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Encyclopedia > Otis Elevator Company
Otis Elevator Company
Type Subsidiary of UTC
Founded 1853 (acquired in 1976)
Headquarters Farmington, Connecticut
Industry Vertical Transport Systems
Products Elevators and Escalators
Employees Approximately 61,000
Website otis.com

The Otis Elevator Company is the world's largest manufacturer of vertical transportation systems, principally elevators and escalators. Founded in Yonkers, New York, USA in 1853 by Elisha Otis, the company pioneered the development of the safety elevator, which used a special mechanism to lock the elevator car in place should the hoisting ropes fail. Otis made skyscrapers possible by providing safe mechanical transport to upper floors. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... United Technologies Corporation (UTC) (NYSE: UTX) is a multinational corporation based in Hartford, Connecticut, USA, and is the 20th largest U.S. manufacturer. ... Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Region Capitol Region Incorporated 1645 Government  - Type Council-manager  - Town manager Kathleen Eagen  - Council chairman Michael Clark Area  - City 74. ... For other uses, see Elevator (disambiguation). ... Escalators at Canary Wharf, London. ... This article is about work. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... For other uses, see Elevator (disambiguation). ... Escalators at Canary Wharf, London. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the state. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Skyscraper (disambiguation). ...


Otis has installed elevators in some of the world's famous structures, including the Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, World Trade Center, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Petronas Twin Towers, CN Tower and the Skylon Tower The Eiffel Tower (French: , ) is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the River Seine in Paris. ... The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in New York City, New York on the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. ... For other uses, see World Trade Center (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Disney ride. ... The Petronas Twin Towers (also known as the Petronas Towers or Twin Towers), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, were the worlds tallest towers from 1998 to 2004, if measured from the level of the main entrance to the structural top. ... This article is about the CN Tower in Toronto. ... The Skylon Tower, in Niagara Falls, Ontario is a building that overlooks the Horseshoe Falls from the Canadian side of the Niagara River. ...


Statistically, Otis is the world's most popular transportation company[1]. It is estimated that the equivalent of the world's population travel in Otis elevators, escalators and moving walkways every three days. According to United Technologies, Otis elevators carry the equivalent of the world's population every nine days.[2] Escalators at Canary Wharf, London. ... A moving walkway, moving sidewalk (in the US), moving pavement (elsewhere), walkalator, travelator (colloquial name, not to be confused with Trav-O-Lator, a type of moving walkway distributed exclusively by United Technologies Otis Elevator Company), or moveator is a slow conveyor belt that transports people horizontally or on an...


Otis was acquired by United Technologies in 1976 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary. The company has over 60,000 employees, with 2004 revenue of US$9.0 billion. The company headquarters are located in Farmington, Connecticut. United Technologies Corporation (UTC) (NYSE: UTX) is a major multinational corporation based in Hartford, Connecticut. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Region Capitol Region Incorporated 1645 Government  - Type Council-manager  - Town manager Kathleen Eagen  - Council chairman Michael Clark Area  - City 74. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ...


Otis has also dabbled in horizontal automated people-mover "shuttle" systems. In 1996, Otis formed a joint venture called Poma-Otis Transportation Systems with the French company Pomagalski to promote these products. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Poma are a leading cable transportation (aerial lift) company and have supplied more than 7,500 installations in 69 countries on all 5 continents. ...


Otis Elevator Company purchased Express Evans Lifts in the UK. Evans Lifts was the oldest and largest manufacturer of lift equipment in the UK and was based in Leicester, England before being acquired by Express Lifts of Northampton, to be known as Express Evans Lifts. Otis' Customer Care Centre is still based in the old Express Evans Lifts building in Leicester. The building has since been extended by Otis. Leicester city centre, looking towards the Clock Tower Leicester (pronounced ) is the largest city and unitary authority in the English East Midlands. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Northampton is a large market town and a local government district in the English East Midlands region. ...


