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Intercontinental Meeting from RoyalCert

RoyalCert held its Experience Exchange Meeting, which is organized every year and is attended by participants from countries with business partners, in Cappadocia on July 24-28, 2017, under the chairmanship of Alphan Namlı, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of RoyalCert.

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Liftinstituut Solutions Names New Sales and Marketing Manager

Liftinstituut Solutions, one of the companies of Liftinstituut operating in Turkey, has appointed electrical-electronic engineer Yavuz Kayağ as assistant general manager and sales and marketing manager for Turkey as of June 2017.

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Negative Picture Reversed in Karşıyaka

Karşıyaka Municipality and the RoyalCert Certification Body, performing checks of elevators in the county, say that the rate of useable elevators has reached 90 percent in terms of safety, as a result of an audit of 2,643 elevators in 2017.

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Gravit Elevator Moved to its New Center in Ataşehir

GRAVIT, which includes Italian LAFERT, MONTANARI and TOPGEAR brand representations, has moved to its new headquarters building in Ferhatpaşa, Ataşehir. In its new headquarters, with a total indoor area of 1,500 m², it has enlarged its target of producing solutions for high-speed quality projects with its Italian geared and gearless motor brands.

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Vocational Qualification Certificate Elevator Maintenance and Repair Exams Held in Giresun For the First Time

The Giresun Chamber of Commerce and Industry pioneered the exams for the Vocational Qualification Certificate in Elevator Maintenance and Repair.

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KONE Lands Two Major Chinese Projects

Global vertical-transportation manufacturer KONE has been chosen to provide elevators and escalators for two major projects in China, Raffles City Chongqing and OCT Tower. Combined, the Finland-based company will install more than 200 units.

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ASFED’s New Management Holds First Meeting

The newly elected management of the Federation of Elevator Industrialists (ASFED) held its first board meeting on July 15, 2017.

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Photo Contest 2017 Winners

Elevator World, Inc. has been successfully holding an industrywide photo contest to showcase the unique perspective of the vertical-transportation industry for five years.

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Sector’s Leading Brand is at New Factory with a New CEO

Arkel, the leading brand in the industry that manufactures elevator control cards, control panels, emergency rescue systems, revision and alarm sets and designs other electronic devices needed in the industry, moved to its new home on June 30, 2017.

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Fermator Automatic Door and EN 81-20/-50 Training Sessions Held in Malatya and Konya

A series of EN 81-20/-50 training sessions were held in cooperation with automatic door producer Fermator, along with Turkish distributor Fupa Lift and Sistem Çelik Halat, the producer in Malatya, and Ahmet Asansor, the producer in Konya.

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Signatures in Place for the First Thematic Elevator Vocational High School in Turkey

Sektördeki nitelikli eleman istihdam problemine derinlemesine çözüm olacak Asansör Sistemleri Mesleki ve Teknik Anadolu Lisesinin protokolü 22 Ağustos 2017 tarihinde İstanbul Valiliğinde düzenlenen törenle imzalandı.

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Ziehl-Abegg Celebrates 10 Years in Turkey

Cruise on the Bosporus featured speeches, dinner and traditional entertainment.

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New Standards Make Elevators Safer

The current EN 81-1+A1 (electrical elevator) and EN 81-2 +A3 (hydraulic elevator) standards for maintenance and repair of elevators will soon be history.

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Wittur Introduces New Servo Gearless Drive Machine

Wittur Group has introduced a new servo gearless drive machine. The EN 81-20/50- certified product named WSG-SF aims to provide solutions for all types of low-rise segments. The company put 4 different versions of the product into service, according to different rated loads.

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Production Localization Move From German Giant

thyssenkrupp Elevator put its world-class elevator production plant in Pune into service on May 12, supporting the rapid urban development in India and bringing new opportunities in the sector to the region through a large, new training center.

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TASIAD Offers Members TS EN 81-20 Standard Training

A TS EN 81-20 training seminar organized by All Elevator Industrialists and Businessmen’s Association (TASIAD) was held on May 25, 2017. The seminar was open to all members.

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TASIAD Makes Presentations Important to Developing the Sector

The All Elevator Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (TASIAD) has visited a number of schools to help the elevator industry develop occupationally, technically and professionally.

