SHANGHAI, June 11, 2015 – Otis Elevator (China) Co. Ltd (OECC) has won a contract to supply 395 escalators for 39 stations on Line 6, a vital new extension for the Tianjin Metro urban rail network. This significant project reconfirms OECC as a trusted partner of Tianjin Metro and a leading escalator supplier to China’s expanding rail system. Otis is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. (NYSE: UTX)
Serving the important Tianjin municipality, Tianjin Metro is a rapid transit system spanning more than 132 kilometers. Line 6 will provide an extra 56.2 kilometers of track between the Dongli and Jinnan districts. When completed in June 2017, it will pass through six districts: Dongli, Hebei, Hongqiao, Nankai, Hexi and Jinnan and link with Line 5 to form a circular route serving the city.
“Once again, OECC is honored to work with Tianjin Metro,” said Tony Black, president, Otis Elevator (China) Investment Co. Ltd. “As the inventor of the world’s first safety elevator, we are committed to providing safe and efficient vertical transportation for the riding public. In addition to our high-quality products, one of our key strengths is the Otis Metro Maintenance Management System.”
The Otis Metro Maintenance Management System (OM3S) is a specialized service system that provides expert around-the-clock service for metro customers. Introduced to China in July 2013, it provides dedicated metro service offices staffed by specially trained mechanics. Metro service offices have been established in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Shenzhen and Chengdu transportation centers to provide prompt service and support to metro customers.
Line 6 is an important addition to the Tianjin Metro network, where existing Lines 1, 2 and 3 are served by Otis escalators for reliable public transportation every day. In addition to supporting numerous Tianjin Metro stations, OECC also serves various other rail stations across the city.
Otis is the world’s largest 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, and maintains more than 1.8 million elevators and escalators worldwide. Otis is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.otis.com.
Caption: In addition to existing Lines 1, 2 and 3, the new Tianjin Metro Line 6 will also be served by Otis escalators.