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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.
  • In addition to its LEED Gold certified manufacturing facility, thyssenkrupp is also earning extensive recognition for its impact on the future of green building.


MIDDLETON, TENNESSEE (January 21, 2019) – thyssenkrupp Elevator, a global leader in urban mobility, is proud to announce that its North American manufacturing facility in Middleton, Tennessee, has earned ISO50001 certification. ISO50001 is an energy management standard presented to industrial and commercial facilities that effectively manage all aspects of energy procurement and use.

The Middleton facility was LEED Gold certified in 2015 and, at the time, was the only elevator factory in the world to receive LEED certification for an existing building – the Middleton building was built in 1969. Since then, it has implemented numerous environmentally friendly best practices that has helped it use less energy and water and reduce emissions.

“Our top priority is providing a safe and healthy environment not only for the people that rely on our products every day, but for our employees as well,” said Steve Wedge, thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas CFO and Interim CEO. “Earning ISO50001 certification at the Middleton facility is yet another example of thyssenkrupp’s commitment to providing a healthier future for the next generation.”

To meet ISO50001 standards, thyssenkrupp Elevator had to develop an energy policy for more efficient use of energy; identify significant energy users; establish baselines and outline an extension energy improvement program; utilize data to better understand and make decisions about energy; measure the results; review how well the policy works; and continually im prove energy management.

“Being responsible corporate citizens goes well beyond how we approach our products, it’s embedded in everything we do as an organization,” said Brad Nemeth, VP of Sustainability at thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas. “We will continue to vigorously pursue how we can expand our environmental footprint, not just because we have an obligation to our customers and the riding public, but because it’s the right thing to do.”

thyssenkrupp has firmly distinguished itself in the world of elevator sustainability by becoming the first elevator company to retrofit existing elevators to achieve net-zero energy. thyssenkrupp was also the first elevator company to value transparency, publishing an Environmental Product Declaration as well as meeting or exceeding the most stringent industry standards, including Cradle to Cradle, the Living Building Challenge, and LEED.

thyssenkrupp Elevator is also the first and only elevator company with Declare labels as well as Bronze and Platinum Cradle to Cradle Material Health Certificates. On top of that, thyssenkrupp Elevator also discloses ingredients in its cabs and entrances down to 1,000 ppm per its Health Product Declaration.

In September 2018, thyssenkrupp was awarded the Alliance to Save Energy’s Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency Award in the Built Environment category for MULTI, its rope-less and sideways-moving elevator. thyssenkrupp Elevator was also recognized by BuildingGreen as a Top Product for 2018 for its net-zero energy elevator, material transparency and LEED v4 efforts, certainly the only elevator company to be recognized for both honors.





TK Elevator

With customers in over 100 countries served by more than 50,000 employees, TK Elevator achieved sales of around €9 billion in fiscal year 2022/2023. We ensure high levels of customer service globally from our extensive network of about 1,000 locations. Over the past several decades, TK Elevator has established itself as one of the world’s leading elevator companies and became independent after separation from the thyssenkrupp group in August 2020. The company’s most important business line is the service business proudly provided by around 25,000 service technicians. The product portfolio ranges from standardized elevators for low-rise residential buildings to highly customized solutions for skyscrapers. In addition, it covers escalators, moving walks, passenger boarding bridges and stair and platform lifts. Integrated cloud-based solutions, such as the MAX platform, are delivering enhanced services. With these digital offerings, there are no longer any limits to urban mobility. TKE – move beyond.