New Delhi, September 22, 2016, Huawei announced that it has signed a Global Frame Agreement on Internet of Elevators & Escalators (IoEE) with Schindler Group, a leading global elevator manufacturer. Huawei and Schindler Group will cooperate in the future on the development of smart Internet-of-Things (IoT) components for a seamless connectivity of elevators and escalators.
Huawei and Schindler will establish global partnership to develop a Connected Elevators Solution that is open, flexible, and scalable. The new IoT connectivity solution is an important element of Schindler’s digital platform and will enable Schindler to better monitor, analyze and leverage data generated from its elevators and escalators, and support the unified connection and management of Schindler’s one million elevators around the world.
Huawei and Schindler Group announce global partnership
More than one billion users rely on Schindler’s mobility solutions every day. Timely and efficient management of these assets is critical for safety and customer satisfaction.
“We are proud to extend our digital ecosystem with Huawei as one of the global technology leaders. The cooperation will help us to significantly reduce time-to-market for our new digital offerings”, says Thomas Oetterli, CEO of the Schindler Group.
“Huawei is very pleased to partner with Schindler by providing the innovative technologies and solutions to empower Schindler’s digital transformation to enhance service reliability and customer experience”, says Eric Xu, Rotating CEO of Huawei.
Data analytics firm Lux Research reported that by 2020, the global Industrial IoT (IIoT) will be worth an estimated US$151 billion. The IIoT includes factory machinery and industrial products, with one typical example being the Internet of Elevators & Escalators (IoEE). IoT technology transmits operational data from the elevators in real-time to enable elevator data simulation, achieving preventive maintenance through and cloud-based big data analysis. Elevator safety will be significantly enhanced, while the operational cost of the elevators can be largely reduced.
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.
Founded in Switzerland in 1874, the Schindler Group is a leading global provider of elevators,
escalators and related services. Schindler mobility solutions move more than one billion people every day all over the world. Behind the company's success are over 57,000 employees in more than 100 countries.