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Lifts, Escalators and Passenger Conveyors

Supplier explores Gautrain opportunities

29th September 2006 Among the multi-disciplinary components of any mass transit system, escalators are a key component and the Gautrain is no exception. 

New elevator takes belting technology to the next level

By: warren robertson     30th September 2005 Vertical lifting technology has recently begun to move away from steel rope as the means to lift the elevator car. 

Accessibility drive to boost this local elevator company

By: warren robertson     30th September 2005 Despite the fact that the past twelve months have been relatively difficult, directors at ThyssenKrupp Elevator remain extremely optimistic about the company’s future. 

Innovative technology frees up more lift space

By: warren robertson     30th September 2005 The constant drive to get larger elevators into less space has led to the introduction by a Morninghill company of a new unusual concept in lifts. 

Company gives Africa a well-deserved lift

By: warren robertson     30th September 2005 Africa generally is a neglected market when it comes to the elevator and escalator industry. 

Lift safety incidents have trebled over 30 years in SA

By: peter cromberge     1st October 2004 Outdated lifts still in service will pose an ever-increasing threat to lift passenger safety unless carefully monitored and maintained. 

Lift inspection becomes a stand-alone inspection category

By: peter cromberge     1st October 2004 The council continues to adopt and adapt measures to improve safety. 

Lift market stuck between floors

By: peter cromberge     1st October 2004 The South African lift and elevator industry is stuck between floors in a stagnant market. 

Second national lift conference held

By: peter cromberge     1st October 2004 There will be a conference on lifts, escalators and passenger conveyors at Caesars Palace in Johannesburg on September 30 and October 1, 2004. 

Tight squeeze for lift industry competitors

By: peter cromberge     1st October 2004 The South African lift market is likely to come under increasing pressure from an ageing installed base and a relatively small new installation market, despite new building activity. 

Braamfontein building to overhaul lifts

30th June 2004 Elevator company Schindler Lifts South Africa has secured a new order for the refurbishment of lifts in the Liberty Life head office (Libridge) in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. 

Schindler awarded R42m government tender

18th May 2004 Lift manufacturer Schindler Lifts has secured what is believed to be the largest single lift refurbishment tender in South Africa to date. 

Josef Kleiner, Condra Cranes

23rd April 2004 Full name: Josef Kleiner Position: Managing director since 1966 Main activity of the company: Manufacture of cranes and crane components Date and place of birth: January 1, 1931 – Spornhau, Germany Education: Matriculation (night school) 1954; Diploma in Engineering (Fachhochschule M 

Transport firm to be ‘lifted’ by BEE deal

16th April 2004 The acquisition of 30% of lifting and transport services company BD Sarens by empowered company Bowman Trading will pave the way for the growth of the logistics company into a fully integrated service provider across the sectors. 

Terry Hime, Schindler Lifts SA

9th April 2004 Full name: Terence Leonard Hime Position: MD of Schindler Lifts SA (including sub-Saharan Africa), 1993 Main activity of the company: Elevator and escalator new installations, modernisations and service support throughout sub-Saharan Africa, including Schindler Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique,... 

Exports to lift crane-factory investment

By: candice haase     9th April 2004 Export growth predicted for this year warranted the commissioning of an additional 250 m2 of floor-space at Condra Crane’s factory in Germiston in January. 

16 new lifts for the public broadcaster

By: zeena isaacs     3rd October 2003 South Africa’s second largest lift company, Schindler Lifts, has been awarded a R14-million contract to supply 16 new Miconic 10 lifts to replace existing units at SABC’s television tower block and television centre. 

Country’s number three fills its contract bag

By: zeena isaacs     3rd October 2003 Third largest elevator company in South Africa, Kone Elevator, has been awarded several large contracts this year, including the Michelangelo Towers, in Sandton, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) building, in Pretoria, the Island Club and Site C1 in Cape Town. 

Not yet the top floor

By: zeena isaacs     3rd October 2003 The South African elevator industry has experienced forces of change in the past year, which included a lack of growth in the lift and escalator market and increased initiatives relating to the unfolding of black economic empowerment imperatives. 

Airport contract is nearing completion

By: zeena isaacs     3rd October 2003 Machine relocation and installation company Vanguard, which is reported to have installed the vast majority of escalators in Johannesburg and about 90% of escalators in South Africa, is nearing completion of its largest contract at the Johannesburg International Airport. 

