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2021 Press releases

07.23.2021 - TK Elevator to acquire City Elevator, one of the leading elevator service companies in Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada

Owner Heiner Marnet and more than 75 employees from City Elevator will be joining TK Elevator Canada after the deal becomes official on July 29, 2021.

07.14.2021 - TK Elevator North America CEO Kevin Lavallee Adds COO Field Position on International Group-level to Current Responsibilities

Effective October 1, 2021, Mr. Lavallee will join TK Elevator’s global Management Board as COO Field, a newly created position focused on customers and digital innovation in the service business.

06.30.2021 - TK Elevator installs its environmentally friendly elevators in new Pikes Peak Summit Visitor Center

The Summit Visitor Center, located 14,115 feet above sea level at the top of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain in Colorado, was the highest construction project in the U.S.

06.18.2021 - TK Elevator acquires Accurate Elevator, its fifth acquisition in North America in 2021

The vertical transportation provider has been a staple in the Florida Keys community for many years.

06.09.2021 - TK Elevator Canada opens Toronto South branch

The branch, which will be the 29th branch and the 59th location for TK Elevator in Canada, enhances TK Elevator’s already strong customer support in the Greater Toronto Area.

06.03.2021 - TK Elevator to participate in DOE’s Low Carbon Pilot

As part of its participation in the Department of Energy’s Low Carbon Pilot, TK Elevator will focus on reducing carbon dioxide emissions at its Middleton manufacturing facility.

05.26.2021 - TK Elevator Canada strengthens position in Ontario by acquiring three elevator companies

Acquisitions include Bay Elevator in Northern Ontario and Toronto-based Direct Elevator and True Canadian Elevator Maintenance Company.

05.03.2021 - TK Elevator acquires Albany Elevator, a leading provider of maintenance, repair and installation services in the Albany, NY area

Acquisition strengthens TK Elevator’s presence in New York’s Capital District and continues TK Elevator’s strategic growth plan throughout North America.

04.22.21 - TK Elevator incorporates first electric vehicle into the field as it moves forward with its fleet electrification initiative

The Los Angeles-based vehicle, a Chevy Bolt, is being driven by TK Elevator service technician Craig Johnson.

04.13.2021 - TK Elevator Index Powered by MAX discloses elevator activity across the U.S. one year after COVID-19 shut America down

Using data from its more than 85,000 MAX-connected elevators in the U.S., the TK Elevator Index Powered by MAX shows elevator activity has returned to 71% pre-COVID levels, up from 38% at this time one year ago.

04.07.2021 - TK Elevator supplies 24 elevators and 13 escalators at Globe Life Field, home of MLB’s Texas Rangers

TK Elevator’s state-of-the-art vertical transportation systems were part of the show this week as the Rangers played their 2021 home opening series against the Toronto Blue Jays.

2.25.2021 - New company name, new brand: thyssenkrupp Elevator now called TK Elevator with new global brand TKE.

New brand follows the company’s successful transformation into a stand-alone entity – underscoring its leading role in next-generation mobility solutions.

2.11.2021 - thyssenkrupp Elevator launches mobile app that allows tenants to operate elevators remotely via their smartphone or wearable device

55 Hudson Yards in New York City is the first building to pilot AGILE mobile powered by Liftoff to help ensure tenant safety.

1.12.2021 - How thyssenkrupp Elevator’s leadership in material transparency is helping ensure the full health and safety of passengers during COVID-19

Its material health leadership has resulted in numerous awards as well as LEED and Living Building Challenge projects, including San Francisco International Airport and The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design at Georgia Tech.

2020 Press releases

12.16.2020 - In 2020, thyssenkrupp Elevator’s MAX predictive maintenance solution further established itself as the industry’s most transformative service technology

MAX, the industry’s first cloud-based, predictive maintenance solution, saved thousands of hours in downtime on more than 84,000 elevators in the U.S.

12.08.2020 - thyssenkrupp Elevator receives prestigious ‘A’ rating from global environmental non-profit CDP

thyssenkrupp Elevator was selected for its commitment to cut emissions and reduce its carbon footprint.

12.01.2020 - thyssenkrupp Elevator acquires full stake in Braun ThyssenKrupp, LLC

In 2005, thyssenkrupp Elevator entered into a 50-percent joint venture with its long-time distributor in the Madison and Milwaukee areas.

11.12.2020 - thyssenkrupp Elevator digitalization expert Jon Clarine to discuss the future of the connected elevator at Technology Days

Clarine will focus on the technological advancements to elevators in recent years, including the important role IoT is playing in helping people travel safely in elevators during COVID-19.

11.05.2020 - Environmental services leader Ecolab turns to thyssenkrupp Elevator to improve passenger safety and travel times at its global headquarters.

