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Viernes, 24 Junio 2011 13:26

PRESS RELEASE, KILKIS, JUNE 24TH 2011

The first elevator testing tower in Greece as well as the fourth largest private one in a European level is inaugurated today in Kilkis by the listed company Kleemann.

The tower offers testing capability for high speed elevators, initially at 6 meters/second. Since these lifts serve skyscrapers up to 100 floors (300 meters high), with this investment the management of Kleemann aims to meet the needs of the large markets of USA, Middle and Far East.

With 18 floors and five testing shafts, the tower is 61 meters high. Its construction began in 2008 and was completed in 2010, while the total investment exceeded 5 million euros.

PRODUCTION IN CHINA

Meanwhile, the creation of a production base in China is under work by the administration of Kleemann, through its subsidiary Hong Kong Elevator Systems Limited. With this investment, amounting to 2 million euros, the group aims to penetrate the broader area of Southeast Asia and Oceania.

The growth prospects of this market are particularly important, as already - because of economic growth and urbanization made – it creates 50% of the global demand.

This decision demonstrates once more the extrovert nature of the company, which exports 60% of its production to more than 60 countries, having subsidiaries in Turkey, Serbia, Romania, England and Hong Kong and sales offices in Germany, Russia and the United Arab Emirates. Moreover, management recently decided to establish a representation office in Poland. At the same time Kleemann is market leader in Greece.

Finally, it should be noted that the globally circulated American magazine Elevator World, which is the most important magazine in the industry, in its latest version of June 2011 ranked Kleemann amongst the seven major manufacturers of elevators in the world.