELECTS NEW SECRETARY GENERAL, APPOINTS TREASURER

The European Federation for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EFESME) elected Luciano Faletto secretary general and appointed Massimo Bezzi treasurer during its general assembly in Brussels on June 15. A lift-industry expert familiar with the standardization process, Faletto has represented EFESME since its inception through participation in working groups and technical committees at the European and international levels. Bezzi is president of ICM Lift Components, headquartered in Italy, as well as a member of Elevator World, Inc.'s board of directors. Bezzi serves as vice president of EFESME, which thanked outgoing Secretary General Giuseppe Iotti and Treasurer Bruno Venditti for their service.


ASIA'S TALLEST TOWER SET FOR SRI LANKA

Diversified business company Al Aman Group has announced an agreement to build the World Capital Centre (WCC), a megatall mixed-use skyscraper in Colombo, Sri Lanka, that would be the tallest tower in Asia, the Daily Mirror reports. The WCC developer entered into a US$2-billion investment deal with the Board Of Investment on June 30 to build WCC, a 117-story, 625-m-tall tower. It will offer 1,200 residential units, 2,000 hotel rooms, 3,000 retail outlets and 5,000 parking spaces. Luxury amenities will include a "seven-star" hotel with presidential suites, complete with gold-plated interior touches. It will also have 20 swimming pools, Sri Lanka's first Michelin-starred restaurant and the world's fastest double-decker elevators, according to the report. Topping off the amenities will be an observation deck and rooftop helipad. The report said the WCC will be the ninth-tallest building in the world when completed in 2022.


LIFTINSTITUUT SOLUTIONS’ NEW SALES AND MARKETING MANAGER

Liftinstituut Solutions, one of the companies of Liftinstituut operating in Turkey, named electrical-electronic engineer Yavuz Kayağ assistant general manager and sales and marketing manager for Turkey as of June 2017. Liftinstituut Solutions, which provides a wide range of consulting services in the construction sector, maintains traffic analysis for elevators and escalators, advises on choosing the appropriate equipment and installation. It also offers technical support and after-sale product use support, product controls and business plan follow-ups.


EWT SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER FOCUS: ANKARA REGION

The September-October 2017 issue of ELEVATOR WORLD Turkey will focus on the Ankara Region. The deadline for submissions is April 15. To participate or for more information, contact the EWT Editorial Department at phone: (+90) 216 348 48 76, email: info@elevatorworld.com.tr

July, 2017 - Issue 19

REARRANGEMENT FOR ELEVATORS

The "Provision of Procedures and Principles on Design of Elevators" has been issued and become effective with publication in the Official Gazette dated 14 June 2017. This provision to offers solutions for issues regarding design, traffic account and preliminary projects that may arise prior to the elevator installation. According to the new provision, building-keepers and elevator producers shall ensure that the traffic account is arranged by the executive engineer in accordance with the properties of the building, its intended use and condition.


METROPLAST MOVES TO ITS NEW LOCATION

Metroplast Elevator acquired Atılım Chemistry Inc., which is located in Istanbul Tuzla Organized Industrial Zone, and its ​​12,000 square-meter closed area in May. With the acquisition, Metroplast Elevator moved to its new location in Tuzla Leather Organized Industrial Zone.


ELEVCON 2018 ANNOUNCED, ABSTRACTS REQUESTED

The International Association of Elevator Engineers (IAEE) has announced Elevcon 2018, the 22nditeration of its world congress. Taking place at the Hotel Sofitel in Berlin on May 22-24, 2018, it will focus on the presentation of original papers on all topics relevant to vertical-transportation technologies. Abstracts are being accepted through October 1. They should be no longer than 100 words (with titles no longer than 10 words) and include a classification of the topic, author name(s), company and contact information. Proposals for interactive discussion workshops are also welcomed as well. All abstracts and proposals should be sent to IAEE President and Elevcon 2018 Chairman & Programme Manager Ami Lustig. Event details and registration are available here.


FORZA ELEVATOR MARKET OPENS

Serap Aydın, who is well known for her more-than 20 years’ experience in the elevator industry, has taken a role in the sector with the Forza Elevator Market, which was completed in March 2017. With the market, which has a total enclosed area of ​​750 square meters in the IMES Industrial Site in Dudullu Aydın wants to make an impression not only nationwide but also abroad. Within this scope, Forza Asanör Market, offering many brands, has started to give service to the sector with both escalator and wholesale solutions.


SAFE USE OF ELAVATORS AND ESCALATORS FOR CHILDREN

Kartal Municipality and Otis Turkey organized a special "Safe Elevator and Escalator Use" event for 6-year-olds that included classes in the day-care centers of Kartal Municipality on June 7, 2017, to raise awareness of children and their parentsabout the safe use of elevators and escalators. At the end of the training, which attracted about 200 children and great interest, the participating children were tested and awarded "small auditor" certificates and various gifts.


EEMKON CONGRESS TAKES START IN NOVEMBER

The "Electrical and Electronics Engineering Congress 2017 (EEMKON 2017)" organized by the EMO Istanbul Branch will be held at the Harbiye Military Museum Cultural Site in Istanbul on November 16-17-18, 2017. EEMKON 2017, where innovations in the rapidly developing fields of electricity, electronics and biomedical engineering in Turkey and in the world will be shared, will also host "The Essential Feature of Urban Architecture: Elevators" panel in the “City and Electric” session this year.


IoT TECHNOLOGY IN KARTAL MUNICIPALITY ELEVATORS

Kartal Municipality is the first to implement IoT (Internet of Things) technology for elevators in public buildings. Through this technology, the elevator control system can deliver malfunction and emergency alerts to the supervisor via SMS/email. This technology platform allows remote monitoring, failure detection, malfunction or disturbance alerts, periodic maintenance management/follow-up and management and monitoring of technical service teams with web and mobile applications.


HÜSEYİN HALICI IS ELECTED AS THE ENOSAD CHAIRMAN ONCE AGAIN

The Seventh Ordinary General Assembly Meeting of the Industrial Automation Industry Association (ENOSAD) was held at Cevahir Hotel Asia Istanbul on May 24, 2017. In the meeting, Dr. Hüseyin Halıcı was elected ENOSAD Chairman with a majority of the votes. Chairman Halıcı stated that they will work with an increasing momentum and expect the contribution and support of all members in to accomplish the projects in the new period.


AN IMPORTANT STEP FROM TASIAD FOR SECTOR DEVELOPMENT

The Elevator Industry and Business Association (TASIAD) has visited a number of schools to help the elevator industry develop in the professional, technical and professional sense. At first, the association made a presentation, within the context of activities of the Board of Directors Education Committee, to Bahçelievler İMMİB Erkan Avcı Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School 9th ​​grade students on May 16, 2017. On June 6, the association visited Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University Alaplı Vocational School Rector Prof.Dr. Mahmut Ozer, along with the board of directors and the education committee.


ATTENTION FOR ESCALATORS DRAWN BY MMO ISTANBUL BRANCH

In the interest of public service, MMO has carried out periodic audits of 342 escalators and bands in Istanbul since 2015. While it was found that 82 percent of the equipment audited was inconvenient for use at the first control, it was noted that the periodic audit is crucial. MMO Istanbul Branch Elevator and Escalator Technical Unit Supervisor Aydın Arat emphasized that the number of escalators and bands in our country is increasing day by day, and that periodic audits shall be done for safe operation of this equipment.


MMO ANKARA BRANCH ANNOUNCES AUDIT RESULTS

Varlık Özerciyes, chief officer of the TMMOB Chamber of Mechanical Engineers Ankara Branch, stated that among the elevators audited in Ankara, 10,626 are tagged ‘RED’, 633 are tagged ‘YELLOW’, 4,013 are tagged ‘BLUE’ and 6,686 are tagged ‘GREEN.’ This means that about 50 percent of the elevators audited in Ankara have been tagged 'RED,’ indicating out of service.


OTIS ELECTRIC SUPPLYING 230 UNITS TO CHINESE METRO

Otis continues its strong relationship with Wuhan Metro in China with Otis Electric Elevator Co., Ltd. winning a contract to supply a total of 230 elevators and escalators to lines 11 and 21, as well as service. This brings the total of Otis units on the Wuhan Metro to more than 1,000. Line 11 is the 11th project for which Wuhan Metro selected Otis, which began working with the system in 2004. Otis elevators and escalators are now used on lines 2, 3, 4 and 7, as well as the Airport Line. Both expected to open in 2018, Line 11 is projected to be the longest in the system, and Line 21, also known as the Yangluo Line, will span 35 km to connect Hubei Province's main port and the Yangluo Economic Development Zone.


NEW GEARLESS SYNCHRONOUS TRACTION MACHINE FROM WITTUR: WSG-SF

Wittur Group has introduced its new gearless synchronous traction machine. The new product WSG-SF is EN 81-20/-50 certified, and aims to provide a solution suitable for all kinds of low areas. The company has also offered 4 different versions of the product for different weight loads. The robust design of the WSG-SF includes a nodular graphite cast iron barrel, a free-draw drive pulley, and sealed bearings, all of which allow a pit load of 26,000 N weights.


NEW LIFT CONTROLLER BOARD FROM AYBEY ELEKTRONIK IN CONFIRMITY WITH NEW STANDARD: ALC

Aybey Elektronik has started the production of ALC controller boards, controller boxes and complete shaft prewiring in conformity with EN81-20/50 standards in June 2017.


EWT SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER FOCUS: ANKARA REGION

The September-October 2017 issue of ELEVATOR WORLD Turkey will focus on the Ankara Region. The deadline for submissions is April 15. To participate or for more information, contact the EWT Editorial Department at phone: (+90) 216 348 48 76, email: info@elevatorworld.com.tr

June, 2017 - Issue 18

AMETAL OPENS NEW, LARGER PLANT

Ametal, which exports to 55 countries by producing cars, floor operating panels, electronic control boards, electronic load measuring and package elevator systems, has moved to a new, 7,000 m2 plant in Tasdelen from a 3,000 m2 facility in Dudullu. A large crowd took part in the opening ceremony on May 17, which included a ribbon ceremony and plant tour. A gift draw, cake-cutting and a cocktail gathering were held.


THE BEST ELEVATOR IN TURKEY SELECTED BY LIFTINSTITUUT

Dutch Liftinstituut, an international elevator/escalator certification company, brought its “Best Elevator and Escalator of the Year Competition” to Turkey for the first time this year. The competition, organized in Istanbul by the Liftinstituut Solutions Turkey office, recognized the best elevator and escalator companies of Turkey, which received their awards at a ceremony. The ceremony recognized both the companies carrying out installation/maintenance of the product, as well as the owners/operators of the facilities where the products were located. A total of 16 awards in five different categories were given.