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Periodic Inspection Legal Obligations

The Chamber of Mechanical Engineers has carried out periodic inspections of 342 escalators and conveyor belts in Istanbul since 2015, with a view to public inspection. The first inspection showed that about 82% of equipment was determined to be risky, and it was stated that periodic inspection is of vital importance.

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Kartal Municipality and Otis Teach Children Elevator, Escalator Safety

The Kartal Municipality and Otis Turkey organized “Safe Use of Elevators and Escalators,” a learning event for 6-year-old children in kindergartens of the district, on June 7, 2017, designed to raise awareness of safety issues for children and their parents.

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Meeting Highlights “Main Changes Coming with TS EN 81-20/50 Elevator Standards” 150 Industry Representatives Attend Training Session in Samsun

About 150 representatives of the elevator industry arrived in Samsun on May 6, 2017, for a training session titled, “Main Changes Coming with TS EN 81-20/50 Elevator Standards,” presented by the Samsun Branch of the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers, in cooperation with the Governorship of Samsun, Provincial Directorate of Science, Industry and Commerce.

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Samsun Branch of Chamber of Mechanical Engineers Holds Elevator Avant Project Preparation and Engineer Authorizing Course

The Samsun Branch of the 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.

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Elevator Industry Gathered for Iftar Events

The institutions and organizations in the sector have once again shared the spiritual atmosphere of the month of Ramadan together. The members of the sector who met for the iftar events had a good time and pleasant conversations.

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Huseyin Halici Re-elected as the Head of ENOSAD

The 7th Ordinary General Meeting of Industrial Automation Manufacturers’ Association (ENOSAD) was held in Cevahir Hotel Asia Istanbul on May 24, 2017. During the meeting, Dr. Huseyin Halici was elected as the Head of ENOSAD by a majority vote, after which he stated that the the organization would work faster.

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EEMKON Congress Set for November

The Electric Electronic Engineering Congress 2017 (EEMKON), organized by the Istanbul branch of the Chamber of Electric Engineers, will be held on November 16-18, 2017, at the Istanbul Harbiye Military Museum Cultural Site.

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Baku Metro Bears thyssenkrupp’s Signature

thyssenkrupp won the public tenders for Baku Metro in order to supply 25 escalators. The company will supply super-high escalators to Baku, capital city of Azerbaijan, within next 3 years.

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New Lift Controller Board From Aybey Elektronik in Conformity With the 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.

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Asfed Training Seminar Held in Trabzon

A training seminar titled “Adopting the TSEN 81-20 Standard” was held Wednesday, May 10, in the meeting room of the Trabzon Branch of Chamber of Mechanical Engineers, in cooperation with the Elevator Industrialists’ Federation (ASFED) and the Eastern Black Sea Elevator and Escalator Industrialists’ Association (DOKAS).

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Asansörlerin Tasarımına İlişkin Usul ve Esaslara Dair Tebliğ Yayınlandı

Asansör Montajından önce tasarım, trafik hesabı ve avan projede yaşanan sorunlara çözüm getirmek amaçlı 14 Haziran 2017 tarihli Resmî Gazetede “Asansörlerin Tasarımına İlişkin Usul ve Esaslara Yönelik Tebliğ” yayınlanarak yürürlüğe girdi.

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Forza Asansör Market is Open for Business

Serap Aydın, who is well known to everyone with more than 20 years of experience in the elevator sector, launched a new business, Forza Asansör Market, which opened in March 2017.

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The Best Elevator Competition by Liftinstituut

Dutch elevator and escalator inspection company Liftinstituut brought its “Best Elevator and Escalator of the Year Competition” to Turkey this year. In the competition organized in Istanbul by the Liftinstituut Solutions Turkey office, the nation’s top elevator and escalator companies received awards during a ceremony.

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Ametal Opens New Manufacturing Facility

Ametal, a leading company producing cars, floor operating panels and indicators, photocells, electronic control boards, electronic load measuring and package elevator systems, has placed its new plant in Tasdelen into service.

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World’s Deepest Elevator Test Shaft

KONE, one of the leading brands in the elevator and escalator industries, unveiled its high-rise elevator test laboratory in Tytyri, Finland, on March 29, 2017, following extensive renovations.

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TASIAD Chooses New Executive Board and Audit Board

The All Elevator Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (TASIAD) held its 25th Ordinary General Assembly meeting on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Titanic Business Kartal Hotel.

