CHONGQING, China, Aug. 4, 2016 — The Chongqing Metro will feature 213 Xizi Otis escalators for its new Line 5 network, a major extension serving a community of 10 million residents in Chongqing, an emerging megacity in southwestern China. Xizi Otis Elevator Co., Ltd. (“Xizi Otis”) is a subsidiary of Otis Elevator (China) Investment Company Ltd., which is a part of Otis, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
With a length of over 66 kilometers, Line 5 will become the longest line in Chongqing's rail transit network when completed. It will span the city’s seven key administrative districts to provide a "south-north backbone" for the transit system. The line is currently under construction, with Phase 1 due to open in late 2017.
The 213 units will include the flagship XO21NP escalator, which is already in use in more than 10 cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. Widely recognized for its superior performance, the XO21NP also won the Zhejiang Machinery Industry Science & Technology Award from the Zhejiang Machinery Industry Federation in 2014.
"Contributing to the development of Chongqing Metro Line 5 is a milestone for our presence in the public transport segment," said Lawrence Chui, president, Xizi Otis. "We have contributed to China's urban development by providing efficiency and comfort for passengers using our escalators and elevators, along with professional support services."
As a total solution for metro systems in China, Xizi Otis also provides customized maintenance service with dedicated mechanics stationed on-site to provide seamless service support.
Currently Xizi Otis escalators and elevators serve metro systems in 15 major cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Dalian, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Kunming, Changsha, Shenzhen, Chengdu and Wuhan. Xizi Otis was named the only winner from the elevator industry in the recent "RT Top 50," presented by the Organizing Committee on Evaluation of Rail Transit Enterprise Innovation, in association with trade magazine Rail Transit, People's Railway Daily and the China Enterprise Evaluation Association. The award was presented to Xizi Otis in recognition of its outstanding technologies, products and services.
About Xizi Otis
Xizi Otis Elevator Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Otis Elevator (China) Investment Company Ltd., which is a part of Otis, a unit of United Technologies Corp. Founded in 1997, Xizi Otis has two manufacturing facilities, in Hangzhou and Chongqing, as well as a testing lab accredited by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNAS) and dozens of branches and hundreds of service and maintenance sites all around China.
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.