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7th August 2015

Wittur is proud to invite all professionals in the elevator business to come to the Interlift 2015 exhibition at the Augsburg Exhibition Centre from October 13th to October 16th 2015. The highlight of this year’s Interlift will be the new 1,500 m² modern pavilion, named ’WITTUR CUBE’,  exclusively dedicated to Wittur. WITTUR CUBE will be directly connected to the main entrance, Hall 1 and Hall 7.

The new building offers visitors the space required to experience a wealth of innovative elevator products, modules and solutions from Wittur’s extensive range

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--Wittur Awarded "Outstanding Contribution Award"

 The 1st National Vocation Skills Competition for Elevator Installers (Final) was held in Chongqing, 17th -19th May. Wittur Elevator Components (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. provided Augusta landing door and Hydraplus car door for the module 4 –Installation and Adjustment of Landing door – and module 5 –Installation and Adjustment of Car door. Wittur has also assigned one technical service engineer to fix small problem due to mis-operation during the competition. All the completion organizer and contents are satisfied with Wittur products and service. Through this competition, Wittur doors were better understood by the participated and as a result, Wittur was awarded the "Outstanding Contribution Award" during the competition closing ceremony.
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April 27th, 2015

Mr. Roger Campbell has joined the Wittur Group effective April 27th, 2015 as Corporate Director or Human Resources reporting directly to the CEO, Dr Walter Rohregger.
Before joining Wittur, he worked as Global HR Operations Director for GKN Land Systems. Previously, he held key International HR leadership roles with major corporations including the Danaher Group, Tektronix Inc, ACCO Brands Inc, Kidde Fire and Otis Elevators. 
He graduated from Manchester University with a B.Sc. Hons in European Studies and lives in the UK.
He can be reached at the Wittur Group Headquarters in Wiedenzhausen, Germany and via roger.campbell@wittur.com.
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March 26th-29th, 2015

Thank you to all the visitors who came to Wittur stand at Asansör Istanbul 2015 and experienced Wittur range of elevator components.
The highlight of this year’s exhibition was the official launch of Augusta EVO, the new Wittur door of choice for the residential segment, already compliant with the forthcoming EN81-20/50 norms. MRL W Line elevator package with Wittur components was on display in a special panoramic version. Wittur top range of elevator doorswere represented by Pegasus Skyline, the door for high rise applications. An Hydra door was on the stand with EI 60 fire rated certification.
Wittur Cars on display included Amsterdam and Monte Carlo dark, with its painted glass finishes. A selection from the range of Wittur elevator gearless drives including WSG-S 2.2 and WSG-S 1.3 were also displayedl, as well as Wittur range of safety components and UCM solutions.
A special new car concept with curved glass main structure combined with leather coated side panels was highly appreciated by most visitors of Wittur stand.
As usual, an interesting agenda of technical speeches was planned during the exhibition. In this context, Wolfgang Adldinger from Wittur delivered a speech about  EN 81-20/50 from the point of view of component requirements.

Thank you for visiting Wittur at Asansör Istanbul 2015. Wittur sales team is at your disposal for further information.

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Wittur provides landing doors and car doors

The press conference and training camp opening ceremony of the 1st National Vocation Skills Competition for Elevator Installation was held by Mechanical Industry Vocational Skills Appraisal Guidance Center, in Chongqing Energy College, 11th -12th April, 2015.

The competition is the highest level of Chinese elevator industry in vocational skills contests, attracted more than 68 teams (nearly 300 people) from the major national elevator companies and installation companies. The final competition was held in Chongqing, on 16th -19th May; it consisted of theory test, 3D virtual simulation elevator installation, and hand-on installation.

As one of the main co-organizers, Wittur provided Augusta landing door and Hydra plus car door for the module 3 –Installation and Adjustment of Landing door – and module 4 –Installation and Adjustment of Car door.  

Wittur expects to help the new generation of elevator installation professionals to be quickly familiar with the work environment through practicing installing Wittur door products during the training and competition.

Li Zhihong, dean of Elevator College, explained that 710,000 sets of new elevator were installed in 2014 in China, and a yearly growth trend of 15% was foreseen which causes a  gap of  500,000 elevator installation and maintenance personnel.  And now, the gap becomes the bottleneck of the elevator industry development. The elevator installation quality was a continuation and crucial point of the manufacturing, which not only relates to elevator life cycle, but also to the operation performance and elevator safety. Wittur group is committed to “Safety in Motion”, and pay great attention to everything related to the elevator safety. Wittur wants thus to support professional skill talents cultivation, and therefore, the safety of the final elevator.
Wittur appointed its own technical service to support the participants and solve any small issue due to mishandling during the competition.
During the closing ceremony, Wittur was presented with the “Outstanding Contribution Award”.
 
For more information of the National Vocation Competition Skills for Elevator Installation, turn to http://www.rendianti.cn
 
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March 19th, 2015

Munich, Germany, March 19, 2015.  The Wittur Group announced today that Paternoster Holding IV GmbH, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Bain Capital Europe Fund IV, L.P. (“Bain Capital”), has received clearance from competition authorities in Germany, Austria, Finland, Brazil, China and Turkey for the pending acquisition of The Wittur Group by Bain Capital (the “Acquisition”). The Acquisition remains subject to customary closing conditions. The Wittur Group and Bain Capital expect the Acquisition to close on March 31, 2015.
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We undertake no obligation, and do not intend, to update or revise any forward-looking statement or risk factors, whether as a result of new information, future events or developments or otherwise. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or to persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements referred to above and contained in other publications by The Wittur Group.
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Wiedenzhausen, March 3rd, 2015

Wittur presented today a new publication focused on special elevator projects developed by Wittur with architets and consultants wordlwide.
The book "LIFTISMORE" aims at introducing some architectural project where the elevator design was considered not only for its usefulness, but also as an element of style: an additional space where the pen of the designer can incorporate the overall building concept.
 
