-- 10-year contract to maintain 105 units including 23 Gen2® elevators with energy-saving ReGen™ drives
FARMINGTON, Connecticut, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Otis France, a unit of Otis Elevator Company and United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced that it has won a 10-year contract to maintain 105 units, including 23 Gen2® elevators with energy-saving ReGen™ drives, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. Otis has been the maintenance provider for the four buildings that comprise the European Parliament in Strasbourg since the main building, Louise Weiss, was completed in 1999.
"Otis has a long history with the Urban Community of Strasbourg and was the original service provider for the Strasbourg Parliament in 1978," said Pierre Dejoux, president, Otis North Europe and Africa Area. "We are pleased to continue our partnership with the official seat of the European Parliament and remain dedicated to delivering the highest standard of service and expertise."
The contract includes maintenance on 23 Gen2® elevators with ReGen™ drives, 43 Otis 2000 H elevators, 13 Otis escalators and 12 elevators that are handicap-accessible. The Gen2® elevator systems featuring ReGen™ drives reduce energy consumption by up to 75 percent compared to conventional systems with non-regenerative drives. In addition, the Gen2® system's flat, coated steel belts and gearless machine do not require any additional lubrication, making the system cleaner for the environment.
"We are honored to be chosen considering the level of excellence required by the customer to ensure superb operation in this legendary place," said Benoit Baron, Otis Strasbourg Branch manager. "This choice emphasizes the commitment of Otis to set the global benchmark for customer service."
About Otis Elevator Company
Otis Elevator Company is the world's largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. With headquarters in Farmington, Connecticut, Otis employs 60,000 people globally, offers products and services in more than 200 countries and territories and maintains over 1.8 million elevators and escalators worldwide. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.
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