Completed in August 2020, thyssenkrupp Elevator upgraded 12 elevators and two escalators at Ecolab’s 17-story global headquarters in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota.

10.20.2020 - thyssenkrupp Elevator publishes an Environmental Product Declaration for its evolution low- to mid-rise elevator.

thyssenkrupp Elevator was the first elevator company to publish an EPD and has now published four EPDs.

10.09.2020 - thyssenkrupp Elevator reaches topping-out milestone on exterior structure of 420-foot-tall test tower in Atlanta

With the exterior structure of the Innovation and Qualification Center completed, attention will now turn to the interior as the tallest elevator test tower in the Western Hemisphere remains on target for completion in 2021.

10.01.2020 - thyssenkrupp Elevator Canada further strengthens its robust service platform with the addition of the International Technical Services Centre

Formerly known as the Engineering Centre, the International Technical Services Centre will expand Canada’s capabilities to support and maintain equipment from other OEMs and third parties.

9.23.2020 - thyssenkrupp Elevator Joins Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance

Membership reaffirms thyssenkrupp Elevator’s commitment to transition its North American fleet to battery or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

9.16.2020 - thyssenkrupp Elevator to provide surface-mounted, modular moving walks for longest pedestrian bridge in the U.S.

Six iwalks ranging in size from 150- to 200-feet will be installed on the 1,000-foot-long pedestrian bridge at United Shore’s Pontiac, Michigan campus.

9.08.2020 - thyssenkrupp Elevator introduces H-Power SL controller modernization package

Modernization package improves microprocessor speeds, increases storage capacity, connects with building system security and adds data capabilities for MAX.

8.17.2020 - thyssenkrupp Elevator Joins Executive Council of Georgia Tech’s Business Analytics Center at Scheller College of Business

The partnership will allow thyssenkrupp Elevator to advance the development and implementation of business analytics and smart data in its robust service model and throughout its daily operations.

8.06.2020 - thyssenkrupp Elevator’s Alison Powers Wins Women of Technology Award

The award from Connected World recognizes the most powerful women in technology.

7.31.2020 - thyssenkrupp Elevator to enter a new era as an independent company

Acquisition by leading private equity firms Advent International and Cinven successfully completed.

7.21.2020 - thyssenkrupp Elevator Canada receives National Champion Award from Cystic Fibrosis Canada

The National Champion Award recognizes companies that have provided exceptional leadership and financial support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada at the national level.

7.07.2020 - thyssenkrupp Elevator acquires Winnipeg Elevator Group

Acquisition strengthens thyssenkrupp Elevator Canada’s service and modernization footprint throughout the Winnipeg area.

6.29.2020 - thyssenkrupp Elevator recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Plants Program with a 2020 Better Project Award

Award recognizes thyssenkrupp Elevator’s commitment to green building and improving energy efficiency as it reduced natural gas consumption on its structural paint line by over 35 percent at its manufacturing facility in Tennessee.

6.05.2020 - thyssenkrupp Elevator releases long-term carbon targets, which includes cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2040

Key sustainable areas of focus will include thyssenkrupp Elevator’s fleets, factory and branches in North America.

5.18.2020 - thyssenkrupp Elevator completes construction on core of the highest test tower in the Western Hemisphere

The core of thyssenkrupp Elevator’s test tower in Atlanta was built up at a rate of more than 7 feet per day and completed ahead of schedule in 57 days.

4.16.2020 - thyssenkrupp Elevator to provide predictive maintenance service free of charge to help front-line medical workers in the fight against COVID-19

The donation of the MAX Premium elevator service is critical in ensuring the safe transportation and movement of patients, key medical personnel and supplies.

2.27.2020 - thyssenkrupp sells Elevator Technology business for $18.7 billion to consortium of bidders led by Advent, Cinven and RAG foundation

Deal is expected to be finalized no later than October 1, 2020.

1.15.2020 - thyssenkrupp Elevator introduces MAX digital service packages for improved building management and maximum elevator uptime

More than 82,000 elevators in North America and 128,000 elevators worldwide are currently supported by the MAX IoT platform.

2019 Press releases

12.09.2019 - Skybridges, Test Towers and Innovations: thyssenkrupp Elevator sets the Tech Trends and Highlights for 2020

Skybridges, smart technologies, “flying carpets” for city centers and the world’s first ropeless elevator for skyscrapers among highlights in 2020 and beyond.

12.03.2019 - thyssenkrupp Elevator Canada raises more than 113,000 Canadian dollars for Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Since 2017, thyssenkrupp Elevator Canada has raised more than CA$360,000 while surpassing its annual goal of CA$100,000 every year.