Property company sells its interests in lift and escalator division

3rd October 2003 In January this year ApexHi Properties sold its interests in Domayne Engineering Services’ (DES’) lift and escalator division to Otis for R11-million. 

Lifts company in big repositioning move

19th September 2003 Lifts and elevators company Schindler Holdings said yesterday that it was confident of reaping the benefits of its strategic repositioning project R03 and that the South African operation would be no exception. 

Lift company makes BEE progress

12th May 2003 Lift company Schindler South Africa said it has made considerable progress on the black economic empowerment (BEE) front, with the Khuphuka Schindler Joint Venture, which is handling lift installation work at the Pretoria Academic Hospital. 

Safety taking a back seat, says firm

By: vanessa vasques     4th October 2002 The fact that competition between elevator companies in South Africa is so tight has lead to a decrease in the safety standards of local lift maintenance. 

Growing company secures several contracts

By: vanessa vasques     4th October 2002 Many people may think the latest technology in lifts is one minus a machine room, but Kone MD Alan Underwood says the company had developed the technology more than three years ago and is the leader in the design and manufacturing of such elevators. 

New lift launched in South Africa

By: vanessa vasques     4th October 2002 The world-wide trend in the manufacturing and installation of lifts without machine rooms continues in South Africa with the launch in July of the Eurolift by one of the largest elevator company’s in the world, Schindler Lifts. 

Challenging market showing lack of consistent growth

By: vanessa vasques     4th October 2002 Two of the notable changes to have occurred in the challenging lift and escalator market in South Africa in recent years has been the lack of consistent growth in general, and the introduction of economic empowerment and affirmative action initiatives from both the manufacturing companies and... 

Specialist company offering a test and repair facility to the industry

20th September 2002 Preventable accidents in the workplace have brought to the fore the importance of personal safety and the necessity for regular maintenance and repair of lifting and pulling equipment, says Bellambie Mining & Industrial director George McMaster. 

Escalator, walkways contract extended

28th June 2002 The contract for the new escalators and passenger walkways at Johannesburg International Airport (JIA) was secured by Schindler Lifts South Africa. 

South African firm secures orders from Canadian mines

By: candice haase     3rd May 2002 South African-based hydraulics company Horne Hydraulics received orders totalling R2,2-million from two Canadian mines at the end of March and technical sales manager Steve Hill is investigating other potential international orders for its Levelok product. 

Computer-controlled hydraulic lifting system

3rd May 2002 With the innovative Enerpac synchronous lifting system from Enerpac International, launching, lifting or building a bridge can be carried out with a high degree of accuracy. 

Lift-off for R12m aerial platform contract

By: vanessa vasques     19th April 2002 The importance of good value over lower prices has meant that between September last year and February this year City Power, which is responsible for distribution of electricity throughout greater Johannesburg, has through Superfleet, Johannesburg’s appointed fleet manager, contracted Smith... 

Lifts firm secures airport orders

12th October 2001 Local indoor transport manufacturer Schindler Lifts South Africa has secured significant orders from the Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) for new escalators and passenger walkways at the Johannesburg International Airport. 

Firm secures maintenance order

12th October 2001 In clinching the contract to supply three lifts and four escalators to Greenacres shopping complex in Port Elizabeth, Otis SA has won Liberty Life Property Management as a significant project. 

Airport contracts abound

By: Deborah Spicer     12th October 2001 The second-largest manufacturer of passenger-loading bridges in the world and the third-largest manufacturer of lifts and escalators in the world is excited by the large number of local airport contracts that are on tender or soon will be on tender. 

Web gives firm's sales a lift

By: Deborah Spicer     12th October 2001 Lift control panel and funicular manufacturer Racklift International is finding that its Web presence is an effective marketing tool. 

Lift quality slash blamed on bad maintenance

By: Deborah Spicer     12th October 2001 Lift manufacturers’ efforts to ensure that buildings’ transport needs are adequately catered for are being hampered by the trend towards the outsourcing of building maintenance. 

Lift inspectors given ownership

By: Deborah Spicer     12th October 2001 Travelling in a South African lift will become safer in future with lift inspectors registered by the Engineering Council of South Africa in a specified category in its own right under the Engineering Profession Act of last year. 

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