July 15, 2014
-- New Delhi, July 2014: Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation (TELC; headquarters Kawasaki, Japan), a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, today announced the launch of its Engineering Center to provide engineering support in India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Engineering Center will start operations on July 1st.
Construction of high-rise buildings is booming in India and with it the demand for high level technical support. TELC will meet this demand by continue to offer products and services suited to local markets, and by strengthening and expanding its engineering resources. The Center will use TELC's comprehensive portfolio of people-moving technologies to deliver highly responsive support and quality products that meet market needs for safer, more comfortable, high quality elevators and escalators.
The TELC Engineering Center (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of TELC, will provide engineering support in markets in India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. TELC also has a manufacturing base in Penang, Malaysia.
In India, TELC established Toshiba Johnson Elevators (India) Pvt. Ltd in October 2012 as a joint venture with Johnson Lifts Private Limited, a company with over 50 years of history and the No.1 share in India. Toshiba Johnson Elevators will collaborate with new Engineering Center to strengthen growth and expand operation in the Indian lift market.
About Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation (TELC)
TELC is a subsidiary of Japan’s Toshiba Corporation. Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion).
TELC was established by Toshiba in 1967, and is now an important unit of Toshiba’s Community Solution business sector, a widely respected company with a global reach. TELC has completed numerous high profile projects, including installing the world’s fastest elevators in Taiwan’s TAIPEI 101. Certified by Guinness World Records as running at a speed of 1,010m/min, in 2004, today, ten years later they continue to operate smoothly and remain the world record holder.