HANGZHOU, China, Sept. 5, 2016 - Xizi Otis has been named to the 2016 list of "Key High-end Equipment Manufacturers" by Zhejiang province for its outstanding performance in intelligent manufacturing. This recognition is the latest honor given to Xizi Otis by the provincial authorities in Zhejiang province, East China, following its inclusion in recent awards for "Zhejiang Famous Enterprises," "Zhejiang Foreign Enterprises with Outstanding Contributions" and "Outstanding Executives of Foreign Enterprises in Zhejiang." 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. (NYSE: UTX).
Organized by the Economic and Information Commission of Zhejiang Province with the judging panel composed of independent industry experts, the “Key High-end Equipment Manufacturers” list was endorsed by the Zhejiang Provincial Coordinating Group of High-end Equipment Manufacturing (Intelligent Manufacturing).
Xizi Otis has improved its operational capabilities and production output in recent years through a focus on intelligent manufacturing. Xizi Otis plants use advanced production lines and have standardized and integrated their upstream and downstream suppliers via intelligent systems.
Intelligent manufacturing enhances productivity
Xizi Otis has established close relationships with hundreds of parts manufacturers and production service enterprises in Zhejiang. To facilitate collaborative manufacturing, it has helped its upstream and downstream supplier partners embrace information-based management. By integrating information management and industrialization within its systems, and by continuously increasing investment in intelligent equipment, Xizi Otis is building environmentally-responsible plants leveraging the Internet of Things to achieve zero inventory backlogs.
Intelligent systems create quality products
Intelligent manufacturing improves product quality as well as plant productivity, earning the recognition of customers around the world. To date, Xizi Otis has exported products to over 110 countries worldwide.
In China, Xizi Otis has signed strategic agreements with leading domestic real estate developers, including Vanke, Gemdale and Jinke, to jointly promote high-quality construction in tier-1 and tier-2 cities. Xizi Otis products are also widely used in the rail sector, with Xizi Otis elevators and escalators now installed in 15 of the 20 major Chinese cities with metro systems.
Internationally, Xizi Otis has provided products for rail transit projects in Greece, Panama, Italy and other countries, and supported major international events such as the FIFA World Cup in Brazil and the Sochi Winter Olympic Games.
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.