Otis Elevator Company is the largest elevator company in the world, Asia and China. For more than 150 years since Mr. Elisha Otis invented the world’s first safe elevator, Otis has been the industry leader with its innovative technology and services. Otis products and services cover various kinds of transportation systems like elevators, escalators, and moving sidewalks. At present, Otis is operating in more than 200 countries and regions. More than 1.9 million Otis elevators and 130,000 escalators worldwide move the equivalent of the world’s population every five days. Meanwhile, about 1.5 million elevators and escalators serviced by Otis in the world.
More than one century ago, Otis installed Chinas first elevator in Shanghai. At present, Otis Elevator (China) Investment Co., Ltd., the holding company, has eight joint ventures in Tianjin, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Xian, Suzhou and Chengdu, manufacturing and selling products in three brands: OTIS, Xizi OTIS and Express. Among the six production bases in Tianjin, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Xi’an and Chengdu, Guangzhou Factory, Tianjin Factory and Hangzhou Factory were awarded ACE Silver (Achieving Competitive Excellence) by United Technologies, Otis parent company, a recognition for China’s world-class manufacturing capability.
At present, Otis is the largest elevator and escalator manufacturer and service provider in China, with a network covering more than 100 cities in the country.
As the leading company in China elevator industry, Otis China always provides to its customers with complete sets of quality products and excellent services with world-class manufacturing and technological capabilities. Meanwhile, it keeps developing innovative products that meet customers’ demand and providing perfect solutions for the major constructions across China. Otis key projects in China include Shanghai World Financial Center, the world’s tallest building, Beijing Fortune Plaza, Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Tianjin TV Tower, Guangzhou Metro, Shenzhou Launching Tower, the Three Gorges Project on the Yangtze River, the first escalator system in the underground passage of Xian Business Center and Carrefour Supermarkets etc.
To provide the customers in China and even Asian market with quicker and better access to Otis new technology and service, Otis sets up Engineering R & D Center in Tianjin and Guangzhou, responsible for the development, research and translation of Otis global technology to meet the local market need. In 2003, Otis Engineering Center (Shanghai) was established in Shanghai and now it is one of the eight engineering centers of Otis worldwide. Otis commits itself to offering personalized solutions to different customers with products in superior safety, reliability and beauty.
In 2006, Otis GeN2 environmental protection machine-roomless Elevator has also won the "Green Product Award" by State Environmental Protection Administration of China and "2005 China Top 10 Architectural Science and Technology Achievements Award".
Otis China also actively takes part in social charity activities, including public safety knowledge education, Otis Special Olympics Volunteer Program and charity donations etc. In addition, Otis wins recognition from the government and the community in major cities across China. It is awarded the honor of "Ten Most Praised Foreign-Invested Enterprises in China", "Enterprise with Guaranteed Product Quality and After-Sale Service", "Golden Award for Customer Satisfaction” and “National Award of Customers Satisfaction” etc. Otis brands have also been certified by China Quality Inspection Association and China Consumer Association for many consecutive years.
Otis Elevator Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the United Technologies Corporation (UTC). UTC ranks the 126th in Fortune 500 in 2006, and the 43rd in Fortune Largest U.S Corporations in 2006. UTC is also awarded The Most Admired Aerospace Company in 2006 for the 6th consecutive year by Fortune. It ranks the 20th largest U.S manufacturer in Industry Week in 2005, and was ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the seven Best-Managed Companies in America. UTC has been selected for the second consecutive year as the Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in 2005. UTC generated US$42.7 billion in revenues in 2005, with total asset of more than US$40 billion. It has more than 2,000 affiliates in over 180 countries, and 220,000 employees worldwide. As a subsidiary of UTC, Otis Elevator Company has great advantages and abundant recourses in engineering, product testing, purchase, marketing, and information systems.