CFAO Maintains Elevator Business Lead

6/29/2011 9:00:27 AM

The automobile and office equipment firm maintains pole position in elevator business in Ghana.

With the increasing trend of constructing high-rise buildings globally in recent times, CFAO in partnership with OTIS have been engaged in technological innovations to meet the Elevator and Escalator needs of modern tall buildings.

Mr. Alexis Madrange, Managing Director of CFAO Equipment Ghana Ltd., disclosed this at a one-day seminar for the company’s senior staff, consultants, architects and contractors in Accra.

The objective of the seminar was to sensitise stakeholders on the continued modernisation of CFAO/OTIS products in the emerging complicated and very tall buildings, and how best to move people safely in these buildings by way of Elevators and Escalators. Mr. Madrange said the core objective of the company is to build and improve the technical services level of staff all the time.

CFAO/OTIS has collaborated in the industry for the past fifty years, and that has made it a leading name in the elevator and escalator industry. The Director of OTIS responsible for Africa and overseas Territories, Mr. Henri Villoroy, said since 1854 with the invention of a safety device to replace cable which was unreliable, the first Automatic Safety elevator was installed in a 141-foot high building in New York in USA. He said the world’s tallest building in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, rising to 1,600 feet had its Elevators installed by OTIS. It now has 2.3million Elevators worldwide with 110 Elevators installed every year -- accruing revenue of US$52.9billion and employing about 206,700 people.

Mr. Villoroy explained that modernisation of Elevators and availability of Regen-driven and other new developments are ongoing by CFAO/OTIS to meet the sophisticated and diverse modern building designs. Accra, he said, is now a base with requisite technical expertise to handle any installation of CFAO/OTIS Elevators and Escalators, bearing in mind improving efficiency and also environmental safety.

Source: Business and Financial Times 

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