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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.