TASIAD TO MEET WITH STUDENTS

Management of the Elevator Industrialist and Businessmen’s Association (TASIAD) will meet with students at their schools in cooperation with vocational high schools and vocational schools of higher education to recruit qualified staff needed by the association. Within this scope, the association visited Bahcelievler Erkan Avci Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, and met with the students of Bulent Ecevit University Alapli Vocational School of Higher Education on May 31, 2017.


BAKU METRO BEARS THYSSENKRUPP’S SIGNATURE

Thyssenkrupp won the public bidding for the contract to supply 25 escalators for the Baku Metro. The company will supply super-high escalators to Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, over the next three years. thyssenkrupp’s escalators will help ensure effective passenger flow for the 222 million commuters each year by installing escalators that will increase the capacity of the metro stations by 30%. Four of the escalators to be installed in the Khatai station will be the highest ever produced by thyssenkrupp, covering a height of 48.7 m.


CHAMBER OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS GIVES TS EN 81-20/50 TRAINING

The Samsun branch of the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers gave a seminar titled “Main Changes Coming with TS EN 81-20/50 Elevator Standards” in cooperation with Governorship of Samsun and the Provincial Directorate of Science, Industry and Commerce on May 6, 2017. About 150 executives and engineers of elevator companies from Samsun, Tokat, Amasya, Çorum, Ordu and Sinop attended the seminar at the Anemon Hotel. The conference focused on changing safety standards in elevators.


INTERLIFT TO WELCOME 600 ELEVATOR COMPANIES

Continuously growing Interlift is preparing to break a new participation record in 2017. The fair, which will be organized on October 17-20 in Augsburg, Germany, is expected to host 600 companies. So far, 430 companies have registered for the fair, which organizers expect to see grow by 10% compared to 2015. Among the topics for discussion will be “Mega Cities – Living Spaces of Future,” “The Elevator as a Style Element of Architecture,” “Smart Elevators 4.0 – Digital Connection of Elevators with Buildings,” “Occupational Safety” and “Qualification as a Key for Training a New Generation in the Sector.”


FOURTH SESSION OF ASFED TRAINING HELD IN TRABZON

A training seminar titled “Adopting the TSEN 81-20 Standard” was held in the meeting room of the Trabzon Branch of the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers on May 10, 2017, with the cooperation of the Elevator Industrialists’ Federation (ASFED) and the Eastern Black Sea Elevator and Escalator Industrialists’ Association (DOKAS). Mechanical Engineer Fehmi Pireci, assigned by the federation, was the instructor for the event, which saw broad participation.


WORLD’S DEEPEST ELEVATOR TEST SHAFT UNVEILED

KONE, one of the leading brands in the elevator/escalator industry, unveiled its extensively renovated high-rise elevator test laboratory in Tytyri, Finland, on March 29, 2017. The laboratory, which was first opened in 1997, has a depth of 350 m and is located in an active limestone mine. It includes the deepest elevator test shaft in the world, and will allow KONE to develop and test high-rise solutions and technologies.


ASFED GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONVENED

The Elevator Industrialists’ Federation (ASFED) General Assembly convened in Ankara on May 29. During the meeting, the regulation and management were changed and the number of members was increased to 15. Afterward, the traditional ASFED iftar meal was held at the CLD Halimbey Restaurant in Batıkent. The iftar meal was taken in with broad participation of members from across Turkey.


TURKEYBUILD ISTANBUL MARKS 40th ANNIVERSARY

Celebrating its 40th year, Construction Fair Turkeybuild Istanbul brought the construction sector together at the Tuyap Fair and Congress Center on 23-27 May. Organized by YEM Fair, the event is Turkey’s first specialized fair and is the biggest commercial platform in the construction material sector. In recognition of the 40th anniversary, 40 different events were held for the 784 participants who attended the fair. Companies in the elevator sector, such as Burak Elevator, Emak Elevator, Geta Grup, Gunsan Elevator and Liftinstituut, were among the participants.


TS EN 81-20 SEMINAR BY TASIAD AT GEBZE

Elevator Industrialist and Businessmen Association (TASIAD) organized a training seminar for all members on the TS EN 81-20 standard, which was held on May 25, 2017. The seminar was carried out in the Ari Yoruk Meeting Hall at the Presidential Building of Kocaeli Turkish Standards Institution, and drew a broad participation of association members.


PRODUCTION LOCALIZTION MOVE FROM GERMAN GIANT

With the opening on May 12, 2017 of its Pune plant, thyssenkrupp hopes to localize production by 95%. The new plant will allow thyssenkrupp to operate broadly in India's construction sector. In addition to the opening of the factory, the company will bring into service a new training center, called the “Seed Campus,” which will train field technicians. This facility is aimed at supporting the local information and capabilities in accordance with more comprehensive training programs of Indian government, which have been designed to increase the service delivery and efficiency of regional enterprises.


SAMSUN ENGINEERS HOLD PROJECT PREPARATION COURSE

The Samsun Branch of Chamber of Mechanical Engineers continued its Engineer Authorizing Courses on May 12, 2017 with its “Elevator Avant Project Preparation and Engineer Authorizing Course,” presented within the scope of in-service training. A total of 24 mechanical engineers from Samsun, Ordu and Trabzon, participated in the training session. At the end of the session, participants who successfully completed an exam received a “Certificate of Elevator Avant Project Preparation Engineer Authority.”


FUJILIFT OPENS LEBANON PLANT

International OEM Fujilift tells ELEVATOR WORLD it has opened a 4,500-m2 manufacturing plant in Mkalles, Lebanon.BusinessNews reported details on the project, including that it represents a multimillion-dollar investment; uses products imported from Switzerland, the Netherlands and Japan; and has an annual capacity of 1,000 elevators. Sixty-five percent of the units will be imported to Arab, African and Eastern European countries. The factory created approximately 30 full-time jobs.


ZIEHL-ABEGG TURKEY CELEBRATES ITS 10th ANNIVERSARY

Ziehl Abegg celebrated its 10th year in Turkey with a boat trip on Bosporus on May 17. Peter Fanki, CEO of Ziehl-Abegg was joined by Omur Aydogan, Turkey Country Manager, and Taner Yonet, chief of ISKID, with each offering remarks to welcome guests from home and abroad in the elevator and ventilation sectors.


EWT FOCUSES ON SAFETY SYSTEMS IN JULY-AUGUST ISSUE

The July-August 2017 issue of ELEVATOR WORLD Turkey will focus on Safety Systems. The deadline for submissions is April 15. To participate or for more information, contact the EWT Editorial Department at phone: (+90) 216 348 48 76, email: info@elevatorworld.com.tr

May, 2017 - Issue 17

RUSSIAN ELEVATOR WEEK

Russian Elevator Week was held April 25-27, 2017, at the VDNH International Fair Center in Moscow. Organized by JSK “VDNH” and the Russian National Elevator Union, the fair welcomed 178 companies from 19 countries, including Germany, China, South Korea, Italy, Turkey and Greece. The three-day fair included numerous presentations about the Russian elevator market and elevator safety. Seminars and panel discussion took place simultaneously during the course of the event.


BURSA CHAMBER OFFERS PROFESIONAL CERTFİCATES TO ELEVATOR STAFF

The Professional Competence Exam and Certification Center (MESYEB) established by the Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organizing exams for professional competence certificates in the elevator industry. Do date, MESYEB has evaluated the professional competence of about 11,000 people across Turkey. Providing exam and certification services in almost 30 cities, from Tekirdag to Van and from Antalya to Samsun, the center offers one day of free accommodation for those coming from different cities.


SUAT SEZAİ GURU APPLIED TRAINING CENTER OPENS

The Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB) Istanbul branch of the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers opened the Suat Sezai Guru Applied Training Center with a ceremony on April 8, 2017, in Tuzla, Istanbul. The center was created to meet the requirements of source, theoretical and practical training in several areas, including applied training on elevators. The center also will provide training for engineers and intermediate technical staff.


MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC BREAKS THREE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

Technology giant Mitsubishi Electric has broken Guinness World Record in three elevator categories: the fastest elevator, elevator with the longest travel distance in a building, and the fastest double-deck elevator. Located in the 632-meter Shanghai Tower, which is the tallest building in China, these elevators draw attention for their safety, high level of passenger comfort, silent operation and energy-efficiency.


ASFED’S NEXT STOP IS TRABZON

The Elevator Manufacturers' Federation (ASFED) is continuing its EN 81-20/50 training seminars across Turkey without slowing down. So far in 2017, the federation has organized seminars in Mersin on February 23, in Bursa on March 6, and in Kayseri on March 29. The next stop for the seminars will be Trabzon on May 10. The event is expected to welcome a participation as broad as the other cities.


SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES MEET IN MERSIN

Sector representatives in Mersin organized a meeting titled “Problems in the Elevator Sector, Solutions and Regulations.” The meeting was held March 28, 2017, at the Hotel Divan Mersin. Panelists for the meeting were Akar Tulucu, chairman of the Mersin Branch Board of Directors, Chamber of Mechanical Engineers; Ali Yilmaz, head of the Elevator Commission; and Elevator Unit Supervisors Fatma Gunes and Hasan Firat. The meeting drew a great deal of participation from people involved in the sector.


EAYSAD HOLDS TS EN 81-20/50 SEMINAR IN AEGEAN REGION

The Aegean Elevator and Escalator Industrialists' Association (EAYSAD) organized a training seminar entitled, “Changes Coming with TS EN 81-20/50 Elevator Standards,” held March 18, 2017 at the Izmir Best Western Konak Hotel. The all-day seminar was led by Serdar Tavaslioglu, and hosted 80 participants from the Aegean region.


GRAVIT ASANSOR MOVES TO NEW CENTER IN ATASEHİR

GRAVIT, which embodies Italy’s LAFERT, MONTANARI and TOPGEAR brand representatives moved its head office in Atasehir, Ferhatpasa. In its new office with a total indoor area of 1500 m², the company has enlarged its target to provide solutions to high-speed projects with its Italian geared and gearless engine brands. The company started works to gain the success which it attained in the domestic market in a short time.


LOTTE WORLD TOWER HOLDS THREE GUINNESS RECORDS

Lotte World Tower which is the highest skyscraper in South Korea and the fifth highest in the World, opened April 3, 2017 with an amazing fireworks show. The 123-story, 555-m-tall building was constructed along Han River in Seoul. The tower has three Guinness World Records: the highest glass-floored observation deck, the fastest double-deck elevator and the longest travel with a double-deck elevator.


AH&MET ASANSOR ACQUIRES FRANCHISE OF WITTUR

Embodying several brand representatives, Ah&met Asansor, which is one of the leading elevator companies, has entered into a franchise agreement with Wittur Turkey. The company offers package elevators and components, and aims to increase its market share with Wittur products.


