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Otis Worldwide : China Opens Industry 4.0 Escalator Factory in East China

– Local officials and company executives hosted an inaugural ceremony to commemorate the new factory.

– The new facility uses innovative digital technologies such as 3D modelling, custom engineering and real-time quality management to enhance product quality and operational efficiency.

SHANGHAI, China, July 29, 2020 – Today Otis China opened its new escalator factory, which meets Industry 4.0 standards. The manufacturing facility incorporates intelligent manufacturing and advanced automation to produce high-performance escalators and moving walkways.

Relocated from South China to East China near Shanghai, the new manufacturing base follows Otis’ global quality standards and the latest digital technologies such as 3D modelling, custom engineering and real-time quality management that enhance product quality and operational efficiency.

Local officials and company executives hosted an inaugural ceremony to commemorate the new factory.

‘Escalators are one of our core products and our escalator factory in China serves global markets. The upgraded Otis escalator factory underscores our confidence in the China market,’ said Otis China President, Perry Zheng. ‘We are committed to continue meeting the needs of our customers in China, the world’s largest elevator market. Otis is proud to continue to lead in the era of Industry 4.0 with smart manufacturing and service breakthroughs.’

‘Otis escalators and moving walkways help define how people experience urban spaces and have been crucial to China’s ongoing urbanization,’ said Chen Kang, president of Otis Elevator (China) Co., Ltd. ,’Having always played an important role, Otis will continue to develop intelligent solutions that support customers to enhance passenger experience and maximize their return on investment.’

About Otis

Built on a legacy of innovation, Otis was founded in 1853 after Elisha Otis invented the elevator safety brake, giving rise to the modern city, transforming how people live and work, and revolutionizing architecture itself. Today, we are the world’s leading company for elevator and escalator manufacturing, installation and service. We move 2 billion people a day and maintain more than 2 million customer units worldwide, the industry’s largest maintenance portfolio. We can be found in many of the world’s most recognizable buildings, as well as the busiest transportation hubs and retail centers – we are everywhere people are on the move. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, Otis is 69,000 people strong, including 40,000 field professionals, all committed to meeting the diverse needs of our customers and passengers in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. To learn more, visit www.otis.com.

Escalators made in the factory will be delivered around the world, from local metro stations to shopping malls in the U.S.

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