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Products and solutions, 2016-05-04, 10:00 AM

thyssenkrupp’s unique TWIN Technology premieres in America: Two elevator cabs operate independently in one shaft

  • thyssenkrupp will install the first TWIN elevator system in the Western Hemisphere at Atlanta’s Technology Square
  • Innovative transportation and service solutions support thyssenkrupp’s goal to make cities the best ever places to live

thyssenkrupp will install the first TWIN elevator system in the Americas in Atlanta. The TWIN elevator system has two cars that operate independently in one shaft. It makes the most efficient use of available space, uses less energy and transports up to 40 percent more passengers than conventional elevators. Each TWIN elevator has its own major mechanical and electrical components and shares the same guide rails and landing doors in a single elevator shaft. This unique technology will be installed in the Atlanta’s Technology Square, a high-performance computing center operated by Georgia Tech. thyssenkrupp’s installation will begin in 2018 and include five TWIN elevators, seven conventional elevators and two escalators within the 25-story project that will contain about 750,000 square-feet of office, retail and data center space.

“TWIN is currently the smartest solution for new projects or existing buildings with increased traffic,” explains Andreas Schierenbeck, CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator. “It requires a smaller footprint than conventional elevators, leaving more leasable space. The unique solution with one-of-its-kind features provides architects with more space and freedom to design.”

In Asia, thyssenkrupp recently sealed the largest order to date in this region for TWIN elevators with AmorePacific, a leading Korean cosmetics corporation. The company will supply 16 TWIN systems for AmorePacific’s new headquarters in Yongsan, Seoul, along with an additional 26 transportation units. The installation of all thyssenkrupp equipment at the headquarters will be completed by August 2017.

Innovations for cities’ needs of today and tomorrow.

thyssenkrupp supports cities and the related infrastructure around the world with innovative solutions meeting the requirements of urbanization, making them the best ever places to live.

“Innovative solutions for transporting people are essential to support cities in maximizing their potential,” Schierenbeck adds. “Our game-changing technologies represent a proud moment in our history of delivering market-leading innovations which best serve current and future mobility needs.”

About us:

thyssenkrupp Elevator

thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 7.2 billion euros in fiscal 2014/2015 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 900 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.


thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods and services businesses. Around 155,000 employees in nearly 80 countries work with passion and technological expertise to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2014/2015 thyssenkrupp generated sales of around €43 billion.

Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for the challenges of the future in the areas Mechanical, Plant and Materials. With our engineering expertise we enable our customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost- and resource-friendly way. For us, technical progress and innovations, allied with the combined strength of the Group, are key factors enabling us to meet current and future customer and market requirements around the world, grow on the markets of the future, and generate strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.

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