Otis Elevator Company, out of Farmington, Connecticut, has won a contract to provide 24 Gen2 elevators and modernize 29 additional elevators at Los Angeles International Airport. The modernization of the elevators is a part of an improvements project to enhance safety, security, and service at one of the world’s busiest airports.
Otis Elevators Company’s president Randy Wilcox said, “Otis is honored to once again be selected to provide our energy efficient products and expertise to Los Angeles International Airport. This project builds on the support we are providing for modernization work at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX. We are committed to providing safe, modern, efficient and reliable transportation for the millions of passengers who travel the airport each year.”
The job will include Otis replacing 24 elevators at LAX with their Gen2 elevators. The Gen2 elevator is Otis’ premier, energy-efficient model. It requires no machine room and can reduce energy consumption by up to 50 percent, in comparison to a conventional system. The Gen2 elevator also reduces the system’s environmental impact, because of its patented polyurethane-coated steel belts, gearless machine, and roller guides that eliminate the need to apply lubrication.
Otis worked on a similar project in 2010, where the elevator company did a major modernization of the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Otis provided 92 elevators, escalators, and moving walkways for the terminal. This project is still in progress but should be finished before the end of 2013.
Otis has been working with many buildings to increase energy efficiency. Otis has worked with many of the world’s most iconic buildings, including New York City’s Empire State Building. They are the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of all people moving elevators. This includes elevators, escalators, and walkways. They offer their products and services to over 200 countries and maintains over 1.8 million elevators and escalators worldwide.
The new LAX project is projected to be completed in 2016. Otis was also contracted to fulfill any maintenance needs for the elevators for the next five year.