11.12.2019 - thyssenkrupp Elevator sustainability experts to discuss vertical transportation alternatives for sustainable cities at Greenbuild 2019

Monica Miller Brown and Liz Minne, two highly respected green building leaders, will examine the latest vertical transportation trends impacting sustainable urbanization.

10.28.2019 - thyssenkrupp Elevator commemorates CTBUH’s 50th anniversary with Top 50 buildings list, a celebration of global urban mobility innovation

thyssenkrupp Elevator has helped reshape passenger movement globally, boasting an extensive tall buildings footprint that includes the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center building in New York City.

10.17.2019 - thyssenkrupp launches elevator interface to allow seamless multi-level robot movement throughout hotels, hospitals and other buildings

Interface eliminates restrictions previously impacting robot movement in buildings, allowing them to move freely regardless of building size and height.

10.01.2019 - Kevin Lavallee takes over as CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator North America

A renowned elevator expert with an extensive global leadership background, Lavallee brings nearly 30 years of experience to the role.

9.15.2019 - Highest tower run in Western Europe – German Championship held in thyssenkrupp’s test tower for the first time

Around 1,000 participants of all ages and levels strive to master the 1,390 steps and 232 meters in altitude.

9.12.2019 - thyssenkrupp installs its new evolution 200 elevators at Providence Park, home of MLS’ Portland Timbers and NWSL’s Portland Thorns FC

The addition of four evolution 200 elevator units was part of a $85 million transformation of Providence Park, further distinguishing the now 25,000-seat venue as one of the top soccer and sports destinations in the U.S.

8.26.2019 - thyssenkrupp Elevator helping passengers move safely and efficiently through ICE District, Canada’s soon-to-be largest mixed-use sports and entertainment district

thyssenkrupp Elevator Canada is providing more than 60 elevators and escalators to prominent buildings at ICE District in downtown Edmonton, including Stantec Tower.

8.6.2019 - thyssenkrupp Elevator to pursue LEED v4 certification for its new Innovation and Qualification Center in Atlanta

Boasting the tallest elevator test tower in the Western Hemisphere at 420 feet, the IQC will be the cornerstone of thyssenkrupp Elevator’s new North American headquarters.

7.18.2019 - thyssenkrupp Elevator to host ribbon-cutting ceremony for new onsite medical clinic at its manufacturing facility in Tennessee

The medical clinic is conveniently located for use by all thyssenkrupp Elevator employees in Middleton.

7.01.2019 - thyssenkrupp to acquire O’Keefe Elevator Company

The acquisition solidifies thyssenkrupp Elevator’s footprint in Nebraska and Iowa as more than 120 O’Keefe employees join the global urban mobility leader.

6.22.2019 - thyssenkrupp Elevator to showcase groundbreaking predictive maintenance technology at 2019 BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo

thyssenkrupp will showcase MAX, the industry’s first real-time predictive maintenance system, and assist with care packages for the local homeless community.

5.31.2019 - thyssenkrupp to acquire Nashville Machine Elevator

Acquisition continues historic year for thyssenkrupp Elevator in North America that included new product launches, historic project wins and unparalleled award recognition.

5.16.2019 - thyssenkrupp Elevator Canada celebrates two-year anniversary of state-of-the-art Engineering Centre

thyssenkrupp Elevator Canada’s $3 million engineering hub in Toronto is helping address urban mobility challenges in Ontario and throughout Canada.

4.18.2019 - thyssenkrupp holds groundbreaking ceremony for Innovation and Qualification Center in Atlanta

At 420 feet tall, the IQC will be the tallest building in Cobb County and the tallest elevator test tower in the U.S.

4.08.2019 - 181 Fremont, featuring OEO enabled elevators from thyssenkrupp, recognized as Award of Excellence winner at Tall + Urban Innovation Conference

The OEO enabled elevators, which allow people to use the elevators during an emergency or evacuation, are a first for North America and represent a milestone in building safety.

3.01.2019 - thyssenkrupp Elevator begins move into new business headquarters

Business headquarters is part of a three-building complex that will comprise thyssenkrupp Elevator’s North American headquarters next to The Battery Atlanta.

1.23.2019 - thyssenkrupp Elevator sustainability expert Monica Miller Brown to speak at City of Smyrna sustainability meeting

Miller Brown to share best practices and discuss how Smyrna and thyssenkrupp can partner to create a more sustainable future.

1.21.2019 - thyssenkrupp Elevator’s manufacturing facility in Middleton, Tennessee earns ISO50001 certification

Energy management certification reaffirms Middleton manufacturing facility standing as one of the most sustainable elevator factories in the world.

