Elevator Contractor, Vertical Transportation
519 8th Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Contact: Conor Peal
When was your firm founded?
thyssenkrupp is the result of a merger of two German steel companies: Thyssen AG, founded in 1891, and Krupp, founded in 1811. The two companies combined their expertise and experience in the steel industry in order to offer a wider range of products for the automotive, elevator, escalator, material trading and industrial services industries.
Where is your firm based?
thyssenkrupp Elevator’s parent company, thyssenKrupp AG is headquartered in Essen, Germany. We are a global company with presence in nearly 80 countries.
How big is your firm?
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Is the company a family-owned business?
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What have been some of the firm’s major accomplishments; major projects?
Elevators & Escalators at One World Trade Center. Project included the new installation of twelve (12) escalators and seventy-one (71) elevators, including the fastest in the Americas.
Where does Your firm operate-just NY or other areas?
We operate worldwide and have over (100) branch offices in the United States. Within the NYC metro area, we have branch offices in Manhattan, Long Island, Westchester, CT, and NJ.
What have been some of the unique traits of the firm?
We are customer-focused. We develop innovative products and services which add value, create sustainable infrastructures and promote efficient use of resources.
How has your firm been involved in the construction industry? (Associations, etc.)
We are members of BOMA, many AIA chapters nationwide, and as well as the New York Building Congress locally. We also work closely with the NYC DOB on various committees including the DOB Elevator Code Committee and the DOB Accessibility Committee.
What are some challenges the firm has overcome?
Securing elevator awards for high rise buildings was a challenge prior to 1980, but since then thyssenkrupp has completed some of the most prestigious buildings in the NYC metro area. Our ability to work well with our installers and other subcontractors had been a challenge in the past, but because of our increase in volume and experience, we are able to take on some of the most challenging engineered projects in the area such as the Hudson Yards complex.
What does the firm think it’s legacy has been for the NY construction industry?
That we are thought of in the industry as a fair, honest, and responsible company that takes corporate compliance and safety matters very seriously.
Why did you join the Subcontractors Trade Association?
To improve and enhance thyssenkrupp Elevator’s position in the market. We believe this membership will provide the opportunity to network including the added benefit of hearing about upcoming projects.