OTIS TURKEY OPENS MANUFACTURING PLANT TO FIREFIGHTERS

Otis Turkey has begun offering “Intervention Training on Elevators and Escalators Accidents” for Istanbul Fire Brigade coaches at the company’s manufacturing plants. The course is designed to provide fire crews with active intervention training for accident scenarios, and offers relevant technical information.


ASFED AND EAYSAD MANAGEMENT GATHER AT BREAKFAST

The Aegean Elevator and Escalator Industrialists' Association (EAYSAD) organized a breakfast on April 8, 2017, that included the participation of the Elevator Manufacturers' Federation (ASFED) Board of Directors. The traditional breakfast offered information about federation membership and took up other business, under the direction of the federation committee. Akis Asansor Konya took part in the event, as well.


EW 2017 PHOTO CONTEST DEADLINE EXTENDED

Entries for the 2017 ELEVATOR WORLD Photo Contest will now be accepted through May 12. Both companies and amateur photo enthusiasts are invited to participate. EW judges will first choose up to 20 finalists from each category. Those finalists will then be presented online during May, when readers will vote to decide the best of the best. Winners of each category will receive US$250 cash or the equivalent in Elevator World, Inc. educational products or advertising. Winners and runners-up from each category will be featured in the August issue of EW, highlighted online and sent a custom certificate. More information is available here , and the entry form is available here.


HYUNDAI REPORTS MORE PROJECTS AROUND THE GLOBE

Following the release of details on the Saudi Arabian government’s large order for units at the Security Forces Medical City project, Hyundai Elevator has announced details of other large orders it has won since December 2016. Two are in Turkey: the Erzurum Healthcare Complex, and medical complex in Erzurum owned by HEKTAS, for 50 elevators and six escalators; and Inanlar Terrace Lotus, an office-shopping tower in Istanbul for eight elevators and four escalators


KERNEK ASANSOR OFFERS FULLY RUBBER ELEVATOR PIT BOTTOM BUFFER

Ucgen Muhendislik has begun manufacturing fully rubber elevator pit bottom buffers with the Kernek Asansor brand. The rubber elevator pit bottom buffer can be used in elevators operating at speeds of 1 mps or less, and is manufactured in two sizes, single and double.


EWT FOCUSES ON SAFETY SYSTEMS IN JULY-AUGUST ISSUE

The July-August 2017 issue of ELEVATOR WORLD Turkey will focus on Safety Systems. The deadline for submissions is April 15. To participate or for more information, contact the EWT Editorial Department at phone: (+90) 216 348 48 76, email: info@elevatorworld.com.tr

April, 2017 - Issue 16

3rd INTERNATIONAL EUROASIA ELEVATOR FAIR

Organized by Istanbul Fuarcılık, ASFED (Elevator Industrialists’ Federation) and TASİAD (Turkey Elevator Industrialist and Businessmen Association), which are subsidiaries of CNR Holding, the International Elevator, Escalator Industry and Technology Fair took place in CNR EXPO Yeşilköy on March 22-25, 2017. In the fair, growing day by day and held for the third time this year, 250 brands were exhibited. The fair hosted a total of 32, 922 visitors, 3,812 of which were foreigners.


15th ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL ELEVATOR EXHIBITION

Organized by IFO Fair Organization and supported by AYSAD (the Elevator and Escalator Industry Association), the 15th Istanbul International Elevator Exhibition was held at TÜYAP Fair Convention and Congress Center on March 23-26. The 2017 meeting of Elevator Istanbul, which is one of the largest fairs in its field worldwide, hosted 279 companies from 22 different countries. It has been bringing together the elevator and escalator sectors since 1992.


WOMEN IN THE ELEVATOR SECTOR GATHERED ON 8 MARCH

Women in the sector, under the leadership of Yasemin Bulut, met March 8 at the Pendik Divan Hotel to mark International Women’s Day. At the meeting, which brought together women who have an interest in the elevator sector, it was promised that more women employees would gather at the next meeting. It was aimed to highlight women in the workforce of the sector, and to bring more women into the workforce in order to overcome a shortage of workers.


LOTTE WORLD TOWER PRIMED FOR OPENING

Lotte World Tower, South Korea’s tallest building, has been unveiled ahead of its grand opening to the public on April 3, The Korea Herald recently reported. Standing 555 m (123 floors) in Seoul, it has been under construction since 2010. It is part of the larger Lotte World project, including an existing amusement park and mall. According to the report, its “Seoul Sky” is the third-highest observation deck in the world, holding three Guinness World Records: highest glass-floor observation deck, fastest double-deck elevator and longest distance traveled via double-deck elevator. The two “Sky Shuttle” elevators run at 600 mpm, with a joint capacity of just over 100 people.


ASFED CONTINUES EDUCATION SEMINARS WITHOUT SLOWING DOWN

EN 81-20 and EN 81-50 education seminars organized by the Elevator Industrialists’ Federation (ASFED) throughout Turkey will continue without slowing down in 2017. ASFED has already held several education seminars: in Mersin on February 23; in Bursa on March 6; and in Kayseri on March 29.


MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY REUNITED AT TUYAP

The WIN EURASIA Automation 2017 “Industry 4.0” Fair, which is the meeting point of manufacturing industry in Eurasia region and where state-of-the art technology was experienced under the “Industry 4.0” motto, took place at TÜYAP Fair Convention and Congress Center on March 16-19, 2017. This was the sixth year for the fair, which was first held by Hannover Messe Bileşim Fuarcılık A.Ş in 2012. Hosting 1,336 participants from 35 countries, the event was carried out in nine halls and consisted of four main subjects: Automation EURASIA, Electrotech EURASIA, Hydraulic & Pneumatic EURASIA and CeMAT EURASIA.


ELEVATOR TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MET IN BURSA HOSTED BY ASFED

Organized by Ministry Of Science, Industry and Technology and hosted by ASFED, the ASTEK Sub-committee workshop was held in Bursa on March 4-5, 2017. Committee members at the workshop took part in discussions that covered sub-diffraction of periodical control criteria over a draft study on electric and hydraulic drive elevators; criteria that can be transferred from red to yellow; a road map regarding control list or lists to be prepared based on the EN 81-20 standard; requests for change on regulations and notifications; and new proposals and assessments regarding the subject.


LIFTINSTITUUT SOLUTIONS AIMS TO MAKE TURKEY AN INVESTMENT CENTER OF THE MİDDLE EAST

Dutch Liftinstituut, which inspects elevators and escalators, is preparing to sign new projects which will make Turkey an investment centre of the Middle East. One of the leading companies worldwide, Liftinstituut achieves over 30% growth rate every year in parallel to the developments in the construction industry. The company aims to raise this figure over 50% in 2017.


TASIAD APPROVES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

A meeting of the Ordinary General Assembly of Turkey Elevator Industrialist and Businessmen Association (TASİAD) was held March 18, 2017, in the Titanic Business Kartal Hotel. During the meeting, the Board of Directors and Audit Board were discharged and a new Board of Directors and Audit Board, consisting of 9 full members and 9 substitute members, were approved unanimously with the regulation amendment.


MERİH ASANSÖR INTRODUCED ‘MARS ELEVATOR’ BRAND

Merih Asansör aims to start production in its 100,000 m2 indoor production plant, which will be equipped with both smart and environment-friendly systems. Merih will increase its foreign business with its “MARS Elevator,” in order to export doors and cars, the most produced elevator parts, as well as elevator systems. Merih also aims to add products that are not produced in Turkey but purchased from abroad into its product range.


ELEVATOR INDUSTRY IS EXPECTED TO GROW BY 6% UNTIL 2021

Research and Markets, one of the world’s market research organizations, has announced its “Elevators and Escalators Market by Type, Service, Elevator Technology, & End-use Sector - Global Forecast to 2021” report. According to this report, the industry is expected to grow by 6% through 2021.


ROYALCERT INCREASED MOTIVATION

RoyalCert Certification and Supervisory Services Corp. carried out the 2nd Motivation and Education Camp in Antalya Akka Antedon Hotel on 18-20 March 2017. Organized with the staff in order to evaluate 2016 and to determine aims for 2017, the event was completed productively. With the education given in order to improve technical know-how, the staff was also enabled to be ready for the changes to be made by giving education on TS EN 81-20 and TS EN 81-50 standards.


KONE TO SUPPLY 418 UNITS TO RIYADH METRO

KONE has won a contract to supply 418 elevators and escalators to Line 3 of the Riyadh Metro in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Commissioned by Arriyadh Development Authority, Line 3 is the longest of six lines, spanning 41 km and encompassing 22 stations. The order consists of 262 escalators and 156 elevators, including 96 panoramic elevators. The units will be equipped with the E-Link remote-monitoring system. Pierre Liautaud, executive vice president for KONE South Europe, Middle East and Africa, observed the Riyadh metro is one of the world’s largest infrastructure projects.


HITACHI TO OPEN ELEVATOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION CENTRE IN CHONBURI

Hitachi Ltd and Hitachi Building Systems Company has opened their first training centre for engineers in the elevator and escalator industry, outside Japan’s borders. The facility, in Chonburi, Tailand, went into service in February 2017.


EWT FOCUSES ON ROBOTS AND PRODUCTION SYSTEMS IN MAY-JUNE ISSUE

The May-June 2017 issue of ELEVATOR WORLD Turkey will focus on Robots and Production Systems. The deadline for submissions is April 15. To participate or for more information, contact the EWT Editorial Department at phone: (+90) 216 348 48 76, email: info@elevatorworld.com.tr

Mach, 2017 - Issue 15

THOUSANDS EXPECTED FOR INTERNATIONAL EURASIA LIFT FAIR BEGINNING MARCH 22

The Fair will bring together service providers, manufacturers, suppliers and importers, who will have on display new and innovative products for the elevator and escalator industry. Last year’s event gave 400 brands the opportunity to establish new business associations with buyers, both domestic and foreign. More than 20,000 people visited the 2016 event, organized by ASFED (Lift Industrialists Federation, which represents 12 sector associations, including TASIAD), along with the ITF-Istanbul Fair Organization of CNR. The 2017 event runs March 22-25.


TURKEY LANDS İN LIFTECH EXPO JEDDAH

65 companies from 12 countries took part in LIFTECH Expo Jeddah held for the first time in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on February 9-12, 2017. The fair which 30 companies and a huge number of visitors from Turkey participated was visited by 3.212 people. The fact that almost half of the exhibiting companies at LITFECH Expo Jeddah were from Turkey was an indicator that the export targets of the constantly-growing industry focused on this region. Since Jeddah is at a close distance to Mecca, a majority of the exhibitors and visitors from Turkey enjoyed the opportunity to have their Umrah visits.


