SANTIAGO, Chile, June 22, 2016 — Ascensores Otis-Chile Limitada (Otis Chile) opened a new central office in Santigo this week intended to strengthen operational capabilities in the country and enable enhanced service and solutions to customers. This new office is the latest development in the nearly 100-year history of Otis elevator, escalator and moving walkway equipment and service in Chile. Otis, the world’s leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
“Chile is a key market for Otis in Latin America,” said Tom Vining, president, Otis Americas, who visited Santiago to attend an opening event at the new office. “We are investing in people and technology to ensure we offer products that deliver a superior passenger experience to our Chilean customers.”
Otis Chile has made significant investments in tools and equipment that allow safer installation and maintenance processes, and trained all technical staff in the latest global safety and quality standards. The company has introduced Chilean customers to Otis products that stand out for their technological innovation, allowing energy savings and easy installation, while fitting with the design of the building.
The new Otis Chile central office is located at Pérez Valenzuela street, Providencia zone. The building is LEED certified and strategically located, close to key customers.
“As the company founded by the inventor of the modern elevator, innovation and technology development is essential to Otis,” said Luis Molina, president, Otis Latin America. “Globally, Otis is working with companies, including Microsoft and AT&T, to enhance digital solutions to expand connectivity with our customers and remote monitoring of equipment.”
Some of Chile’s emblematic and historic buildings feature Otis equipment, including ministries and other public buildings, banks, hotels, hospitals, airports and transportation services.
“Throughout our history in Chile we have supported the construction, maintenance and renovation of key buildings,” said Julio Barros, general manager, Otis Chile. “By opening this new office we are committing to greater efficiency in the service we provide our customers and high quality, safety and comfort standards for our employees.”
Otis is the world’s leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Founded more than 160 years ago by the inventor of the safety elevator, Otis offers products and services through its companies in more than 200 countries and territories. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.otis.com or follow @OtisElevatorCo on Twitter.