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Daily press, 2021-03-03, 09:30 AM

TK Elevator provides 110 essential mobility units for spectacular Shenzhen Airport Satellite Concourse in China

  • TK Elevator is equipping the new airport concourse with 40 elevators, 38 escalators, 30 moving walks and two platform lifts.
  • With the new project, TK Elevator expands its footprint in an important economic region.

Essen, March 3, 2021 - TK Elevator exclusively provides 110 mobility units for Shenzhen Airport’s satellite concourse in China. Scheduled to open in June 2021, the new concourse will be further boosting the airport’s capacity as a hub and strengthen the capabilities of the Chinese Shenzhen region. For TK Elevator, enabling mobility in the concourse is an exciting project in an important area for innovative transportation solutions.

The new concourse itself is a very ambitious project: At a construction cost of USD 1.5 billion, the X-shaped concourse building will encompass 238,000 sqm with 53 contact stands and 10 remote stands for aircrafts. It is expected to serve 22 million passengers a year upon completion. A project of this scale demands reliable, efficient and comfortable mobility across the complex. TK Elevator will ensure this with 40 elevators, 38 escalators, 30 moving walks and two platform lifts.

The centre of the concourse allows light filled views up to the roof, which is inspired by the gently curving rivers of the region. It further reinforces the flow of the passengers through the concourse. Arriving passengers are orientated to the perimeter of the building allowing them to experience natural diffused daylight as they move toward the APM and onwards to the main terminal.

With the new project, TK Elevator could build upon the good client relationship the company achieved from the work for the same airport’s Terminal 3. TK Elevator now delivers another customized solution for the airport including the provision of heavy-duty escalators and moving walks with rollers installed outside the step chain for easier maintenance and higher bearing strength.

Peter Walker, CEO of TK Elevator says: “Our strong market position in China stems from our excellent services, as well as competitive and technically sophisticated mobility solutions. The forward-thinking design of our products and solutions meets the needs of modern mobility hubs. The Shenzhen airport satellite concourse project is a proof point of our strong reputation and growth strategy in the region.”

Installation of the mobility units by TK Elevator has started in August 2020 and is scheduled to be finished by March 2021. TK Elevator will also cover the first two years of the maintenance service of the units as part of the agreement with the client.

Mobility solutions in airports all around the world have been upgraded by TK Elevator in the last years: Among others, TK Elevator is delivering 155 elevators and 22 escalators to the spectacular Beijing Daxing Airport, is installing Australia's first iwalks at Perth and Melbourne airports, has equipped Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana with state-of-the-art boarding bridges, as well as new Istanbul Grand Airport in Turkey with 147 passenger boarding bridges and elevators. In addition, TK Elevator is continuing to lead the Indian Aviation Mobility Space by empowering 20 airports across the nation with its innovative and reliable products and services. The company has recently won two major airport projects at Pune International Airport and at the Guwahati Airport.

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TK Elevator (formerly: thyssenkrupp Elevator)
With customers in over 100 countries served by 50,000 employees, TK Elevator achieved sales of around €8 billion in the fiscal year 2019/2020. Over 1,000 locations around the world provide an extensive network that guarantees closeness to customers. Over the past decades, TK Elevator has established itself as one of the world’s leading elevator companies and became independent since its sale by thyssenkrupp AG in August 2020. The company’s most important business line is the service business represented by over 24,000 service technicians. The product portfolio covers commodity elevators for residential and commercial buildings to cutting-edge, highly customized solutions for state-of-the-art skyscrapers. In addition, it also consists of escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts. Integrated cloud-based service solutions, such as the MAX platform, are gaining in importance. With these digital offerings, there are no limits to urban mobility anymore. TKE – move beyond.