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RoyalCert Camp Increased Motivation, Know-how

Event aimed to help participants set goals and get ready for changes coming with the TS EN 81-20 and TS EN 81-50 standards. RoyalCert Certification and Supervisory Services Corp. held its second Motivation and Education Camp in Antalya Akka Antedon Hotel on 18-20 March 2017.

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İstanbul firefighting trainers and their crews benefit from the company’s ‘Elevator and Escalator Accident Intervention Training’

Otis Turkey is demonstrating social responsibility awareness by offering, in cooperation with the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, “Elevator and Escalator Accident Intervention Training,” a special program for firefighters. Officials of the company brought in two different groups of 25 firefighters from the Beylikdüzü Fire Station, along with trainers working from the Firefighting Training Center.

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Mitsubishi Electric Wins Three Guinness Elevator Records

Technology giant Mitsubishi Electric’s elevators in Shanghai Tower – China’s tallest building – have claimed three Guinness World Records: fastest elevator, elevator with the longest travel distance in a building and fastest double-deck elevator.

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Elevator Sector in Mersin Meets to Discuss Issues

The Divan Hotel in Mersin was the venue for a gathering of elevator sector representatives on March 28, 2017, with “Issues in the Elevator Sector, Solutions and Regulations” being the focus of the meeting.

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Liftinstituut Solutions Aims to Make Turkey the Center of Middle East

Elevators and escalator inspector Liftinstituut Solutions plans to sign new projects that will make Turkey the investment center of the Middle East. The company, one of the leading companies in its field globally, has achieved more than 30% growth each year in parallel with the developments in Turkey’s construction industry. The company aims to increase this growth by above 50 percent in 2017.

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Kernek Asansor Introduces Completely Rubber Pit Buffer

Kernek Asansor, a manufacturer of cabins, suspensions and other elevator components, and Uçgen Muhendislik and have begun mass production of rubber pit buffers conforming to new standards.

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Hitachi Opened Elevator Engineering Training Centre in Chonburi

Hitachi Ltd and Hitachi Building Systems Company opened the first training centre outside the borders of Japan for engineers working in the elevator and escalator sector. The Asian Training Centre opened in Chonburi, Thailand, and came into operation in February 2017.

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EAYSAD Holds Training Seminar on TS EN 81-20/50

The Aegean Elevator and Escalator Industrialists’ Association (EAYSAD) held a training seminar for members and colleagues titled, “Changes Coming with TS EN 81-20/50 Elevator Standards.” The session, led by Serdar Tavaslıoğlu, took place March 18, 2017, at the Izmir Best Western Konak Hotel.

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“Lotte World Tower”, 3 Guinness World Records-Winning World’s 5th Highest Building

South Korea’s tallest skyscraper Lotte World Tower opened April 3, 2017, and was immediately ranked as the world’s fifth-tallest building. A huge fireworks display greeted the 123-story, 555-m-tall building that sits along the bank of the Han River in Seoul.

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Bursa Chamber of Commerce Issues Professional Certificates to Elevator Workers Through MESYEB

The Professional Competence Exam and Certification Center (MESYEB) established by the Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO) has started to hold examinations for a Professional Competence Certificate related to occupations in the elevator sector.

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EAYSAD Hosts ASFED During Traditional Breakfast Meeting

Elevator Industrialists Federation delegation offers pertinent information in presentation given during gathering on April 8, 2017, in Buca/İzmir.

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Elevator Sector’s Women Come Together

Women in the elevator sector met March 8, International Women’s Day, at the Pendik Divan Hotel. During the gathering, it was promised that the next event would see even more women in the industry.

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Elevator Sector is Expected to Grow by 6 Percent by 2021

Research and Markets, one of the largest market research centres in the world, has disclosed the report “Elevator and Escalator Market by Type, Service, Elevator Technology and the End User Sector - Global Forecast for the Year 2021”. According to this report, the sector will grow over the next several years.

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Suat Sezai Gürü Applied Training Center Opens

The Istanbul branch of the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects Chamber of Mechanical Engineers opened the Suat Sezai Gürü Applied Training Center with a ceremony April 8, 2017 in İstanbul Tuzla.

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Wittur announces market launch of its brand new heavy-duty 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.

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Ümraniye 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.

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Prysmian Group Turkey Wins Export Award

Prysmian Group Turkey won the export award and industry championship at Contributors to Economy Awards 2016 held annually by Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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Kinetek Turkey reorganizing to expand business

Operating in the country since 2005, affiliate of U.S.-based maker of motors, speed drives and controls has assertive targets for the Turkish market.