UMRANIYE MUNICIPALITY STARTED ELEVATOR INSPECTION SERVICES

Ümraniye Municipality performs periodic control activities of elevators located within the boundaries of the district by the “Ümraniye Municipality Licensing and Inspection Department Elevator Inspection Services” unit. Ümraniye Municipality was the first municipality in Turkey to implement this service. As of 2017, “Umraniye Municipality License and Inspection Directorate Elevator Inspection Services” has started to operate in order to ensure the safety of the citizens who use elevators within Ümraniye District boundaries with Ümraniye Municipality quality and to reach all elevators in a better way.


UNEMPLOYED YOUNG PERSONS ARE TRAİNED AS ELEVATOR MAİNTAİNERS AND REPAİRERS

Held as part of the “National Vocational Standards and Qualifications and Elevator Maintainer and Repairer Vocational Staff Training Project” (UMES-AY), the Elevator Maintenance and Repair Regulation Seminar was completed. The final stage of UMES-AY organized by the Turkish Metal Union and funded by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey was held in Bursa on January 30, 2017. For the final stage of the sequence of seminars held in Istanbul, Ankara and İzmir on January 18, 23 and 25, various company representatives and experts were present at Baia Hotel.


KINETEK RESTRUCTURES TURKEY OFFICE, SETS ASSERTIVE GOALS

Kinetek, Inc., has reorganized its Turkey office and is instituting assertive targets for the Turkish market. İbrahim Tiftik, Turkey and Middle East component sales director for Kinetek, will manage the office, which has undergone both organizational and strategic changes. For 2017, Tiftik said, the office is making it a priority to meet the Turkish elevator industry’s need for high-quality gearless motors. In addition, he said the Turkey office will become the Middle East and Europe distribution point for Kinetek’s gearless motors and control tables. Kinetek is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of motors, speed drives and controls, and operates manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Mexico and Asia. The company has operated in Turkey since 2005.


CAN-LIFT LAUNCHES ITS NEW SPEED REGULATOR

Can-Lift supplies CL-08 Bidirectional Elevator Overspeed Regulator to the market, which it has manufactured in accordance with the EN81-1:1998+A3:2009, EN81-20:2014, EN81-50:2014 standards after also obtaining CE certificate from Liftinstituut. The disassembled base mounting plate of CL-08 Bidirectional Elevator Overspeed Regulator, a brand new product can be used in narrow spaces. The new regulator, which works quietly and comfortably, provides full safety thanks to the plastic body protection covers.


PRYSMIAN GROUP TURKEY WINS EXPORT AWARD

Prysmian Group Turkey, Prysmian Group’s operation in Turkey, which is one of the world leaders in energy and telecommunication cables, ranked first in the Electrics-Electronics industry at the Contributors to Economy Awards 2016 presented by the Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and also won an award in the export category. The ceremony, during which BTSO awards the business world representatives who have highly contributed to the economy of both the city and country, was held at Bursa Merinos Congress and Culture Centre on January 20 , 2017.


BLAIN RENEWS CERTIFICATION

Blain Hydraulics GmbH has successfully renewed certification for its products, including mechanical control; servo electronic; variable-voltage, variable-frequency EV4 series; and pipe-rupture safety valves endorsing compliance with ASME A17.1/CSA B44. The German company states it attaches great importance to the North American market and its growing customer base. It also pointed out the renewal was subject to stringent CSA Group quality and testing procedures.


ELENET TO BE PUBLISHED WEEKLY

Due to rising popularity, ELENET will be transitioning from biweekly to weekly beginning on March 1. As always, editorial submissions are welcome at phone: (251) 479-4514, ext. 30 or email: editorial@elevatorworld.com.To advertise, contact ext. 38 or advertising@elevatorworld.com


AMETAL SAYS NEW FACTORY POSITIONS COMPANY FOR GROWTH

Ametal is producing and selling its elevator products on the world market from its new, 7,000 m2 factory in Çekmeköy, Istanbul. Lift technology is continually advancing in parallel with the growth of the global construction industry. Ametal is positioning itself for growth through targets determined in accordance with this potential, and is focused on increasing its share of the global market by servicing lifts as a complete system or as a component manufacturer, according to the needs. The company says its new plant can help it attain its goals by improving sales, production, logistics, service and storage.


EW 2017 PHOTO CONTEST OPEN

Entries for the 2017 ELEVATOR WORLD Photo Contest are now being accepted. Both companies and amateur photo enthusiasts are invited to participate through April 28. EW judges will first choose up to 20 finalists from each category. Those finalists will then be presented online during May, when readers will vote to decide the best of the best. Winners of each category will receive US$250 cash or the equivalent in Elevator World, Inc. educational products or advertising. Winners and runners-up from each category will be featured in the August issue of EW, highlighted online and sent a custom certificate. More information is available here, and the entry form is available here.


INTERLIFT FINAL PAPER CALL, EVENT UPDATES

VFA-Interlift e.V., organizer of Interlift 2017, taking place in Augsburg, Germany, on October 17-20, has announced the proportion of new exhibitors "is unusually high among the 350 registrations received" as of January 13. In addition, it is accepting suggestions for 20-min. lectures until April 17. Topics include megacities, living spaces for the future, elevators as architectural style elements, work safety and certification as keys to encourage new skilled workers, and "Smart Elevators 4.0.". For more information or to submit paper suggestions, visit website.


ASFED EN 81-20 TRAINING SEMINARS GET UNDERWAY IN MERSIN

The first session of EN 81-20 training seminars was held February 23 in the Conference Hall of Mersin Chamber of Mechanical Engineers, with the contributions of the Mersin Elevator Association. The presentation of Fehmi Pireci was attended by the municipalities, the Provincial Directorates of Industry, Type A Inspection Organizations and lift companies. EN 81-20 seminars will take place all over Anatolia in cooperation with ASFED and member associations.


NORTHAMPTON SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION OPEN

Registration is open, and the second call for papers has been issued for the Seventh Symposium on Lift & Escalator Technologies, to be held at Highgate House in Northampton, U.K., on September 20-21. Vertical-transportation experts will have an opportunity to present peer-reviewed papers after submitting abstracts. Attendees registering before June 30 will receive an early booking discount. Further discounts are available to members of supporting organizations the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, University of Northampton, Lift & Escalator Industry Association and The Institution of Engineering and Technology.


EWT FOCUSES ON ROBOTS AND PRODUCTION SYSTEMS IN MAY-JUNE ISSUE

The May-June 2017 issue of ELEVATOR WORLD Turkey will focus on Robots and Production Systems. The deadline for submissions is April 15. To participate or for more information, contact the EWT Editorial Department at phone: (+90) 216 348 48 76, email: info@elevatorworld.com.tr

February, 2017 - Issue 14

ESKISEHIR ELEVATOR ASSOCATION AFFILIATED WITH THE FEDERATION

The Elevator Industrialists' Federation (ASFED) Assocation Pressitents Meeting was held at Ankara Crowne Plaza Hotels on Saturday January 28, 2017. In addition to the general meeting, a seminar was held on EN-81-20 Standard, during which the trainings given before the Vocational Qualification Exam were discussed, 2016 was reviewed and a route map was determined for 2017. By Eskişehir Elevator Assocation affiliation with ASFED, the number of member reach to 12 at this meeting.


A TRAINING ON MARKET SURVEILLANCE AND INSPECTION HELD AT ATO AKADEMI

At Ankara Chamber of Commerce (ATO) Assembly Hall, a training on Market Surveillance and Inspection was held on Saturday January 28, 2017. During the training session attended by Erol Ferhat, Ministry of Industry Market Surveillance and Inspection Department Head, experts from the Department, Ankara Provincial Directorate of Industry officials, Şerafettin Karademir, ATO Assembly Member and TOBB ASTEK Member, they provided information in accordance with the regulations in effect.


AYSAD HOLDS ITS 46TH ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

46th AYSAD Ordinary General Meeting was held at Bostancı Green Park Hotel on Thursday January 19, 2017. No member and presidential election was held during the Ordinary General Meeting. The Board of Directors and Supervisors were acquitted. 2016 annual activity report and audit reports were read out. İzzet Güven, AYSAD Chairman of the Board, and Safa Targıt, Vice Chairman of the Board, gave speeches focusing on the position of AYSAD in the society. As for the wishes and desires part, mainly VQA certificate and EN 81-20 standard were focused. During the General Meeting, Harun Şimşek was given a plaque for his 16-year efforts. The meeting concluded with the dinner participated by the members.


TSI INSPECTS 342 THOUSAND ELEVATORS

Faruk Özlü, Minister of Science, Industry and Technology, announced that TSI (Turkish Standards Institution) has inspected 341 thousand 645 elevators until now. Evaluating the elevator inspections carried out by TSI throughout 2016, Minister Özlü explained that the inspections were performed by 207 engineers trained in this field. According to the information provided by Özlü, TSI signed protocols with 304 municipalities in 58 cities in 2016. Almost 110 thousand elevators were inspected. During these controls, around 47 thousand elevators were detected to pose a danger for the safety of life and property. At the end of follow-up controls, 60 percent of these elevators were made convenient for use.


BURSAD WILL PERFORMING WORKS FOR SCHOOL ELEVATORS IN BURSA

There are currently 375 schools having elevators in Bursa. Bursa Provincial Directorate of National Education Department of Energy Efficiency responsible for the maintenance and repair works of these elevators negotiated with BURSAD to cooperate for this duty. As the result of the meeting held at BURSAD official building on December 14, 2016, it was resolved that elevator maintenance and repair companies shall ask their engineers for an "Office Registration Certificate" and elevator H module certification, and BURSAD member companies shall draw up pre-inspection maintenance contract free of charge.


EAYSAD DRAW UP MEMBERSHIP CONTRACT

The traditional breakfast organization by the Aegean Elevator and Escalator Industrialists' Association (EAYSAD) was held at Best Western Hotel in Konak, Izmir on Saturday January 21. At the meeting attended by Association Chairman Oğuz Yanık and a large number of members, VQA certificate examination and certification process, drawing up the 2017 Price List for Monthly Maintenance and Materials and a constant maintenance contract were discussed. The Membership Contract issue which was brought up to the agenda during the previous meeting was ready to be submitted for signature. Targeting at the solution of the problems experienced by the members, the contract includes professional ethical values and basic rules.


HYUNDAI ELEVATOR SUPPORTS EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT

After opening a class for elevators and escalators at İnönü Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School last year, Hyundai Elevator Turkey continues special education in different concepts. Receiving the lesson of "Introduction to Elevators" at the specially-prepared training hall of Hyundai Elevator Turkey, 20 students enjoyed the opportunity to observe and examine all the elevator components in operation thanks to the completely glass-coated panoramic elevator shaft as well as theoretical information.


