KONE Acquires San Francisco Company

KONE has announced that it has acquired Empire Elevator Co., Inc., founded in San Francisco in 1978. KONE said Empire's operations and employees will be folded into KONE over the next several months. According to KONE, Empire President Bruce Moore is to play a key role in the newly combined company.

One of the World's Most Unusual Elevators - Skyview (Sweden)

Skyview is a gondola lift built on the south side of the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. The 100-Meter lift consists of two spherical cabins, which gives the visitors an entertaining ride up to the top of the Globe, about 130 meters above sea level.

The project began in 2004 and opened in February 2010. 160,000 people rode during the first year of operation.


Register for a Complimentary Pass to the PCBC Show

Register for a complimentary pass to the PCBC Show June 5-6 in San Diego. Fill out the linked form for a free pass. Download the form here.

One of the World's Most Unusual Elevators - The Falkirk Wheel (Scotland)


One of the World's Most Unusual Elevators - The Falkirk Wheel - Scotland

Survival of the Safest

ThyssenKrupp Access, a significant player in the vertical transportation business, recently announced the termination of their United States operations. The phase-out began in August, and is scheduled to conclude by the end of this year.

Inclinator Co. of California and Otis at Home team up to Exhibit at the 2011 PCBC Show

Join Inclinator Co. of Ca. & Otis at Home at the PCBC show June 22 – 24, 2011 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Ca.  We will be in booth # N-6042.  For complementary passes, call (800) 201-1212 or email

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