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ThyssenKrupp honored with ‘2016 Project of the Year’ award by Elevator World

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5 Nov 2016

ThyssenKrupp has been presented with the “2016 Project of the Year” award by Elevator World, for its innovative Iwalk moving walks installed at Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah, Saudi Arabia.

ThyssenKrupp honored with ‘2016 Project of the Year’ award by Elevator World

Iwalk establishes a new benchmark in the industry by revolutionizing the way moving walks are devised, manufactured and installed. The new concept reduces installation space to a minimum without compromising capabilities. It offers greater comfort and more safety for users and helps ease planning, integration and operation for architects, general contractors and the final operator at the same time.

Apart from the 22 award-wining Iwalk units, ThyssenKrupp has also supplied and installed 36 elevators, 28 escalators, 6 inclined moving walks and 1 outdoor moving walk.

Saher Cherif, General Manager of ThyssenKrupp Saudi Arabia, said “Our mobility solutions are already present in several important regional airports, such as Dubai, Doha, Riyadh and Cairo. We are proud to have our innovative products highly recognized by industry experts and project stakeholders alike.”

The Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah is one of Saudi Arabia’s busiest, especially during the Hajj and Umrah seasons when millions of pilgrims converge to Madinah and Makkah, the two holiest cities in Islam.

The “Project of the Year” awards are organized by Elevator World, the leading publisher for the International Building Transportation Industry. All projects are judged by an impartial panel of experienced industry professionals and experts on several factors, such as: innovation, originality and creativity, challenges overcome, installation methods and techniques, the use of advanced technology, and overall quality of presentation.

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