HANGZHOU, China, June 13, 2017 — Otis Electric Elevator Co., Ltd. (“Otis Electric”) will provide more than 230 elevators and escalators for Wuhan Metro Lines 11 and 21, bringing the total number of Otis units on the Wuhan network to more than 1,000. Otis Electric is a brand of Otis, the world’s leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Line 11 marks the 11th project for which the Wuhan Metro has selected Otis elevators and escalators. Otis Electric began working with Wuhan Metro in 2004, when Line 1 went into operation, and it has remained a key supplier in the development of the city’s rail network ever since, with Otis elevators and escalators now also used on Lines 2, 3, 4 and 7 as well as the Airport Line, supporting some 2 million daily trips on the network. Wuhan is the capital of central China’s Hubei province.
The new Line 11 is expected to be the longest metro line in Wuhan when it goes into operation in 2018. Line 21, known as the Yangluo Line, will be a 35 km-extension to the city network, connecting Hubei’s main port and the Yangluo Economic Development Zone to support the development of the local economy. It will be Wuhan’s second light rail line, and is expected to open in late 2018.
Otis Electric will also deliver customized service support to the Wuhan Metro. Otis Electric mechanics will be stationed on-site at metro stations to provide around-the-clock service and a higher level of support for an expanded range of maintenance tasks, helping to ensure reliable elevator and escalator operations for metro customers.
“Otis Electric has been a leading supplier in the development of Wuhan’s modern transportation infrastructure for more than a decade. We are honored to be able to play a part in the city’s ongoing growth,” said Lawrence Chui, president, Otis Electric Elevator Co., Ltd. “With superior products and services, Otis Electric is committed to supporting the day-to-day operations and long-term development of Wuhan Metro.”
A leader in the infrastructure segment in China, Otis Electric is a part of many key metro rail networks across China, including Beijing, Changsha, Chengdu, Dalian, Hangzhou, Kunming, Nanjing, Ningbo, Shanghai and Shenzhen.
Otis Electric, a brand of Otis, was introduced to China in January 2016 to succeed the Xizi Otis brand. Otis Electric is supported by manufacturing facilities in Hangzhou and Chongqing, as well as an accredited testing laboratory and over 255 branches and service depots across China. With strong capabilities to deploy advanced technologies in products and services, Otis Electric is dedicated to satisfying customer needs, especially in the residential, commercial and public infrastructure segments.