CABLES FOR ILGAZ TUNNEL SUPPLIED BY PRYSMIAN GROUP TURKEY

Prysmian Group Turkey, the Turkish operation of Prysmian Group which is one of the world-leading companies in the cable industry for energy and telecommunication, has brought life to Ilgaz July 15 Independence Tunnel with its cables, which connects Central Anatolia to the Western Black Sea Region and was opened to service on December 26. The tunnel reduces the passing time over Ilgaz Mountain road to 8 minutes, which used to take almost 35 minutes. Prysmian Group Turkey supplied halogen-free energy, low-voltage, fibre optic and data cables with FE180 feature to be used in the project. The length of the cables manufactured by Prysmian Group Turkey for Ilgaz Tunnel is almost 513 kilometres.


WITTUR ANNOUNCES MARKET LAUNCH OF ITS BRAND NEW HEAVY-DUTY MACHINE WSG-52

Wittur announces the launch of their high-rise gearless traction machine WSG-52. The WSG-52 marks the top of the gearless machine range of Wittur Electric Drives GmbH based in Dresden, Germany. With a nominal torque of 9.200Nm in the WSG-52.3 execution, this machine is designed to lift as much as 9.800kg in 2:1 roping. The travelling speed goes up to a breath-taking 12m/s (in 1:1 applications) which places Wittur in a unique position as independent component manufacturer. Its solid design with a nodular-graphite cast iron housing, centrally fixed traction sheave and up to 4 safety brakes allows 520kN shaft load.


WORLD'S FIRST COMPOSITE LIFT" UNVEILED IN SINGAPORE

Singapore Lift Co. (SLC) unveiled what it describes as "the world's first composite lift," 8, on January 11 in Singapore. SLC is a joint venture between Far East Organization, Woh Hup Pvt. Ltd. and Pronus (HK) Ltd. Made of lightweight composite materials used in place of steel in industries such as aerospace, Formula 1® racing and yacht building, 8 is "a game changer in its field, having the potential to revolutionize the overall building and construction industry." The lift is initially available for installation in low-rise buildings and will eventually be extended to serve up buildings with up to 20 floors. SLC Managing Director Alister Bennett tells ELEVATOR WORLD cabins will be manufactured at its facility in north Singapore, with other components sourced from various countries. The facility's initial annual capacity is 1,000 units, and SLC hopes to design and build all components in Singapore within the next five years.


ELEVATORS BY MERİH RISE FOR A FAVOURITE HOUSING PROJECT IN IRAQ

One of the most recent overseas projects Merih applied to was a housing project in Iraq. In VIP CLASS Apartment, a prestigious housing project in Shaqlawa, which is one of the favourite tourist towns in Iraq, Merih has been the preferred brand for elevators. In the housings including 12 apartments having 16 floors, there are 24 elevators with transporting capacities of 450 and 800 kg.For the elevator project planned to cover a distance of 1,6 meters per second, the cars by Merih, which are designed in special dimensions, will be used. As for automatic doors, robust automatic elevator doors designed for heavy-traffic buildings have been preferred.


JEDDAH FAIR TO BE HELD IN FEBRUARY

Liftech Expo Jeddah is going to be held in the Saudi Arabian city Jeddah on February 9-12, 2017. The profiles of the companies which are to exhibit at the fair are as follows: Complete Systems, Passenger Lifts, Freight Elevators, Freight Elevators, Service Lifts, Hospital-Elevators, Small store lifts, Attached lifts, Home and Apartments Elevators, Garage & Parking Elevators and Systems, Elevators and Lifts for invalids, Panoramic Elevators, Hydraulic Systems & Components, Ship’s Lifts, Vehicle Lifts, Scissors Lifts, Sidewalk Lifts, Turnkey Elevators Plants & Parts, Escalators, Walkway / Travelators, Mine Hoists, Lift Platforms.


BORA GÜLAN HAS BEEN ASSIGNED TO A POSITION AT OTİS TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR 71 COUNTRIES

Having managed Global Strategies and major projects worth more than 15 million USD as a Global Vice President at the Otis headquarters in London for two years, Bora Gülan has been appointed as president for Otis Northern-Central Europe and Africa to be responsible for 71 countries. Gülan, the new Otis Northern-Central Europe and Africa president to whom Otis General Managers in Northern-Central Europe and Africa will report with the new reorganization at Otis, said, "The region I am responsible for covers an important part of Europe, which has been determined as the elevator base by Otis, and a great and developing market like Africa. I aim to increase the market share while offering strategic guidance for the activities performed by Otis in this context in 71 countries."


HOUSING SALES IN 2016 END WITH A RECORD

Turkish Statistical Institute announced the data regarding housing sales in 2016. Despite the recession in the Turkish economy in the third quarter after 7 years, the housing sales broke a record in 2016 with 1 million 341 thousand 453. The industry representatives state that the record was achieved particularly with the significant increase in the sales on loans after September and October 2016. The housing sales increased by 4 percent in 2016 compared to the previous year. Istanbul ranks the first with the sales of 232 thousand 482 housings and a share of 17,3 percent. Istanbul was followed by Ankara with 144 thousand 570 houses and 10,8-percent share and İzmir with the sales of 81 thousand 316 housings and a percentage of 6,1. 449 thousand 508 of the total houses sold all around Turkey was in mortgage sales while 891 thousand 945 in other sales forms.


EWT FOCUSES ON PRIVATE ELEVATOR APPLICATIONS IN MARCH-APRIL ISSUE

The March-April 2017 issue of ELEVATOR WORLD Turkey will focus on Private Elevator Applications. The deadline for submissions is February 15. To participate or for more information, contact the EWT Editorial Department at phone: (+90) 216 348 48 76, email: info@elevatorworld.com.tr

January, 2017 - Issue 13

MEDITERRA CAPITAL ACQUIRES THE MAJORITY SHARE OF ARKEL

Mediterra Capital, the private equity fund growing successfully and rapidly and investing in the industry-leading companies, has acquired the majority share of Arkel, one of the pioneering players in elevator technology in Turkey. Melih Küçükçalık, one of the founders and current partner of Arkel who will keep his position at the company after the partnership, explained that Mediterra will play a significant role in the corporation of Arkel. Ceren Coşkuntürk, one of Mediterra Capital partners, said, “We will make Arkel, the first brand that springs to mind when it comes to technology in the elevator industry, a global player.”


ELEVATOR TECHNICAL COMMITTEE CONVENES

The 16th meeting of Elevator Technical Committee (ASTEK), the most effective formation in the elevator industry which brings together the public- and private-sector enterprises, was held at the Conference Hall of the Corporate Office of the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology in Ankara on December 22, 2016. At the meeting of ASTEK, it was decided to set up a subcommittee for the revision of the control criterion for elevator annual inspections. The issue of changing the period of 30-60 days could not be resolved.


THE SEMINAR ON TECHNICAL REGULATIONS IN ELEVATORS IS HELD

With the contributions and support of the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, TASIAD organized a seminar on the Technical Regulations in Elevators at ITU Maslak Idris Yamantürk Hall on Thursday, December 15, 2016. During the seminar, Industry and Technology Specialist Murat Yazgan from the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology Department of Market Surveillance and Inspection; Leyla Bayraktar Çiçek from the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology Provincial Directorate of Market Surveillance and Inspection; Oktay Akman from the TSI Inspection and Surveillance Centre; and Işık University OHS Program Instructor Yücel Karakuş made presentations.


HAS ASANSÖR R&D CENTRE GOES INTO OPERATION

In consequence of the audits carried out by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, Has Asansör was entitled on December 7, 2016, to become Turkey’s 307th R&D Centre. Starting to manufacture at a small workplace in 1980, Has Asansör took the first steps of serving the elevator industry by manufacturing rubber and plastic parts. Today, the company manufactures and exports semi-automatic doors, fully-automatic doors, elevator cabins and suspension, control panels, and hydraulic-elevator systems to 63 countries.


AYBEY ELEKTRONIC PROVIDES TRAINING IN SAMSUN

Aybey Elektronik and Vemas Asansör held a training session at Hampton by Hilton in Samsun on the new elevator standard EN 81-20/50 and What It Has Brought For Elevator Control Systems and ACT Control System. Elevator installation companies, representatives from public institutions and enterprises and non-governmental organisations in the industry took huge interest in the full-day training.During the session Aybey Elektronik General Manager Melih Aybey and Aybey Elektronik technical staff made presentations.


ASO PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES 53rd YEAR AWARDS CEREMONY HELD

ASO Professional Committees’ Joint Meeting and 53rd-Year Awards Ceremony was held with the participation of Minister of Economy Nihat Zeybekçi at ASO 1st OSB (Organized Industrial Zone) on December 22. During the meeting, 13 group representatives shared the industry’s problems. The problems of the elevator industry were presented by ANASDER Chair of Board of Directors Gürhan Cihaner. In his speech, he revealed the unfair competition caused by the tax-free components as well as the safety- and quality-related problems as the result of price-based approach of the contractors who has a decision-making position in choosing elevators but do not assume any responsibilities.


THE OBLIGATION OF SIZE CHANGE FOR ACCESSIBLE ELEVATORS DELAYED

The Regulation on the Amendment in Planned Areas Type Building Bylaws drafted by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization went in effect being issued in the Official Gazette dated December 8, 2016. Accordingly, the date statement “1.1.2017” in the provisional 10th article of the Planned Areas Type Building Bylaws published in the Official Gazette dated 2.11.1985 with the repeated number 18916 has been revised as “30.6.2017”. According to the results of this amendment, the obligation that the cabin size of an accessible elevator shall be for a minimum of 10 people has been postponed within the borders of some metropolitan municipalities.


LIFTINSTITUUT PROVIDES TRAINING AT KARTAL MUNICIPALITY

Liftinstituut, one of the leading institutions for certification in the elevator industry, provided training at Kartal Municipality. The four-day training seminar was attended by R&D Specialist Adem Doğan, R&D Support Electrical Technician Metin Özbey and Mechanical Engineer Bekir Yaşar. The dates and contents of the training given by Erol Akçay, Liftinstituut Solutions Turkey Technical Director, are as follows: 02.11.2916 EN 81-20 Practical Training, 25.11.2016 EN 81-20 Theoretical Training, 09.12.2016 EN 81-70, 81-71, 81-21 Theoretical Training, 21.12.2016 EN 81-70, 81-71 Practical Training. Continuing the training that is in line with demands, Liftinstituut aims to spread training throughout the entire country.


PROCESS STARTS FOR THE SUPPORT OF 50 THOUSAND TL FOR SMES

Within the scope of the Operation Capital Loan Interest Support program of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization (KOSGEB), the upper limit of the loans to be provided per company will be 50 thousand liras. The complete interest rate of the loan, which will be available through banks, will be covered by KOSGEB. The loan period will be a total of 36 months without interest, no payment for 12 months, and the remainder is to be paid in equal instalments every three months.The program, which will provide operational capital loan interest support for SMEs up to 50 thousand liras, will be available for all the SMEs that are currently registered in the KOSGEB database.