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Unemployed Young Persons are Trained as Elevator Maintainers and Repairers

Held as part of the National Vocational Standards and Qualifications and Elevator Maintainer and Repairer Vocational Staff Training Project, the Elevator Maintenance and Repair Regulation Seminar was completed. Through the training sessions completed in Bursa, following sessions held in Istanbul, Ankara and İzmir, it is ensured that unemployed young people receive vocational training and gain a certificate.

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EAYSAD Draws up Membership Contract

During the traditional breakfast organization of EAYSAD, the Membership Contract was submitted for signature by the members. The training on Elevator Cost Analysis was also carefully followed.

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Can-Lift Launches its New Speed Regulator

The disassembled base mounting plate of CL-08 Bidirectional Elevator Overspeed Regulator, a brand new product by Can-Lift, can be used in narrow spaces.

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BURSAD was Asked to Perform Maintenance Works for School Elevators in Bursa

There are currently 375 schools with elevators in Bursa. Bursa Provincial Directorate of National Education Department of Energy Efficiency, which is responsible for the maintenance and repair work of these elevators, met with BURSAD to cooperate in this work.

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AYSAD Holds Its 46th Ordinary General Meeting

No member or presidential elections were held during the Ordinary General Meeting. The wishes and desires part of the meeting focused mainly on the VQA certificate and EN 81-20 standard.

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Fifty-three companies in Joint Meeting of ASO Professional Committees Awarded

A joint meeting of the Ankara Chamber of Industry (ASO) Professional Committees and 53rd Anniversary Awards Ceremony was held in the First OSB of ASO with the participation of the Minister of Economy Nihat Zeybekçi.

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Ametal To Unveil COOL Operating Panel Line At Eurasia Fair

Ametal Lift Components will unveil its new COOL line of floor operating panels during the Eurasia Lift Fair.

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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.

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Thyssenkrupp SEED Campus – Training Centre Opens

Thyssenkrupp opened its new training centre in Istanbul, Ataşehir, as of the end of 2016. The centre undertakes the mission of informing and training on elevator technologies, as well as in-house trainings.

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Otis Turkey Supports Qualified Youth Employment

Otis Turkey, one of 21 companies taking part in the first national application of the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN), has become the third company to employ the most through İSKUR in 2016.

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Liftinstituut gives training at Kartal Municipality

Liftinstituut held theoretical and practical training sessions at Kartal Municipality on the EN 81-20, EN 81-70 and EN 81-21 standards.

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The Obligation of Size Change for Accessible Elevators Delayed

With the amendment in the Regulation on the Amendment in Planned Areas Type Building Bylaws, the obligation that the cabin size of an accessible elevator shall be for a minimum of 10 people has been postponed until June 2017.

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Heilbronn 2016 European Lift Congress

An urgent call for strategic planning and innovation in the European elevator industry

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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'.

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Has Asansör R&D Centre Goes Into Operation

Has Asansör A.Ş., with an esteemed reputation in the elevator industry, is proceeding to become a brand that will make a name around the world through new projects to be developed at its new R&D centre.

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EAYSAD sektöre yönelik bir taahhütname hazırlıyor

EAYSAD’ın geleneksel hale getirdiği kahvaltı organizasyonunun en yenisinde, üyelerin ve meslektaşların kesimin mutabık kalacağı bir Taahhütname hazırlanmasına karar verildi.

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EMO Starts to Certify Authorized Engineers

Having applied for TURKAK Accreditation EMBK, EMO’s independent Personnel Certification Institution, started providing training and certification in October. From now on, Engineer Authorization Certificate exams within the scope of EMO will be held and the certificates will be given by EMBK.

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Aybey Elektronic provides training in Samsun

Aybey Elektronik held a training session at Hampton by Hilton in Samsun on What EN 81-20/50 Has Brought For Elevator Control Systems and ACT Control System.

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Elevator Technical Committee Convenes

At the 16th 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.

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ASFED’s Preparatory Trainings for VQA Exams Continue

Starting its preparatory trainings for Vocational Qualification Tests with BURSAD, ASFED continued them in Denizli and Istanbul. The trainings, delivered to classes of 25 students on average, are presented by İbrahim Özçakır, Eskişehir Elevator Industrialists’ Association Chair.

