SEOUL, Korea, April, 11, 2017 – The Otis Gen2 Life elevator has been selected as the most innovative elevator product in the 2017 INNOSTAR Certification. Based on the flat-belt Gen2 elevator that has sold more than 500,000 units around the world, this enhanced Gen2 Life is the newest model, designed to meet the needs of Korean customers. Otis, the world’s leading manufacturer and maintainer of elevators, escalators, and moving walkways, is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Hosted by the Korea Management Registration, INNOSTAR is a certification given to the products and services recognized for their innovation in quality, design, user experience and other elements based on consumer evaluation. It is regarded as one of the most authoritative product certifications in South Korea.
In the 2017 assessment, 1,000 final candidates were selected based on their innovation, followed by an online survey of 50,000 consumers in South Korea. Products with top scores in product innovation and service image were then selected in each sector.
“I am very proud that Otis is the first in the industry to have been selected as the top product in innovation for three years in a row,” said IS Cho, vice president and managing director, Otis Korea. “We have built and provided safe and innovative products and services based on the customer-focused philosophy that Otis has held for the past 164 years. We will continue in our efforts and achieve ultimate customer satisfaction, as we have to date.”
The Otis Gen2 Life combines the Gen2 elevator, which revolutionized the industry by replacing traditional steel ropes with polyurethane flat-belts, with the latest design trends in South Korea. It is now available in South Korea as the next generation of Otis Gen2 range, following Gen2 Dynamic, which was released for customers in 2015.
The Gen2 elevator’s polyurethane flat-belts provide approximately twice the usual lifecycle and ensure a smooth ride and enhanced energy savings. The new Gen2 Life adds Otis’ Ambiance design that combines a global model developed in collaboration with a prestigious design studio in Europe with South Korean trends. It uses indirect LED lighting as well as natural patterns, modern materials and ergonomic designs that can be mixed and matched to create approximately 20,000 design combinations. In addition, it provides unique, interesting features including an air purifier, ultrasonic pest control and an anti-bacterial handrail to ensure the most pleasant environment for passengers. The Ambiance design won the 2016 Good Design Award given by the Korea Institute of Design Promotion.
The Otis Gen2 range has been selected as the top INNOSTAR product in its sector for three consecutive years after Gen2 in 2015 and Gen2 Dynamic in 2016, making Otis the first with such record in the elevator industry.
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. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs. For more information about Otis and the CompassPlus system, visit www.otis.com, or follow Otis on LinkedIn, YouTube and as @OtisElevatorCo on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.