Otis China has recently relocated its manufacturing base to East Asia near Shanghai, taking the opportunity to upgrade its facility in line with Industry 4.0 standards.
The new escalator factory incorporates intelligent manufacturing and advanced automation to produce high-performance escalators and moving walkways. It follows Otis' global quality standards and the latest digital technologies such as 3D modelling, custom engineering and real-time quality management that enhance product quality and operational efficiency.
“The upgraded Otis escalator factory underscores our confidence in the China market," said Otis China president, Perry Zheng. "We are committed to continue meeting the needs of our customers in China, the world's largest elevator market. Otis is proud to continue to lead in the era of Industry 4.0 with smart manufacturing and service breakthroughs."
Built on a legacy of innovation, Otis invented the elevator safety brake in 1852. Today, it has a global maintenance portfolio of more than 2 million elevators and escalators in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
"Otis escalators and moving walkways help define how people experience urban spaces and have been crucial to China's ongoing urbanization," said Chen Kang, president of Otis Elevator (China). "Having always played an important role, Otis will continue to develop intelligent solutions that support customers to enhance passenger experience and maximize their return on investment."