Thyssenkrupp equips five Cairo metro stations with 69 escalators
Installation complete at Haroun el Rashied, Alf Masken, El Shams Club, Heliopolis Square, with 12 to be installed at El Nozha
Frankfurt Stock Exchange- and London Stock Exchange-listed German conglomerate Thyssenkrupp’s mobility solutions providing arm Thyssenkrupp Elevator has delivered 57 escalators to four metro stations in Egypt’s Cairo Metro, including Haroun el Rashied, Alf Masken, El Shams Club, Heliopolis Square, with the company set to also install 12 more at the El Nozha Station.
As part of its scope of work, Thyssenkrupp Elevator will also service and maintain 432 elevators and escalators at these stations.
In total, 40 escalators were installed at the existing Haroun el Rashied, Alf Masken, and El Shams Club stations, and later 17 were installed at Heliopolis Square station, according to the company.
Speaking on its association with Cairo Metro, chief executive officer of Thyssenkrupp Elevator, Peter Walker, said: “Especially in a metropolis like this, an efficient transport system and increased access is crucial for countless people but also many businesses.
“With our mobility solutions, we deliver and secure reliability, comfort, and maximum efficiency for the people of Cairo.”
Since 2004, Thyssenkrupp Elevator has been a subcontractor for the metro, and has installed 116 elevators and 316 escalators in five service buildings, with 36 of the existing 64 stations being maintained by the company’s staff.
In the Middle East, the German firm is servicing nearly 800 units for the Dubai Metro.