THYSSENKRUPP SEED CAMPUS – TRAINING CENTRE OPENS

Thyssenkrupp opened its new training centre called SEED Campus at Ataşehir on December 5. The new office building where thyssenkrupp Asian Office is also positioned is located here. The building also has storage and spare-parts areas. At the centre, trainings will be provided throughout the year, simulators will be tried and tested, and sector-related meetings for elevator technologies will be held.Thyssenkrupp Elevator will maintain its operations for training educated human resources at the training centre, which it has put in service in Istanbul.


JEDDAH FAIR TO BE HELD IN FEBRUARY

Liftech Expo Jeddah is going to be held in the Saudi Arabian city Jeddah on February 9-12, 2017. The profiles of the companies which are to exhibit at the fair are as follows: Complete Systems, Passenger Lifts, Freight Elevators, Freight Elevators, Service Lifts, Hospital-Elevators, Small store lifts, Attached lifts, Home and Apartments Elevators, Garage & Parking Elevators and Systems, Elevators and Lifts for invalids, Panoramic Elevators, Hydraulic Systems & Components, Ship’s Lifts, Vehicle Lifts, Scissors Lifts, Sidewalk Lifts, Turnkey Elevators Plants & Parts, Escalators, Walkway / Travelators, Mine Hoists, Lift Platforms.


ASFED GIVES AWAY BATTERY-OPERATED CAR TO A DISABLED CITIZEN

ASFED gave as a present a battery-operated vehicle to an orthopedically-disabled citizen living in Ankara. Planning to making such an attempt within the scope of December 3 International Day for Persons with Disabilities, ASFED first spoke to Kemal Kart, Chair of Association for Orthopedically-Disabled People. ASFED procured the battery-operated vehicle for the young man in Ankara thanks to the guidance of Kart. During the delivery of the battery-powered vehicle, ASFED Chairman Yusuf Atik was accompanied by Kart. The citizen given the vehicle is unable to use his hands and feet. The vehicle supplied by ASFED will serve as hands and feet to him.


EWT FOCUSES ON PRIVATE ELEVATOR APPLICATIONS IN MARCH-APRIL ISSUE

The March-April 2017 issue of ELEVATOR WORLD Turkey will focus on Private Elevator Applications. The deadline for submissions is February 15. To participate or for more information, contact the EWT Editorial Department at phone: (+90) 216 348 48 76, email: info@elevatorworld.com.tr

December, 2016 - Issue 12

MINISTER FARUK ÖZLÜ ATTENDS THE PANEL HELD BY ROYALCERT

Giving a speech at the panel “Elevator Safety in Turkey” organized by RoyalCert, Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Faruk Özlü said, “We aim that each elevator goes through a periodic control once a year”. The dinner-panel on “Elevator Safety in Turkey” held at Marriot Hotel Asia in Istanbul, Ataşehir, on November 5, 2016. During the panel moderated by RoyalCert General Manager Ziya Keskin, the opening speech by Faruk Özlü, the Minister of Science, Industry and Technology, was followed respectively by: Erol Ferhat - MSIT Head of the Industrial Products Safety Department, Adnan Köşker - Gebze Mayor, Kayıhan Cabıoğlu-TÜRKAK Deputy Secretary Manager, Sefa Targıt -AYSAD Vice Chairman, Ömer Terzi - IBB Boğaziçi Yönetim A.Ş. Works Manager, Ertürk Karatekin -RoyalCert Technical Director.


ELEVATOR TECHNICAL COMMITTEE TO CONVENE ON DECEMBER 22

The Elevator Technical Committee (ASTEK), the most effective enterprise of the elevator industry bringing the public- and private-sector institutions together, will convene on December 22. At the meeting, forming a sub-committee within ASTEK will be brought into question. Involving the top-five A-type inspection bodies in Turkey in this commission and the differences between the inspection institutions in the commission will be discussed. The final declaration of the Elevator Symposium held in Izmir in October also indicated that ASTEK Elevator Technical Committee and the commission formed by the Ministry are required to become functional.


ASFED’S PREPARATORY TRAININGS FOR VQA EXAMS CONTINUE

Pursuant to the Elevator Management, Maintenance and Periodic Control Directive, it is mandatory for the technical staff working for elevator maintenance and repair companies to obtain VQA Elevator Maintainer and Repairer and Elevator Installer Certificates until March 25, 2017. The Elevator Industrialists’ Federation (ASFED) has accelerated its efforts in this scope. ASFED had started its preparatory trainings before the Vocational Qualification Tests with BURSAD on October 22-23, 2016. The trainings given averagely for 2 days in 25-people classes at Elevator Maintainer and Repairer Level 3-4 will be continued in Istanbul and Denizli.


EMO STARTS TO CERTIFY AUTHORIZED ENGINEERS

At the 45th Ordinary General Meeting of the TMMOB Chamber of Electrical Engineers held on April 1-2, 2016, it was resolved to establish an independent Personnel Certification Institution (EMBK). Within this context, EMBK (EMO Personnel Certification Institution) accredited by TURKAK in October has started its operations as a structure where engineer authorizing certificates will be obtained and accredited and tests will be held. In doing so, EMO has started to certify authorized engineers. From now on, tests for Engineer Authorizing Certificates will be held and the certificates will be provided by EMBK.


TASIAD ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING HELD AT İLERI GROUP

TASIAD Ordinary General Meeting was held at İleri Group Şekerpınar’s headquarters, one of the member companies, on Thursday November 17, 2016, with the participation of the Technical and Educational Committees. İleri Group General Coordinator Ebru İleri and Elevator Sales Representative Dilek Öztürk share their opinions and remarks on the industry and the association’s activities with the Board of Directors. The attendees walked around the production plant of İleri Group. TASIAD decided to hold the ordinary board meetings from now on at the member companies’ headquarters in order to increase the cooperation, synergy and interaction in the industry.


ETA-MELCO OPENS A BRANCH IN IZMIR

Operating in Turkey since 1988, Eta-Melco – Mitsubishi Electric Elevator has opened a branch at Bayraklı Tower in Izmir, which also bears its own elevators. Thus Eta-Melco – Mitsubishi Electric Elevator opens its fourth branch in Izmir after the ones in Istanbul, Ankara and Antalya excluding its technical offices. In doing so, it will be able to provide services such as any kind of architectural solutions, technical support, new elevator sales, maintenance and technical services, etc. for both existing and future projects in Izmir and the neighbouring cities through the fully-extensive İzmir branch.


THE YEAR'S BEST NEW SKYSCRAPER FROM CHINA FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

The Emporis Skyscraper Award 2015 regarded as the world’s most reputed prize in high-rise architecture goes to the Shanghai Tower in China, the world’s second tallest building. The last year’s winner was Wangjing SOHO in Beijing.The 632-meter tall Shanghai Tower was chosen as the winner for several reasons, including it's elegant spiraling cylindrical shape which was designed by Gensler Architects. Shanghai Tower also has the world’s fastest elevator. Evolution Tower developed by Rönesans İnşaat wins the runner-up prize. The third-placed building is Il Dritto (The Straight One) in Milan.


EAYSAD DRAWS UP A RECOGNIZANCE FOR THE INDUSTRY

EAYSAD (Aegean Elevator and Escalator Industrialists’ Association) held its traditionalistic Breakfast Organization at Barınak Bahçe, İzmir on Saturday November 26, 2016. The organization was participated by the members and other associates. During this meeting with huge participation, it was declared in writing that the members and associates would be sensitive enough about preparing and implementing a Recognizance that would be drawn up with Codes of Conduct on which all the segments would agree. To this end, it was resolved that a common effort and necessary announcements will be made to cover also those associates who did not attend the meeting.


MERIH, BECOMES THE FIRST COMPANY TO OBTAIN ISO 9001:2015 QUALITY CERTIFICATE FROM TÜV

With the issuance of the new version of “ISO 9001 Quality Management System” certificate in 2015, which it has been holding since 1998. Merih Asansör has accelerated its own revision efforts concurrently. It successfully completed the management standards inspection period which had started in December 2015 and it obtained the “ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System” certificate as the result of the re-certification inspection carried out by TÜV. Merih Elevator is the first company to receive ISO 9001 Quality Management System certificate from TÜV.


A HORIZONTAL ELEVATOR BEING PLANNED FOR YTU DAVUTPAŞA CAMPUS

Yıldız Technical University plans to set a rail system for its students to reach Davutpaşa Campus more easily. According to a report on hürriyet.com.tr, the project of the rail system intended to be set in Davutpaşa Campus will have a horizontal elevator system and a smart stop. The cars will move on pushing the button where necessary and have no drivers. Illumination will be ensured by solar power. YTU Rector Prof. Dr. Bahri Şahin stated that Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality opens up to this project and it will be into practice as soon as a sponsor is found.


EW PROJECT OF THE YEAR WINNERS

ELEEVATOR WORLD is pleased to report the winners of the 2017 Project of the Year contest. Winning projects, which will be featured in our January issue, are: “Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre” in Melbourne, Australia, submitted by Schindler Lifts Australia in Elevators, New Construction; “The Metropolis Trust Building,” in San Francisco, submitted by Star Elevator in Elevators, Modernization; “The Denver Museum of Nature & Science” in Denver, submitted by KONE in Escalators, Modernization; “Jwacheon-Dong, Busan” in Busan, South Korea, submitted by Achim Hütter Consulting in Inclined Elevators; “Elevator in Utah” submitted by Custom Cabs Inc. in Private-Residence Elevators; “Maersk Oil Rig” in the Black Sea, submitted by Doppler SA in Special Purpose Lifts; and “Pasco de la Reforma V-1504 Lux VPL” in Mexico City, submitted by Savaria in Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts.


EWT FOCUSES ON WALKING STAIRS AND ROADS IN JANUARY-FEBRUARY ISSUE

The January-February 2017 issue of ELEVATOR WORLD Turkey will focus on Walking Stairs and Roads. The deadline for submissions is December 15. To participate or for more information, contact the EWT Editorial Department at phone: (+90) 216 348 48 76, e-mail: email: durdane@elevatorworld.com.tr

Nowember, 2016 - Issue 11

AT İZMİR ELEVATOR SYMPOSIUM 2016, 26 PAPERS WERE PRESENTED

Elevator Symposium and Exhibition 2016, themed as “Buildings and Elevators” and organized by the EMO and MMO was held in Izmir at the MMO Tepekule Congress and Exhibition Centre on October 13-15, 2016. The Symposium, attended by almost 1.300 people, 447 of whom are delegates of MMO and EMO, offered an event during which the technical papers, as well as current issues, were discussed in detail. Twenty-six papers were presented throughout the three-day symposium. Nine sessions, two panels, two seminars, a “Director Contact Meeting” and an elevator training for children were held.


