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Otis Germany and the Max Bögl group have entered a strategic agreement. With this cooperation, the world's leading elevator and escalator manufacturer and the German construction industry company are establishing a new business model that will enable customers to obtain elevator modules in high-quality serial production from a single source and turn the 'Living Modular' concept into reality. Otis will supply elevator components with state-of-the-art technology, which will be assembled directly at the Max Bögl plant by Otis. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
As part of Max Bögl's modular residential construction system “maxmodul,” Otis elevators, as well as residential modules, have a modular design and are serially produced with a high degree of prefabrication. These innovative all-inclusive systems, consisting of a prefabricated elevator shaft and pre-assembled Otis Gen2® Life elevator technology, address target groups such as construction companies, property developers, architects and planners and offer decisive advantages such as a reduction of manufacturing costs, fast delivery, direct procurement from the manufacturer and distributor as well as a central point of contact from the design stage all the way to the rapid commissioning on the construction site.
"We are very much looking forward to the future-oriented strategic cooperation with the Max Bögl Group. Modular construction systems with pre-assembled elevator technology combined with a sales partnership are a real novelty in the market. We are convinced that this cooperation will not only create advantages for our customers, but also give us competitive advantages," says Andreas Gruß, Managing Director Sales, Otis Germany.
"As the world's leading elevator and escalator company, Otis moves more than two billion people every day. This makes us an important player for mobility. As part of this cooperation, we are committed to the continuous development, innovation and application of digital technologies", commented Udo Hoffmann, Managing Director, Otis Germany.
With its own developments in the fields of renewable energies, urbanization, mobility and infrastructure, Max Bögl realizes solutions for the megatrends of the globalized world. The alliance with Otis creates synergies from which the customers and partners of both companies will greatly benefit.
"The cooperation with Otis fits perfectly within our product strategy. It allows for the application of our combined expertise and ensures an optimal integration of the varying technologies. The innovative strength of both companies creates unique synergy. We look forward to the future cooperation", says Stefan Bögl, CEO of Max Bögl.
Otis is the world’s leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Founded more than 165 years ago by the inventor of the safety elevator, Otis offers products and services through its companies in approximately 200 countries and territories. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs. For more information, visit www.otis.com or follow Otis on LinkedIn, YouTube and as @OtisElevatorCo on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.