HANGZHOU, China August 11, 2016 — The new Shenzhen Metro Line 11 opened in June, equipped with 63 Otis Gen2® elevators to provide reliable service throughout the network’s 18 stations. 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).
Shenzhen Metro Line 11 connects the central business districts of Futian and Nanshan to the Shenzhen International Airport and also serves as the Guangzhou-Shenzhen intercity rail line. At more than 50 kilometers in length, with longer spacing between stops than other urban lines, Line 11 will help ease the pressure on urban traffic in Shenzhen and support the development of the central and western regions of Shenzhen.
The Otis Gen2 elevators selected for Shenzhen Metro Line 11 incorporate a number of patented Otis technologies. Their composite steel belts replace traditional wire ropes to improve elevator efficiency and ride comfort, and the compact Gen2® gearless small machine room allows for quick installation and saves space. Gen2® elevators are also equipped with the Otis ReGen™ drive, which when combined with the Gen2 machine provides energy savings of up to 75 percent under normal operating conditions compared to traditional elevator systems with conventional drives. The elevators were provided by Xizi Otis Elevator Co., Ltd.
“Shenzhen is an important transportation hub for south China," said Lawrence Chui, president, Xizi Otis Elevator Co., Ltd. "We’re proud to continue participating in the development of the Shenzhen Metro network. We take the selection of our products and services as a strong boost to our commitment in supporting transport infrastructure development in China."
Xizi Otis is a key provider to the rail transit sector in China in recent years. It has provided more than 3,000 escalators and related service support for dozens of rail transit lines in more than 10 major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Dalian, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Kunming, Changsha, Chengdu and Wuhan.
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.