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: firstname.lastname@example.org