Going Up? The Elevator as a Service Business

New Thriller Uses Elevator Accidents As Gruesome Plot Device

By Greg ZimmermanELEVATORS When facility management makes its way into popular culture, many FMs understandably hold their breath. Will the author/screenwriter/etc. get obvious buildings-related issue wrong? Will they oversimplify things and make FMs look foolish? Or will they nail it — as many agreed was the case with the blockbuster movie Skyscraper from last summer? A
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The Elevator Market Is Being Cornered

BloombergOpinion Analysis By Chris Bryant | BloombergSeptember 10 at 7:47 AM Ever since humans first rode in an elevator more than a century ago we’ve been afraid of getting stuck in one (or worse). The related requirement that these modern marvels are serviced and upgraded regularly is pretty handy for industry leaders Otis, Kone Oyj, Schindler and Thyssenkrupp
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Kone explores partnership to bid for Thyssenkrupp elevator business: sources

Kone explores partnership to bid for Thyssenkrupp elevator business: sources Christoph Steitz, Edward Taylor, Tom Käckenhoff, Arno Schuetze 4 Min Read FRANKFURT/DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) – Finland’s Kone (KNEBV.HE) is considering teaming up with a private equity partner to bid for Thyssenkrupp’s (TKAG.DE) elevator business, three people familiar with the matter said. Kone has long been
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Thyssenkrupp CEO Prefers Minority Sale for Elevator Unit

By Aaron Kirchfeld, William Wilkes, and Eyk Henning, ‎September‎ ‎6‎, ‎2019‎ ‎1‎:‎02‎ ‎PM‎ ‎PDT Sale of 49% to buyout firm would raise cash, avoid antitrust Rival Kone continues pursuit of 15 billion-euro division Thyssenkrupp AG Chief Executive Officer Guido Kerkhoff has signaled to private equity suitors he prefers selling only a minority stake in its
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Tenants terrified of ‘so-called working elevator’ after deadly accident

By Daniel Cassady and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon August 26, 2019 | 6:12pm Manhattan Promenade tenants say they’re scared to use the “so-called working elevator” after the building’s other elevator malfunctioned, killing 30-year-old Sam Waisbren.Richard Harbus Tenants at the Manhattan building where a man was crushed to death by a malfunctioning elevator Thursday say they are still in the dark about what
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Shocking Elevator Death Drawing Renewed Attention To Safety And Legislation Awaiting Cuomo’s Pen

August 25, 2019 at 11:45 pmFiled Under:elevator accident, Kips Bay, Lisa Rozner, Local TV, Manhattan, NYC Department of Buildings https://cbsloc.al/2MBqCbqNEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The 30-year-old man who died trying to get off a Manhattan elevator on Thursday was laid to rest Sunday in his home state of Wisconsin. The tragedy is bringing renewed attention to elevator safety and raising questions about who gets
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