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Yes, you read that right. I assert we will need to miniaturize our products’ burden on buildings while having bigger experiences and faster delivery times which requires stronger materials. 

Remember Ironman’s super-cool digital screens inside his ocean-side lair? Well today, thyssenkrupp announced that our service technicians will use HoloLens technology in its elevator service operations worldwide.

There is no getting around it. If your building is two stories or hundreds of feet, you are going to need an elevator. You have to meet the American Disabilities Act codes but what you don’t need is a complicated elevator system to travel just a few feet.

The term “smart city” can be open to interpretation. Here are a few prerequisites established a few years ago.  A smart city uses technologies to be more intelligent and efficient when using resources.

thyssenkrupp is currently putting the finishing touches on the installation of 30 elevators and 2 escalators that will serve 52 floors at River Point, a new office tower located on a prime piece of property overlooking the Chicago River.


One of those year-end lists caught my eye this morning – 9 Hot Chicago Startups That Just Launched this Year.  On the list is a new company called AptAmigo. It’s an online platform for apartment seekers based on reviews from current and former tenants. This one features reviews on the little things that make a big difference, like WiFi quality, how good the shower pressure is and how fast elevators move.

thyssenkrupp has a new look and a new brand. We are now simply thyssenkrupp. We dropped the word, elevator from our name, made some updates to our logo and have a new company colors. But these are only the visible elements of our brand. At its core is our brand promise to focus our efforts on customers and stand behind our new claim- engineering. tomorrow. together.  It’s a promise to help you reach your goals.

Today, ThyssenKrupp Elevator launched MAX, a game-changing predictive and pre-emptive service solution. Utilizing the power of Microsoft Azure Internet of Things (IoT) technology, MAX makes it possible for an elevator to “tell” service technicians its real needs, including real-time identification of repairs, component replacements, and proactive system maintenance.


Meet Safe T Boy and Safe T Girl, the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation's new super-hero characters, who teach children how to ride elevators and escalators safely.  They will serve as the mascots for the organization’s cornerstone safety program, Safe T Rider.  The new campaign includes a video, an activity sheet and will soon offer an activity site designed to make children and parents aware of the safety measures they should take when riding elevators, moving walks and escalators.

While manufacturers may change and upgrade their elevator systems, customers still want someone they trust can work on their elevators.  Our technician’s stay a step ahead thanks to ThyssenKrupp Elevator’s International Technical Services (ITS) which provides unmatched training for more than 1,000 technicians every year.  They use a hands-on learning approach that takes place on one of the company’s more than 60 in-house simulators.