ASFED’S PREPARATORY TRAININGS FOR VQA EXAMS STARTS

First of the preparatory trainings before the Vocational Qualification Tests organized by the Federation of Elevator Industrialists (ASFED) started at BURSAD. The training which has received huge interest was given for 2 days in 25-people classes at Elevator Maintainer and Repairer Level 3-4 on October 22-23, 2016. The trainings whose first stage was given will be provided both at Elevator Maintainer and Repairer Level 3-4 and Elevator Installer Level 3-4 in the cities where the Federation-affiliated associations are located.


UNITED 2016: MONTREAL PLAYS HOST TO SUCCESSFUL JOINT CONVENTION

More than 2,400 industry members convened in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Sept. 19-22 for United 2016, a joint convention of three of North America’s major associations, the National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC), the Canadian Elevator Contractors Association (CECA) and International Association of Elevator Consultants (IAEC). Held at the Palais des Congrès de Montreal Convention Center and Le Westin Montreal Downtown, the convention week began with board meetings and greetings, graduated to education sessions, association general business meetings and parties, and culminated in a two-day exposition with more than 190 exhibitors.


NEW GENERAL MANAGER FOR ETA MELCO

Ufuk Bayam, an experienced figure in the industry, will manage the Turkey operations of ETA Melco, which was established in partnership with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and has made its mark on the elevator and escalator systems of magnificent structures worldwide such as business centres, hotels and bazaars. Being assigned in various departments in the Turkey office of ETA Melco since 1997 and working as the Sales and Marketing Manager for the past six months, Ufuk Bayam was appointed as the new General Manager of the company.


EURO-LIFT AND LOKUM EXPO HAVE ENDED IN SUCCESS

After a two-year break, Targi Kielce's expo has again become the showcase for lifts industry companies and property management and maintenance companies; the expos were the display for 108 exhibitors from 18 countries include Aspar, Has Asansör and Sanel from Turkey. Nearly 2,000 joined the expos held from 18 to 20 October. The expos were the display for 108 exhibitors from 18 countries. This year's International Lifts Exhibition EURO-LIFT was for the first time accompanied with the Property Maintenance and Services Exhibition LOKUM EXPO.


MORE THAN 1,300 MACHINES SOLD AT MAKTEK EURASIA 2016

MAKTEK Eurasia 2016 was held at Istanbul TÜYAP on October 11-16, 2016. Bringing the machinery giants together under the motto “Industry 4.0 and Smart Production Engineering of the Future”, the fair welcomed over 60.000 visitors from 65 countries and 71 cities. At the fair where the leading machines of the new industrial revolution were exhibited for the first time, 30 experts discussed “Industry 4.0” for 1.200 minutes. At MAKTEK more than 1.300 tools and machines was sold, and a business volume of 1 billion liras was achieved.


2,260-FT.-LONG “SIGHTSEEING ESCALATOR” OPENS IN CHINA

The second phase of what is now a 2,260-ft.-long escalator, billed as the “world’s longest sightseeing escalator,” opened on October 1 at Enshi Grand Canyon in central China, various news outlets, including the U.K. Daily Mail, report. The US$5.26-million covered conveyance takes visitors down a steep hill in approximately 18 min. and is capable of transporting 7,300 people per hour. The opening of phase two coincided with the October Golden Week holiday. From October 1-7, 70,000 tourists, more than expected, used the escalator.


GEOFFROY DURANDET HAS BEEN WITTUR MANAGING DIRECTOR OF EUROPE

Wittur announces that on September 19th, 2016 Geoffroy Durandet was appointed as Managing Director of Europe. In his new Role within Wittur, he will be responsible for European Sales and Operations and drive Wittur growth in the European continent. Mr. Durandet holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Centrale-Supelec in France as well as a MBA from Harvard Business School in the USA


CNR REAL ESTATE FAIR 2016 TO WELCOME MIDDLE EASTERN INVESTORS

The players within the real estate industry, one of the locomotive sectors of the Turkish economy, will gather at CNR EXPO for the “CNR Emlak - Real Estate Investment Projects and Financing Fair” to be held on November 17-20 and “CNR Istanbul Real Estate Summit” to be organized as part of the fair. Aiming to draw the real estate-construction sector players from the Middle East to the CNR Istanbul Real Estate Summit, CNR Holding organized a meeting welcoming industry representatives from the Middle East and the Gulf media.


LIFTECH EXPO SET FOR FEBRUARY

The dates of February 9-12, 2017, have been set for the LifTech Jeddah 2017 Expo, taking place at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The regional elevator and escalator show covers the Middle East and North Africa and will feature international country pavilions from India, Egypt, China and Turkey. Vista Trade Fairs plans to host more than 200 exhibitors and 15,000 visitors attending from the construction and engineering fields.


EWT FOCUSES ON WALKING STAIRS AND ROADS IN JANUARY-FEBRUARY ISSUE

The November-December issue of ELEVATOR WORLD Turkey will focus on Walking Stairs and Roads. The deadline for submissions is December 15. To participate or for more information, contact the EWT Editorial Department at phone: +90 (216) 348 48 76 - email: durdane@elevatorworld.com.tr

October, 2016 - Issue 10

ASFED DISCUSSED THE INDUSTRY’S LEADING AGENDA IN DETAIL

Monthly Ordinary Board Meeting of Elevator Manufacturers' Federation (ASFED) was hosted by TASİAD in İstanbul Titanic Business Kartal Hotel on 23 September 2016. In the meeting attended by 11 presidents of association affiliated to Federation, Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, Branch Manager of Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Industry, Şevki Şarlıoğlu shared his views about market surveillance and control (PGD) with participants. In the meeting, it was decided to be discussed about elevator shaft with the Association of Building Inspection Agencies and to give trainings for CEB’s (Central Executive Board) Professional Competence Examination and EN-81-20 standards.


TS EN 81-20/50 STANDARD TRAINING FROM ANASDER

Anatolian Elevator Assocation (the ANASDER), held a training on EN 81-20 / 50 standards. On September 7, 2016, the training held at Green Park Hotel Ankara was given by Serdar Tavaslıoğlu. Serdar Tavaslıoğlu prepared the training themed "Significant changes coming with standards” in order to prepare the sector to the new standards. Seminar, which the differences between the old standards and new standards were discussed, continued with mutual questions and answers.


UK ELEVATOR AND ESCALATOR TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM

UK Elevator and Escalator Technologies Symposium was held on September 21-22, 2016 in Northampton. Many academicians and engineers who are specialists in their field made presentations related to elevators and escalators at the event which was held for the sixth time this year. For detailed information, contact to www.liftsymposium.org website.


DRAFT PROGRAM PREPARED FOR THE ELEVATOR SYMPOSIUM 2016

The main theme of the Elevator Symposium 2016 to be held by the Chambers of TMMOB Electrical Engineers and TMMOB (Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Achitects) Mechanical Engineers under the guidance of their Izmir branches has been set as “Construction and Elevators.” Twenty-six notices will be presented in nine sessions at the Elevator Symposium and Exhibition that will be held at MMO (Chamber of Mechanical Engineers) Tepekule Congress and Exhibition Centre on October 13-15, 2016. Additionally, the event that will bring the industry-leading institutions together in Izmir will also include two panels on “Construction and Elevators” and “Elevator Periodic Controls,” two seminars on “Elevator Control Systems – General Concepts” and “Power Unit Design, Valve Choice and Thermal Problems in Hydraulic Elevators,” as well as a training session for primary-school students on “Safe Elevator and Escalator Usage.”


HEILBRONN EUROPE ELEVATOR CONGRESS

Heilbronn Europe Elevator Congress 2016 will be held in the city of Heilbronn, Germany on October 11-12. Congress held under the roof of Heilbronn Technical Academy is expected to contain significant academic information this year. The information about the event will be held for the seventh time this year is taking place in the website http://tah.hs-heilbronn.de/englishtah/index.php


EURO-LIFT POLAND FAIR 2016

EURO-LIFT will take place in Kielce, Poland between October 18-20, 2012. In the fair which will be held for the fourth time this year, we will take place as Elevator World publishing group. The detailed information about the fair which participants and visitors from Turkey will take place can be found in the website http://www.targikielce.pl/


MAKTEK EURASIA 2016

MAKTEK Eurasia 2016 will be exhibited at the TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center in October 11-16. MAKTEK Eurasia 2016 held with support of MİB and TIAD, two major professional organizations representing machinery and machine tools sectors, will be exhibited with slogan "Industry 4.0 and the Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering of Future" in 14 halls, 120 thousand square meters. The organization is expected to create $ 1.5 billion business volume.


HYUNDAI ELEVATOR OPENS TO EUROPE FROM TURKEY

Making a strong entry into Turkey in 2010, Korean giant, Hyundai Elevator has obtained a majority share in 51% of the company by taking its decision of investment in Turkey a step forward with the partnership agreement. Having the highest success rate in our country except for Korea, China and India impacts on this decision. After partnership, continuing its activities as Hyundai Elevator Turkey, the company plans to expand its activity fields in future by taking place actively in foreign markets.


TASIAD CONVEYED SCHOOL PROJECT TO DISTRICT GOVERNOR OF KARTAL

TASIAD is quickly accomplishing the goal of building Elevator Vocational School. For this, visiting firstly Ankara Vocational and Technical Education General Directorate on 25 May 2016 and then Ömer Faruk Yelkenci Manager of Istanbul Provincial National Education, the Ministry of National Education; TASIAD met with Cemil AKSAK, District Governor of Kartal on 1st September. In the meeting with Ahmet Fikret Gökhan, Board Chairman of TASIAD, and Deputy Chairman with Betül Yılmaz, Education Committee Chair of TASİAD; Cemil AKSAK, district governer of Kartal, was informed about Elevator Vocational School which is planned to be built by TASIAD.


ELEVATOR REGULATION WILL BE DISCUSSED IN PRODUCT SAFETY WEEK

The third of Product Safety Week which began to be organized for the first time in 2014 will be celebrated between October 10-16 in this year throughout Turkey. In this week, seminars about product safety will be organized at least in two school in 81 province and various promotional materials will be distributed. In schools, the public spotlight with elevator animated film prepared by the Directorate General of Industry will be watched. iIn Izmir, Giresun, Ordu, Samsun and Elazig, seminars about the elevator regulations will be given.


