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Elevators, Escalators

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  • 1924

    Manufacturing of lifts at our Kameido plant (Japan)

  • 1932

    Installation of our first elevator (Japan)

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  • 1933

    Installation of our first passenger elevator (Japan)

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  • 1935

    Installation of our first gearless elevator (Japan)

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  • 1937

    Installation of our first escalator (Japan)

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  • 1956

    Installation of our first transparent escalator (Japan)

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  • 1956

    Hitachi Building Services Co., Ltd. Founded in Japan(currently known as Hitachi Building Systems Co., Ltd.)

  • 1958

    Installation of direct-current gearless elevator with instant-reservation-type fully-automatic group control system (Japan)

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  • 1961

    Installation of our first moving sidewalk (Japan)

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  • 1966

    Founding of Hitachi Elevator Engineering Co., (Hong Kong) Ltd.

  • 1967

    Completion of a 90m-tall elevator research tower (Japan)

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  • 1968

    Installation of our elevators, with Japan’s fastest speed at the time of 300m/min, in Japan’s first skyscraper (Kasumigaseki Building, Japan)

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  • 1970

    Installation of a double-deck hydraulic elevator with a capacity of 260 passengers at Japan World Exposition, Osaka 1970 (Japan)

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  • 1972

    Completion of the world’s first instant-reservation-type fully-automatic group control elevator, which reserved and indicated the elevator immediately after it was called for at the Hall floor (Japan)

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  • 1972

    Founding of Hitachi Elevator Engineering (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

  • 1973

    Installation of our elevators with the world’s fastest speed at the time of 540m/min (Japan)

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  • 1983

    Founding of Hitachi Elevator Engineering (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

  • 1989

    Launch of operation of the incline elevator with Japan’s longest travel at the time
    (Atami Pasania Club, Japan)

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  • 1989

    Ultra-mini escalator registered in the Guinness Book of Records
    (Kawasaki More’s, Japan)

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  • 1989

    Installation of Japan’s most high-lift escalators at the time (34 m in lifting height)
    (Escahill Naruto, Japan)

  • 1991

    Founding of Siam-Hitachi Elevator Co., Ltd.(Thailand)

  • 1993

    Development of elevator with the world’s fastest speed at the time of 810 m/min

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  • 1995

    Founding of Guangzhou Hitachi ElevatorCo., Ltd.(China)
    (currently known as Hitachi Elevator (China) Co., Ltd.)

  • 2003

    Installation of 300m/min double-deck elevators
    (Roppongi Hills, Japan)

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  • 2008

    Installation of one of the world’s largest double-deck elevators with an ultra-high speed
    (Shanghai World Financial Center, China)

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  • 2008

    Founding of Hitachi Lift India Pvt. Ltd.

  • 2010

    Name of Hitachi Elevator Engineering (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. changed to Hitachi Elevator Asia Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)

  • 2010

    Completion of a 213m-tall elevator research tower (G1TOWER)
    (Japan)

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  • 2010

    Completion of a 172m-tall elevator research tower
    (China)

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  • 2011

    Installation of the ultra-fast elevator with the Middle East’s fastest speed at the time of 600 m/min (Al Hamra Mixed-Use Complex, Kuwait)

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  • 2011

    Founding of Hitachi Elevator Philippines Corporation

  • 2012

    Installation of high-speed, high-capacity elevator providing access to Japan’s tallest observation deck at 450 m
    (TOKYO SKYTREE®, Japan)

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  • 2015

    Founding of Hitachi Elevator (Myanmar) Co., Ltd.

  • 2016

    The world’s fastest elevator speed of 1,200 m/min recorded at the occasion of a test run
    (Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, China)

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  • 2016

    Founding of Hitachi Elevator (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.

  • 2016

    Founding of Hitachi Elevator Vietnam Co., Ltd.

  • 2017

    Founding of Hitachi Elevator (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Sales / Installation / Maintenance Divisions separated from Siam-Hitachi Elevator Co., Ltd.)

  • 2017

    Acquisition of Temple Lift Ltd., a UK-based elevator and escalator business company

  • 2017

    The world’s fastest elevator speed of 1,260 m/min recorded
    (Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, China)

  • 2017

    Founding of Hitachi Elevator Saudi Arabia Limited.

  • 2018

    Founding of Hitachi Elevator Laos Co., Ltd.

  • 2019

    The world’s fastest elevator※1 speed of 1,260 m/min※2 certified by Guinness World Records
    ※1 Official record name: The fastest lift (elevator)
    ※2 1,260 m/min = 75.6 km/h (47 mi/h) = 21 m/s

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