HANGZHOU, China, Jan. 31, 2018 — Otis Electric recently expanded its rail transit footprint to 17 cities with the addition of the Hohhot Metro Line 1 project, the first subway line in Inner Mongolia to be served by more than 120 Otis Electric elevators and escalators. Otis Electric is a sub-brand of Otis, the world’s leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Hohhot is the capital, political, economic and cultural center of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. With a name that means "blue city" in Mongolian, Hohhot is an important central city along China’s northern borders. Hohhot Metro Line 1 will serve as an east-west backbone across the city. Construction began in 2016, with the network expected to begin operations by 2020.
"Otis Electric is honored to play an increasingly important role in infrastructure construction across China. Rail transit projects in more than 20 cities have so far chosen products and services from Otis Electric.," said Lawrence Chui, President of Otis Electric. "We are pleased to see our reliable products and services in use in public building projects, and we will continue to support the development of urban rail transit in China."
About Otis Electric
Otis Electric, a sub-brand of Otis, was introduced to China in January 2016. Otis Electric is supported by manufacturing facilities in Hangzhou and Chongqing, as well as an accredited testing laboratory, and over 300 branches and service depots across China. With strong capabilities to deploy the latest technologies in products and services, Otis Electric is dedicated to satisfying customer needs, especially in the residential, commercial and public infrastructure segments.