15/08/2018 – News / Construction / Engineering / Elevator / Test Tower / R&D / Thyssenkrupp / US
Thyssenkrupp announces new elevator high-rise test tower in the US
Thyssenkrupp Elevator, one of the world's largest elevator companies and a market leader in North America, has announced plans to build a new, world-class US headquarters near The Battery Atlanta in Cobb County, Georgia, Atlanta.
The Thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas Complex will house more than 900 full-time employees and upon completion, will include three facilities anchored by a state-of-the-art, 128-metre-tall elevator test tower – the tallest of its kind in the US, and one of the tallest in the world.
A “laboratory for futuristic technologies”
With 18 shafts, the test tower will be used to trial new concepts and conduct product pilots that will transform the elevator industry, according to Thyssenkrupp Elevator’s CEO, Andreas Schierenbeck: “Our new test tower in Atlanta will be a testimony to thyssenkrupp's commitment to investing in its global network of innovation centres, which all have forged ever-deepening ties with students and universities nearby,” he enthused.
“Within our network of spectacular high-speed test towers in Germany and China, the new facility in Atlanta will be the third laboratory for futuristic technologies such as the world's first rope-less elevator, MULTI, and the proven high-capacity, two cabins per shaft elevator, TWIN."
Completion of the new Complex is expected by early 2022.
With sales of €7.7 billion in fiscal 2016/2017 and customers in 150 countries, Thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world's leading elevator companies from scratch in 40 years. The firm’s portfolio today includes elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair lifts as well as tailored service solutions.