World Steel King: ThyssenKrupp Group
ThyssenKrupp AG was formed by the merger of Thyssen Ag and Krupp Ag in March 1999.
Thyssen Ag and Krupp Ag were founded in the early 20th century. They have made outstanding contributions to the European steel industry and machine manufacturing industry and are the epitome of German heavy industry.
ThyssenKrupp Elevator Group, a subsidiary of the group, is one of the three largest elevator and escalator manufacturers in the world. ThyssenKrupp Elevator has a total sales volume of 5.7 billion euros in the fiscal year 2011 / 2012, customers in 150 countries around the world, more than 47000 employees, and business operations all over the world. ThyssenKrupp Elevator Company has developed a new type of "multi elevator" which can run horizontally and vertically.
On May 10, 2019, the European Commission rejected the plan of ThyssenKrupp and Tata Steel of India to merge their European steel business. Due to the failure of the merger plan, ThyssenKrupp abandoned the plan to split the company into two and instead split the elevator business for listing.
In 2020, Thyssen Krupp Elevator was acquired by a consortium formed by two private equity funds, and changed its name to "Thyssen Krupp Elevator" from March the following year, leaving ThyssenKrupp Group.
ThyssenKrupp Elevator changed its name to "TK Elevator" and launched a new LOGO
On February 27, 2020, ThyssenKrupp Group sold its elevator business as a whole at a price of 17.2 billion euros. ThyssenKrupp Elevator (TK Elevator, referred to as TK Elevator) released a new brand image and changed its name to TK Elevator to cooperate with the equity transfer.
The brand image upgrade is only the elevator brand after the change of ownership. ThyssenKrupp Group will still use the blue Thyssen arc and Krupp circle logo updated in 2015. The new "TK Elevator (TKE)" will be an independent global company, and the TK in the name will also be the link between the new company and "ThyssenKrupp".
TKE's new LOGO is designed with the letters "TKE", and the color is chosen with warm colors full of warmth and vitality. The negative space connected by "T" and "K" has the concept of an elevator. The negative space of "K" and "E" forms a leftward arrow. It represents the movement, enthusiasm and speed of TKE. Reflects its commitment to change people's lives through groundbreaking mobile solutions.
Multi, the world's first cableless elevator, allows multiple cars to run vertically and horizontally in the same hoistway.
This elevator overturns the elevator design for more than 160 years, removes the steel wire rope (steel belt) pulling the car, adopts the linear motor technology used by the maglev train, is equipped with the multi-level braking system, and transmits induced electric energy to the car through the shaft. There is no steel wire rope (steel belt) to enable the car to move laterally in the building. What's more, this innovative transition system allows two hoistways to be connected horizontally from head to tail, so as to realize a continuous ring. The lift car goes up from one hoistway and down from the other hoistway. In this way, it can not only shorten the waiting time for the elevator and increase the passenger capacity by more than 50% but also reduce the area of the elevator shaft and greatly reduce the weight of the elevator.
In the future, multi will also be incorporated into the energy recovery system to convert the down action energy of the lift car into the electric energy required for the up, so as to create a more sustainable and environmental protection system.