EWT FOCUSES ON CONTROL PANELS AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS IN NOVEMBER-DECEMBER

The November-December issue of ELEVATOR WORLD Turkey will focus on Control Panels and Communications Systems. The deadline for submissions is October 17. To participate or for more information, contact the EWT Editorial Department at phone: +90 (216) 348 48 76 or email: durdane@elevatorworld.com.tr

September, 2016 - Issue 9

THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR TURKEY REALIZES ITS NEW TRAINING CENTRE IN ISTANBUL

Thyssenkrupp Elevator Turkey maintains its operations for training well-educated employees with its training centre to be put into operation in Istanbul. The training centre will have elevator and escalator simulators, and train business partners and white- and blue-collar employees.Turgay Şarlı, Thyssenkrupp Elevator Turkey General Manager, stated that they have started working to transform a 6-floor building with an indoor space of 2,500 square meters into a training centre for the company.


TASIAD GIVES A SEMINAR FOR YTU STUDENTS

TASIAD organized a seminar including the introduction to the industry for the students of Yıldız Technical University, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering on August 12, 2016. At the seminar, Betül Yılmaz, TASIAD Vice President and the President of Educational Committee; Nijat Akdemir, TASIAD Board Member; and Ertan Koşar, TASIAD Secretary General of the Board, gave speeches. Yılmaz invited the seminar attendees to the Eurasia Elevator Exhibition to be held on March 22-25, 2017, for them to get to know the industry further.


NEW PRODUCT FROM WITTUR

Wittur Electric Drives GmbH announced at 20 July the launch of the WGG 29, a new traction machine for the modernization of high rise lifts.This new synchronous high efficiency gearless drive offers outstanding performances, with a max. load of 5000 kg and a max speed of 5 m/s (with 2:1 rope arrangement).A breakthrough innovation introduced by the WGG 29 is its split housing design, which delivers a perfect solution for the easy replacement of high rise lift machines when space and accessibility to machine room are limited. When disassembled, WGG 29 can be moved through a standard door of 800 mm width.


CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY GATHERS IN ANKARA AND IZMIR

The two biggest fairs of their region, 29th Building Fair – Turkeybuild Ankara at Congresium ATO Cultural and Exhibition Centre on October 20-23, 2016 and 22nd Building Fair – Turkeybuild İzmir on Nıvemver 3-6, 2016 at the new fairground fuarizmir, will bring the industry professionals together. Due to the positive course in the construction industry which grew by 6,6% in the first quarter of 2016 with the increasing production and prosperous investments, the fairs are expected to draw huge attention. Building Fairs – Turkeybuild held in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir by YEM Fuarcılık enable the largest and most efficient gatherings for the industry with the opportunities they offer both their visitors and exhibitors.


ELEVATOR WORLD PHOTO CONTEST 2016 WINNERS

ELEVATOR WORLD’s Fourth Annual Photo Contest received nearly 200 entries from around the world. Thousands of online voters weighed in to choose the winners of the seven categories from 66 finalists. Entries remain Strogn in fourth year of EW competition. EW is grateful to all those who participated by submitting photos or voting for them. All qualified photo submissions are posted in a special gallery at www.elevatorworld.com/photocontest this month.


FREE ONLINE CABLE TRAINING BY PRYSMIAN GROUP TURKEY

Online Cable Training put into practice by Prysmian Group Turkey, the Turkish operation of Prysmian Group which is one of the world leaders in the energy and telecommunication cables industry, in December 2015 in order to increase the knowledge level of the workers servicing in the cable industry reaches more people every passing day. A number of people, particularly students, academicians, instructors, electrical engineers, electrical technicians, electrical operatives, project designers and distributors participate in Online Cable Training which created one of the important phases of the initiative “Attention! Every Cable is not the Same…” , for free on www.prysmiangroup.com.tr


SOCAR TOWER GRANTED THE “BEST OFFICE” AWARD BY ENR

The winners of ENR Awards held for the fourth time in this year by the international construction industry magazine Engineering News Record (ENR) Magazine, in which 18 projects from 15 countries in 5 different continents were evaluated, have been declared. SOCAR Tower, the tallest and the most technological building constructed by Tekfen İnşaat in Azerbaijan, was chosen as the “Best International Office Building Project of the Year” by ENR Global Best Projects Awards. The award won by Socar Tower is the second ENR Award for Tekfen İnşaat after the award granted in 2015 in the category of “Best Stadium Projects” with Baku Olympic Stadium. SOCAR Tower which resembles a fire flame with its curly, elegant form and reaches up to the sky, has a height of 200 meters on an area of 40 thousand 515 square-meters.


CTBUH CONFERENCE FEATURES ELEVATOR-INDUSTRY PRESENTERS

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) 2016 Cities to Megacities conference on October 17-21 in three south China locations will feature elevator-industry presentations, particularly on the first day in Shenzhen. Presentations scheduled include “New Approaches for Efficient People Transportation in Both Dimensions — Vertically and Horizontally” by Karl-Otto Schoelkopf, head of Global Highrise Product Lifecycle Management, thyssenkrupp; “Emotional Design through Digital Technologies” by Timo Tiainen, director, Concepts and Design, KONE; and “Informative Design — Personalized Elevators in the Digital Age” by Bora Gulan, senior vice president, Global Major Projects, Otis.


MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC DELIVERS 174 UNITS TO THAILAND MRT

Mitsubishi Electric has delivered 49 elevators and 125 escalators to eight stations, an administrative office, an operational control center and car-parking facilities that are part of the Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT) Purple Line connecting Bangkok to its suburbs. The order consists of heavy-duty escalators that conserve energy via sensors that switch speeds to low when no one is in the boarding area, and elevators with gearless traction machines that use energy-saving permanent-magnet motors to reduce noise and vibration. All products were manufactured by Mitsubishi Elevator Asia Co., Ltd.


MERIH ASANSÖR BECOMES THE FIRST COMPANY TO HAVE ISO 9001:2015 QUALITY CERTIFICATE FROM TÜV

Simultaneously with the issuance of the new version of “ISO 9001 Quality Management System” certificate in 2015 which it has been holding since 1998, Merih Asansör speeded up its revising efforts. It successfully completed the auditing process of management standards initiated in December 2015. In such a short while as six months with a dynamic transition, at the end of the recertification audit carried out by TÜV, it obtained the certificate of “ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System”. Merih Asansör is the first company to obtain ISO 9001 Quality Management System certificate from TÜV, an internationally-leading institution in the industry which services for industrial enterprises.


LEVENT AKDEMİR HOSTED PRESS MEMBERS AT THE YACHT

The Chief Executive Officer of Metroplast, Levent Akdemir, organized a spectacular trip to The Princes’ Islands by hosting the press members of our industry on his own boat. Bülent Yılmaz from Elevator World Turkey Magazine, and Özhan Şerefli, Cem Öztürk and Abdurrahman İçme from Asansör Vizyon Magazine participated in the trip. We extend our thanks to the Chief Executive Officer of Metroplas, Levent Akdemir and to the Operating Director, Adil Şenca for their hospitality and attention.

August, 2016 - Issue 8

NEW ELEAVATOR DIRECTIVE ISSUED

The Elevator Directive 2014/33/AB drawn up by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology became effective published on the Official Gazette No. 29757 dated June 29, 2016. The aim of the directive regulating the requirements for elevators and the safety components of elevators, their market introduction and inspection is as follows: To identify the basic health and safety requirements to be met by the elevators and elevator safety components as well as the market introduction conditions for these products and market surveillance and inspection procedures.


EWT FOCUSES ON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY IN SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER

The September-October issue of ELEVATOR WORLD Turkey will focus on Occupational Safety. The deadline for submissions is August 15. To participate or for more information, contact the EWT Editorial Department at phone: +90 (216) 348 48 76 or e-mail: durdane@elevatorworld.com.tr


SEMATIC MOVES INTO ITS NEW ADDRESS

After the merging of Sematic and Wittur in recent months, Sematic Turkey has also been incorporated by Wittur. With this development, Sematic’s address has also been changed. Sematic Turkey will continue providing services from now on through Wittur headquarter at Dudullu Organized Industrial Zone.


HYUNDAI ELEVATOR SIGNS PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH STFA GROUP

Signing a partnership agreement with STFA Group, Hyundai Elevator has taken its decision to invest in Turkey one step further. Through this agreement, Hyundai Elevator Co. Ltd. has acquired the company’s majority share of 51% while HMF Hyundai Asansör has been renamed as Hyundai Elevator Turkey. With this investment also covering production in our country, Hyundai Elevator aims at positioning Turkey as a centre to manage the surrounding countries.


THYSSENKRUPP TO TEST ITS ELEVATORS AT THE 246-METER TOWER

The works at the test tower built by Thyssenkrupp Elevator in Rottweil, Germany are maintained at a great pace. At the tower with a height of 246 meters, there are 12 elevator hoistways in which the elevators will be tested under the most challenging conditions. The tower also having an elevator completely moving in a glass hoistway to carry the visitors up to the observation deck is scheduled to be opened in May 2017.


ORONA ANNOUNCES LATEST EUROPEAN ACQUISITIONS

Hernani, Spain-based Orona announced it has acquired its fourth and fifth companies this year, Krakdzwig of Krakow, Poland, and Estrela Elevadores of Leiria, Portugal, expanding its European footprint further after previous purchases. Krakdzwig has been Orona’s authorized Polish distributor since 2002, and holds a sizable market share in Krakow with 65 employees. Estrela brings 500 lifts to Orona’s maintenance portfolio, and is Orona’s fifth acquisition in Portugal.


AND OFFICE TOWER IN ISTANBUL COMPLETED

AND Office Tower in Istanbul was recently completed. Featuring a split design, the 110-m-tall building is located in the Kozyatağı financial district. According to e-architect, it is named “AND” after the client, the multinational AEH Anadolu Real Estate Investments Group. This is the first major project in Turkey completed by HPP. It obtained Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum certification upon completion and, prior to that, received a total of six prizes in the Cityscape and European and International Property awards.


NEW ELEVATOR WORLD TURKEY APPLICATION NOW IN STORES

As ELEVATOR WORLD Turkey magazine, we have brought our magazine into Appstore and Google Play applications for our first anniversary. You can freely download and read our magazine from both Appstore and Google Play. You will have the opportunity to read not only ELEVATOR WORLD Turkey but also other free magazines incorporated by our publishing group.Our new application, by which we aim to reach more people abroad in particular, also offers new opportunities for companies intending to have coverage on digital media through an advertising channel.


KARABÜK MUNICIPALITY INSTALLS AN ELEVATOR UP TO THE HILL

After two elevators and an escalator which it previously built for facilitating the transportation for people living in the neighborhoods settled on the high locations of the city, Karabük Municipality has now installed an elevator for two adjacent neighborhoods. According to the article published on Milliyet, for the reason that the residents of Ergenekon and Yeşil Neighborhoods have great difficulty in climbing almost 100-meter stairs, Karabük Municipality has built a 27-meter-high elevator tower with 11 and 16 passenger capacity. The project costs 400 thousand liras.