ThyssenKrupp installs world's fastest double-deck elevator in Shanghai World Financial Center

August 11, 2010

Düsseldorf, April 8, 2009 - ThyssenKrupp Elevator has installed the world’s fastest double-deck
systems in the 492-meter Shanghai World Financial Center in China.

After three years of planning, production and installation, ThyssenKrupp Elevator has
created a particularly fast method of passenger transportation in the Shanghai World
Financial Center, the tallest building in China and currently the third-highest building in the
world. The four double-deck elevators each comprise two cabs attached one on top of the
other, each with a capacity of 2,000 kilos, and serve a sky lobby at a height of 240 meters.
Visitors can now get there at record speed: traveling at a top speed of ten meters per
second (36 km/h), the systems in the new Shanghai World Financial Center are the fastest
double-deck elevators in the world.

To achieve these high speeds, among other things ThyssenKrupp Elevator’s engineers
developed aerodynamic cladding for the cabs and doors. Electronically controlled active
roller guides ensure low-vibration travel. The guide rails were installed in the shaft using
advanced laser technology to ensure extremely high precision and thus guarantee
maximum ride comfort even at high speeds.

In addition to the four double-deck elevators ThyssenKrupp Elevator has manufactured
and installed a further 40 systems for the 492-meter-tall, 101-floor Shanghai World
Financial Center. Numerous passenger and service elevators between the 79th and 93rd
floors guarantee fast, safe and comfortable transportation in “the world’s highest hotel”.

There are further ThyssenKrupp Elevator systems in the parking garages, the shop and
restaurant areas, and in the forum, which offers a variety of conference and VIP rooms as
well as an 800 square meter event hall.
With the fastest double-deck elevators in the world, ThyssenKrupp Elevator has added a
new, innovative system to its range of passenger transportation products. Together with
the TWIN elevators supplied exclusively by ThyssenKrupp Elevator, the company is proving
its capabilities and expertise in the high-rise market.

ThyssenKrupp Elevator is one of the leading elevator companies in the world and represented at over 800 locations in more than 60 countries. With 43,000 employees, the company generated sales of over 4.9 billion euros in the fiscal year to September 30, 2008. Its capabilities include passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, stair and platform lifts, passenger boarding bridges as well as quality service for all products.

Dr. Monica Soffritti
ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG
Communication & Marketing
Tel.: +49 (0) 211 8 24-3 84 61
Fax: +49 (0) 211 8 24-3 68 39

ThyssenKrupp Elevator
ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG
August-Thyssen-Straße 1, 40211 Düsseldorf, Germany
Communication & Marketing
Phone: +49 (0) 211 8 24-3 68 37
Fax: +49 (0) 211 8 24-3 68 39


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