SHANGHAI, Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As a leading supplier of Shanghai's extensive rail network, Xizi Otis Elevator Co., Ltd. (Xizi Otis) has been selected to support the construction of Shanghai Metro Line 17. Xizi Otis will supply a combined total of 132 escalators and elevators to the project, including 104 XO21NP systems designed for high-traffic public infrastructure, as well as 28 energy-saving Gen2® machine-room-less elevators. Xizi Otis Elevator Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Otis Elevator (China) Investment Company Ltd., which is a part of Otis, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Xizi Otis has supplied close to 400 escalators to metro projects in Shanghai to date, along with associated maintenance services, covering Shanghai Metro Lines 2, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 16. The Xizi Otis escalators that will be used on Line 17 are specially designed for urban public transport. The state-of-the-art systems are equipped with a market-leading powertrain with high loading capacity and more than 30 safety devices to ensure continuous, stable and reliable operation with long product life.
The new Shanghai Metro Line 17 is an important link in the city's metro network. Constructed as part of Shanghai's 12th Five-Year Plan, it will be about 35 km long and is expected to begin operation by 2018.
"Shanghai sets the benchmark for rail transit projects in East China and nationwide," said Alan Cheung, president of Xizi Otis. "Xizi Otis is proud to serve multiple rail projects in the city, and is proud that our products and services have been recognized by the rail authorities and people of Shanghai. As the city develops into a global center of finance, trade, shipping and investment in accordance with the Five-Year Plan, we will continue to provide safe, convenient and reliable transport for commuters and visitors."
Currently, Xizi Otis has supplied nearly 3,000 escalators for metro networks in more than 10 key cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Dalian, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Wuhan, Kunming, Chengdu and Shenzhen. In addition to promoting the construction of China's rail transit network, Xizi Otis has also supplied escalator systems for rail projects worldwide.
About Xizi Otis
Xizi Otis Elevator Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Otis Elevator (China) Investment Company Ltd., which is a part of Otis, a unit of United Technologies Corp. Founded in 1997, Xizi Otis has two manufacturing facilities, in Hangzhou and Chongqing, as well as a testing lab accredited by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China (CNAS) and dozens of branches and hundreds of service and maintenance sites all around China.
Otis is the world's largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Founded more than 160 years ago by the inventor of the safety elevator, Otis offers products and services through its companies in more than 200 countries and territories, and maintains more than 1.9 million elevators and escalators worldwide. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.otis.com.
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