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Schindler UAE seeks to elevate urban mobility across the GCC

by Partner content on May 25, 2018

Schindler is a 61,000-strong multi-national heavyweight.
Schindler is a 61,000-strong multi-national heavyweight.

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Schindler UAE represents the Emirati interests of the 61,000 personnel-strong Schindler Group, a Swiss conglomerate established in 1874, specialising in elevator, escalator, and urban mobility systems.

With the collective strength of this multinational behind it, Schindler UAE has heavily invested in the UAE, establishing several offices, and a fully-fledged technical training centre to develop the engineering talent within the local market.

With these strong roots in place, Schindler UAE is poised to capture the dynamic opportunities across the region with smart urban mobility solutions.

“The aim of digitisation in general across all markets is well known; digital solutions to ‘analogue’ problems with the underlying goal of making our lives quicker, faster, and better,” says Hugo M Ramos, Managing Director of Schindler UAE.

“Schindler is leading the way in the field of digitisation of people flow, which is particularly relevant in the UAE and the wider GCC region. With the continuing urbanisation of the UAE population, the market demands development of advanced solutions to urban mobility issues.

“Schindler is already meeting these demands, helping to address the people flow problems such as rising passenger volumes, machine inefficiency, and power consumption,” Ramos explains.

Front and centre of this strategy is the company’s destination-dispatch technology.  PORT – The Personal Occupant Requirement Terminal – is a sophisticated personal transit management system.

It helps to plan and execute a journey within a building, and is effectively a computer system that calculates, and executes the quickest, most efficient possible journey route within a building. 

“PORT revolutionises the science of optimising traffic flow through a building, while offering a personalised service and access control,” Ramos says.