has received a contract to modernize the elevators in the headquarters of the
National Bank of Egypt in Cairo. The distinctive building consisting of two
37-story towers will be fitted with 20 high-speed elevators equipped with the
latest destination selection control systems.
The project is part of an extensive facelift for the headquarters of the historical
Egyptian bank and will allow the building's overall height of 135 meters to
be negotiated much more quickly and comfortably in the future. Traveling at
four meters per second the new elevators will be among the fastest in Egypt.
Waiting times will be slashed by means of a destination selection control (DSC)
system. Passengers select their destination on a screen before entering the
cab and the system directs them to the fastest elevator. As a result the elevator
group operates more efficiently and saves energy.
ThyssenKrupp Elevator has had a subsidiary in Egypt for almost ten years, serving
hotels, hospitals, office buildings and public transit systems. Major customers
include the new terminal at Cairo International Airport and Sharm El Sheikh
International Airport. Both use the full range of passenger transportation systems
offered by the company elevators, escalators, moving walks and passenger
boarding bridges. In Cairo, ThyssenKrupp Elevator Egypt services the 156 escalators
and 54 elevators of the city's metro system.