There are still some installations of Evans Lifts being used today. Notably, an original Evans Lift is still in the Silver Arcade in Leicester. It formerly transported people to the upper floors, but the upper floors are no longer occupied so the lift is no longer used.

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Gen2 Elevator

Otis entered the machine-room-less market with the introduction of the Gen2 elevator system. Otis designed a new technology system that employs flat polyurethane-coated steel belts that replace the heavy, woven steel cables which have remained the industry standard since the late 1800s. The belts are approximately 0.1 inch (3 mm) thick and allow for a smaller sheave than conventional elevators. Together with a redesigned machine, this allows the machine to be mounted within the hoistway itself.


The Gen2 Elevator is Otis's machine-room-less competitor to the KONE Monospace, Schindler 400A, and ThyssenKrupp ISIS elevators. Kone Corporation, founded in 1910 and headquartered at Espoo, Finland, is an international engineering and service company employing about 30,000 people. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... ThyssenKrupp AG (ISIN: DE0007500001) is a very large German industrial conglomerate, with about 188,000 employees. ...


Factory locations

Otis had a large factory in Harrison, New Jersey, USA. This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Břeclav ( German Lundenburg) is a town in the Czech Republic, southeast of Brno. ... Gien is a commune of the Loiret département, in France. ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ... Nogales is a Spanish word meaning walnut trees. As a geographical name, it is shared by several places: Mexico Nogales, Chihuahua Nogales, Durango Nogales, Sonora Nogales, Tamaulipas Nogales, Veracruz Spain Nogales, Badajoz province, Extremadura United States Nogales, Arizona This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other... Shibayama (芝山町; -machi) is a town located in Sanbu District, Chiba, Japan. ... Guangzhou is the capital and the sub-provincial city of Guangdong Province in the southern part of the Peoples Republic of China. ...   (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Postal map spelling: Tientsin) is one of the four municipalities of China. ... Nickname: The Automobile Capital Coordinates:  - Mayor William Dib (PSB) Area    - City 407. ... For other uses, see Bangalore (disambiguation). ... The Mexican state of Puebla is located in the center of the country, to the east of Mexico City. ... , Kirkby (pronounced - the second k is silent) is a new town in the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley, Merseyside, England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Harrison is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... “NJ” redirects here. ...


They also manufactured hydraulic elevators under the "Esco" name in Fort Worth until the early 1990's. Nickname: Motto: Where the West Begins Location of Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Tarrant and Denton Government  - Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Area  - City  298. ...


Trivia

  • The Otis Elevator Company was featured in an episode of How Do They Do It?.
  • An episode in the second season of the TV series Prison Break is named after the Otis Elevator Company.
  • There is an Otis Elevator Company testing site in Bristol, Connecticut. Many find the sight of a tall skyscraper in this desolate area to be startling.

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... How Do They Do It? is a television program co-produced in Canada and the United Kingdom. ... Otis is the twenty-fourth episode of television series Prison Break; it is the second episode of the second season. ... This article is about a television series. ...

See also

For the first 64 years of its existence, the Catskill Mountain House was accessible only by a long stage coach from Catskill Landing on the Hudson. ... ThyssenKrupp AG (ISIN: DE0007500001) is a very large German industrial conglomerate, with about 188,000 employees. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Kone Corporation, founded in 1910 and headquartered at Espoo, Finland, is an international engineering and service company employing about 30,000 people. ...

External links

  • Official website
  • Otis website referencing the name Waygood-Otis Ltd previously used in the UK
  • Poma-Otis official website

References

  1. ^ [1], UTC Fact Sheet
  2. ^ [2], Otis Marks 150th Anniversary of the Modern Elevator April 1, 2003.

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otis elevator company - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com (164 words)
Founded in Yonkers, New York in the United States in 1853 by Elisha Otis, the company pioneered the development of the safety elevator, which used a special mechanism to lock the elevator car in place should the hoisting ropes fail.
Otis has been responsible for installing the elevators in some of the world's most famous tall structures including the Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building and World Trade Center.
Otis was acquired by United Technologies in 1975, and now functions as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
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