2018 Press releases

12.05.2018 - thyssenkrupp Elevator Canada selects Blaine Coupal as new CEO

Coupal, a 15-year veteran of thyssenkrupp, previously served as Regional Vice President of the Prairie Region in Canada.

11.19.2018 - thyssenkrupp helping Kendeda Building at Georgia Tech University meet Living Building Challenge requirements

Environmentally friendly elevator system to help Kendeda Building become the first major Living Building Challenge 3.0 certified education and research facility in the Southeast.

10.04.2018 - thyssenkrupp green building expert Monica Miller Brown discusses the future of sustainability at prominent Chicago architecture events

Miller Brown presented at AIA Chicago, Development Management Associates and IIT School of Architecture.

9.27.2018 - thyssenkrupp’s MULTI Elevator Honored at the Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner

MULTI was named the Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment category by the Alliance to Save Energy.

9.24.2018 - thyssenkrupp to serve as official vertical transportation provider for the Hudson Yards development in New York City

Up to 40 TWIN elevators will be installed at 50 Hudson Yards, a 1,000-foot-tall commercial building set for completion in 2022.

8.16.2018 - thyssenkrupp's predictive maintenance technology helps keep more than 50,000 people moving daily at Microsoft's corporate campus

MAX improving uptime on nearly 70 of Microsoft's busiest elevators.

8.9.2018 - thyssenkrupp launches new elevator for low- to mid-rise buildings

evolution 200 features speed, capacity and travel combinations unlike anything available today.

7.26.2018 - thyssenkrupp announces new elevator high-rise test tower and Innovation Complex in Atlanta

New headquarters for thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas to be located near SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves.

7.16.2018 - thyssenkrupp's MULTI elevator wins the Alliance to Save Energy's Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency: Built Environment Award

The rope-less and sideways-moving elevator was selected based on its potential to revolutionize the way buildings consume energy and utilize space.

5.25.2018 - Michael Cesarz Named MULTI CEO at thyssenkrupp Elevator

Architect and innovation expert takes on newly created role to lead groundbreaking new technology.

5.18.2018 - New PERSPECTIVES website tells the human stories at the heart of thyssenkrupp Elevator volunteer engagement

Website spotlights employees that exemplify company's commitment to corporate social responsibility.

5.04.2018 - thyssenkrupp sustainability experts recognized for material transparency excellence at Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Conference

Monica Miller named Top 75 leader in sustainability and finalist for Person of the Year, while Brad Nemeth will present a keynote session on innovations in material transparency

4.10.2018 - thyssenkrupp and Microsoft turbo-boost digitalization of global elevator industry

thyssenkrupp Elevator's predictive maintenance solution, MAX, expands into Brazil and extends its compatibility to escalators

4.04.2018 - thyssenkrupp to install more than 35 elevators and escalators at groundbreaking new inpatient hospital in Philadelphia

thyssenkrupp Elevator to partner with the University of Pennsylvania Health System on its new $1.5 billion Penn Medicine Pavilion inpatient facility.

3.23.2018 - thyssenkrupp opens high-speed elevator test tower as part of its new plant in Zhongshan, China

One of the tallest test towers in the world at 813 feet, the tower will test the revolutionary rope-less elevator, MULTI, as well as high-speed elevators that reach speeds up to 40 miles per hour.

3.19.2018 - thyssenkrupp’s MULTI elevator named finalist for German Innovation Award

thyssenkrupp is one of three finalists for Der Deutsche Innovationspreis’ Innovation Award, which will be presented on April 13 in Munich.

3.01.2018 - thyssenkrupp to help safely move nearly 40 million passengers through the busiest airports in New York and San Francisco

JFK, LaGuardia and San Francisco airports to rely on thyssenkrupp elevators, escalators, moving walks and boarding bridges to manage passenger transportation demands.

2.13.2018 - thyssenkrupp champions sustainability with 2018 Transit Connect on display in Ford booth at Chicago Auto Show

More than two million visitors to the Chicago Auto Show, the largest and longest-running auto show in North America, will view the thyssenkrupp branded Ford Transit Connect.

2.08.2018 - thyssenkrupp's MULTI elevator named finalist for Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's prestigious Innovation Award

MULTI, the world's only rope-less and sideways-moving elevator system, promises unprecedented design possibilities and building efficiencies for the cities of tomorrow.

1.29.2018 - thyssenkrupp's TeleRetail delivery robot debuts in the U.S.

thyssenkrupp Elevator is testing a TeleRetail delivery robot to make elevator maintenance in cities quicker and more efficient

1.16.2018 - thyssenkrupp celebrates the 125-year anniversary of the escalator

Looking back and celebrating the 125th anniversary of the escalator also lets us get excited and look toward the future of mobility solutions.