SEOUL, South Korea, Mar. 20, 2018— Otis Elevator Korea (VP and Managing Director IS Cho, “Otis” hereinafter) announced that its Gen2 Life elevator was selected as the most innovative product in ‘INNOSTAR 2018’ certification based on a customer survey, making Otis the first elevator maker to earn the recognition for four consecutive years. 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. (UTC). (NYSE: UTX)
Hosted by the Korea Management Registration (KMR), INNOSTAR is a certification given to products and services recognized for innovation in quality, design, user experience and other elements based on consumer evaluation. In the latest assessment, 600 final candidates were selected by KMR, journalists, and bloggers, followed by an online survey of 300,000 consumers in South Korea. Products with top scores in product innovation and service image were then selected in each sector.
The Otis Gen2 range has been selected as the top INNOSTAR product in its sector for four consecutive years with recognition for: the Gen2 in 2015, the Gen2 Dynamic in 2016, and the Gen2 Life in 2017 and 2018.
“We are immensely honored by this recognition and proud of our achievement, winning this top INNOSTAR recognition for four consecutive years for the first time in the elevator sector,” said IS Cho, Otis Korea Vice President and Managing Director. “Standing on the philosophy that Otis has upheld for the last 165 years, we are going to continue to make safe, innovative products and offer unparalleled services to keep our customers satisfied.” The Otis Gen2 Life elevator – the winner this year – is a ‘glocal’ offering of the global Gen2 model that has sold more than half a million units around the world, successfully accommodating latest trends and design preferences of Korean customers.
The Gen2 Life elevator’s innovation is its ‘Flat Belt’, standard on all Gen2 elevators used around the world. The steel belts are coated with polyurethane around steel cords, minimizing noise and vibration during operation for the ultimate passenger experience. The Otis Pulse system continuously monitors the flat belts to ensure safe and efficient operation as well as reduce inspection downtime.
The Gen2 Life elevator offers a great solution with energy savings in mind. The Gen2 Life comes with the standard flat belt that last twice as long as conventional steel ropes, without the need for any additional lubrication, reducing replacement parts and maintenance costs. It also adopts LED lighting that uses less energy than fluorescent light. Another standard feature is the Otis ReGen™ drive, a regenerative technology that uses up to 75% less energy under normal conditions than a conventional geared elevator without a regenerative drive while running.
The Gen2 Life elevator underscores all the advantages of the globally best-selling Gen2 elevator while addressing specific demands of Korean customers based on meticulous analysis of their preferences and insight in design.
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 approximately 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, visit www.otis.com, or follow Otis on LinkedIn, YouTube and as @OtisElevatorCo onTwitter, Facebook and Instagram.