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Elevator Floor Doors And Regulatory Compliance

As we all know, elevator floor door locks are safety components according to the Elevator Regulation and pursuant to the EN 81-1+A3 conditions, it is required for the floor doors to be supplied to the market as of 31.8.2017 to be delivered in accordance with the EN 81-20 and EN 81-50 standards and certified for conformity.

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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.

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İzmir Elevator Symposium 2016

The Elevator Symposium and Exhibition, themed as “Construction and Elevator,” was held in Izmir on October 13-15, 2016. At the symposium, during which 26 statements were presented, technical articles, as well as the industry’s current issues, were discussed.

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Cersan Installs 21 Elevators in Mimar Sinan Dormitory for Male Students

Cersan Asansör installed 21 elevators in Mimar Sinan Dormitory for Male Students in Istanbul, Maltepe. For this project, Cersan used an elevator package system of its own development registered under the AS7 brand.

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Elevator Regulations Discussed During Product Safety Week

Elevator industry meetings were held during Product Safety Week, which was celebrated in 81 cities throughout Turkey from October 10-16, 2016.

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TASIAD Expands Its Book Support for Vocational High Schools

The number of books published as part of the free book project for vocational high schools, organized for the second time this year by TASIAD, rose to three. TASIAD Board of Directors delivered the books, first, to Samandıra Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School.

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EMO and MMO Certifies Elevator Inspection Staff

Following their authorization by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology General Directorate of Industry within the scope of the Communiqué on the Certification of the Inspection Personnel to Execute Elevator Periodic Controls, the Chamber of Electrical Engineers (EMO) and the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers (MMO) initiated trainings on September 27, 2016.

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Product Safety Meeting at BURSAD

The Provincial Directorate of Science, Industry and Technology visited BURSAD during Product Safety Week.

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AUB, A New Interface Board from Aybey

Aybey Elektronik has developed an interface board for Android tablets to be used as Car Operating Panel

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ASFED Discusses the Industry’s Leading Agenda in Detail

During the monthly board meeting of the Elevator Manufacturers' Federation (ASFED), it was decided that elevator shafts would be discussed with the Association of Building Inspection Agencies and that training would be provided for the ...

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Elevator Symposium 2016 Final Declaration

In the Elevator Symposium 2016 Final Declaration, it is emphasized that the country resource reserved for elevators is 500 million dollars and 246 million dollars of these spent for imports.

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Teori Mühendislik Moves into Its New Facility

By enlarging its production facility, Teori Mühendislik has moved its office and factory to its new facility in Sancaktepe. The company aims at increasing its export rate from 20% to 40% at its new facility.

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Photo Contest 2016 Winners

Entries remain Strogn in fourth year of EW competition

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New product from Wittur

Wittur introduces patented split housing gearless for the modernization of high rise lifts.

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TASIAD Gives a Seminar for YTU Students

TASIAD gave an industry-introducing seminar for the students of Yıldız Technical University, Faculty of Electrics-Electronics, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering within the scope of university-industry cooperation.

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New Elevator Directive Issued

The Elevator Directive 2014/33/AB drawn up by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology becomes effective on June 29.

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Draft Program Prepared for the Elevator Symposium 2016

The program for the Elevator Symposium 2016 to be held in İzmir on October 13-15, 2016, has been planned. At the Elevator Symposium and Exhibition to be organized under the main theme of “Construction and Elevators,” there will be conference sessions, as well as panels, seminars, informative meetings, user trainings and social activities for elementary-school students.

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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.

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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.

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Preparations at Full Speed for Elevator Symposium.

The Elevator Symposium and Exhibition will be held for the sixth time at Tepekule Congress and Exhibition Center in Izmir on October 13-15, 2016.

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ANASDER Holds an Informative Meeting on Market Surveillance and Inspection

Market Surveillance and Inspection Regulation and vocational qualification were part of the ANASDER meeting agenda.

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Sistem Çelik Halat Manufactures Automatic Doors with Fermator Mechanisms

Sistem Çelik Halat has started manufacturing automatic doors, cabins and frames at its plant in Malatya. Importing Spanish-origin Fermator-brand operators and mechanisms, the company manufactures automatic doors at its new plant.

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TASIAD Educational Committee Introduces University Students to the Industry

TThe TASIAD Educational Committee held a career seminar at Gedik University Vocational School of Higher Education.

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