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Hitachi Elevator builds one of world’s tallest test towers

TOKYO, January 19, 2020

Hitachi Elevator (China), a manufacturer of elevators and escalators, has completed the construction of the H1 Tower, one of the world's tallest elevator test towers, in its facility in Guangzhou, China.

The H1 Tower, whose purpose is researching and developing elevators and demonstrating relevant leading-edge technologies, is a facility that functions as a global base for Hitachi's elevator and escalator business.

The building is 288.8 m in overall height, including a tower of 273.8 m above ground and a basement that reaches 15 m below ground, and features one of the world's tallest elevator test towers.

The tower, equipped with 15 test shafts, the total length of which exceeds 2.2 km including a shaft over 250 m long, has the capability to develop and test a variety of technologies and products such as ultra-high-speed elevators, high-capacity elevators, double-deck elevators and operation control system. Hitachi and Hitachi Elevator (China) seek to develop innovative technologies and products by leveraging the research and development conducted at the H1 Tower.

In April 2010, Hitachi constructed the G1Tower, the world's tallest elevator research tower (at the time) reaching 213.5 m above ground in Japan, to respond to the growing demand for high-speed, high-capacity elevators in the global elevator and escalator market. In September 2019, an elevator with a speed of 1,260 m/min, which was developed and tested at the G1Tower and delivered to Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, a skyscraper complex building in Guangzhou, China, received a Guinness World Records title as the world's fastest elevator..

The newly completed H1 Tower will play an important role in collaboration with the G1Tower in facilitating Hitachi's global elevator and escalator development strategy, and address a range of market needs in China and globally.

Moving forward, Hitachi will continue to utilise cutting-edge digital technology broadly to develop products and services and globally provide safe, secure and comfortable elevators and escalators as well as services that help resolve customers' various issues in urban spaces to contribute to the realisation of a sustainable society. – TradeArabia News Service


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