Some elements of the building design, such as the elevator systems, must first and foremost provide a safe and reliable transportation solution for the people living and working there. This is why many building designs, although impressive, sometimes fail to innovate as far as elevator systems are concerned: they treat elevators as a commodity which needs to be provided, and not an element of design in itself.
Wittur has been developing special elevator solutions for more than 40 years. We do not install nor service elevators; we work as partners in special projects, together with the design team and the elevator installer, to provide elevator components which fits with the original vision of the architect.
 
The technological development of the elevator component industry has taken away most structural limitations with which architects of the past had to deal. The elevator system of the 21st century can thus become one of the landmarks of a peculiar building design and contribute to the embodiment of the original vision. In this book you will have a chance for inspiration, coming from a selection of project in which Wittur has helped developing an original concept encompassing the elevator system and making it part of the building structure. We look forward to work with you as a partner to push the boundary of elevator design one step forward.
 
Please contact your local Wittur team for further information.
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Feb 10th, 2015

Munich, Germany, February 10, 2015. The Wittur Group announced today that Paternoster Holding III GmbH, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Bain Capital Europe Fund IV, L.P. (“Bain Capital”), has priced €225 million in aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2023 (the “Senior Notes”) in connection with the acquisition by Bain Capital of The Wittur Group (the “Acquisition”). The Acquisition remains subject to regulatory clearance and customary closing conditions. The Senior Notes will bear interest at a rate of 8.50% to be paid semi-annually, in arrears. The Wittur Group expects that consummation of the offering of the Senior Notes will occur on February 17, 2015.
The Senior Notes are being offered only to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and outside the United States in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.
 
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This document is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States.  Senior Notes may not be sold in the United States unless they are registered under the Securities Act or are exempt from registration. These materials are not for distribution in the United States. The offering of Senior Notes described in this press release has not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act, and accordingly any offer or sale of Senior Notes may be made only in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.
 
It may be unlawful to distribute this document in certain jurisdictions.  This document is not for distribution in Canada, Japan or Australia.  The information in this document does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in Canada, Japan or Australia.
 
This document has been prepared on the basis that any offer of the Senior Notes in any Member State of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) which has implemented the Prospectus Directive (2003/71/EC), as amended by Directive 2010/73/EU (each, a “Relevant Member State”) will be made pursuant to an exemption under the Prospectus Directive, as implemented in that Relevant Member State, from the requirement to publish a prospectus for offers of Senior Notes. Accordingly any person making or intending to make any offer in that Relevant Member State of the Senior Notes which are the subject of the placement contemplated in this document may only do so in circumstances in which no obligation arises for the issuer or any of the initial purchasers of such notes to publish a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the Prospectus Directive or supplement a prospectus pursuant to Article 16 of the Prospectus Directive, in each case, in relation to such offer. Neither the issuer nor the initial purchasers of such Senior Notes have authorized, nor do they authorize, the making of any offer of Senior Notes in circumstances in which an obligation arises for the issuer or any initial purchasers of such notes to publish or supplement a prospectus for such offer.
 
This document is only being distributed to, and is only directed at, persons in the United Kingdom that are “qualified investors” within the meaning of Article 2(1)(e)(i), (ii) or (iii) of the Prospectus Directive and that also (i) are “investment professionals” falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended, the “Order”), (ii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.) of the Order, or (iii) are persons to whom an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000) in connection with the issue or sale of any securities may otherwise lawfully be communicated or caused to be communicated (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”). This document is directed only at relevant persons and must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not relevant persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to relevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons.
 
Neither the content of The Wittur Group’s website nor any website accessible by hyperlinks on The Wittur Group’s website is incorporated in, or forms part of, this announcement. The distribution of this announcement into jurisdictions other than the United Kingdom may be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
 
No money, securities or other consideration is being solicited, and, if sent in response to the information contained herein, will not be accepted. 
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Feb, 10-12th 2015

Wittur is glad to invite you to the 1st International Elevator & Escalator Expo in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This event will focus on the peculiar requirements of the fast growing nearby elevator markets; therefore Wittur India is going to present a selection of products particularly in line with customers’ expectations in these markets. All the products displayed are manufactured and assembled in the Wittur India production facility in Chennai.

The highlight of this exhibition are the MCS1 car door, a range of modular cars based on an innovative fixing system available in several interior finishes and the MDS1 door, an automatic car door designed for new general purpose lifts in residential buildings.
Wittur’s guests are also going to appreciate Wittur MRL W Line and MRM W Line, two complete elevator packages based mainly on Wittur components. MRL W line is a complete machine roomless elevator package for residential and public buildings, while MRM W line is specifically designed for the modernization of elevators in existing buildings. The excellence of the components manufactured by Wittur guarantees the best quality of the elevator and the highest degree of safety for end users and installation and maintenance technicians.

Come to visit us in HALL 01, STALL A51&A52.

Wittur staff will be pleased to meet you and show you how Wittur is innovating the elevator business!


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February 3, 2015

Munich, Germany, February 3, 2015.  The Wittur Group announced today that Paternoster Holding III GmbH, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Bain Capital Europe Fund IV L.P. (“Bain Capital”) will make an offering of €200 million in aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2023 (the “Senior Notes”) in connection with the acquisition by Bain Capital of The Wittur Group (the “Acquisition”). The Acquisition remains subject to regulatory clearance and customary closing conditions.
The Senior Notes are being offered only to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and outside the United States in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.
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This document is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States.  Senior Notes may not be sold in the United States unless they are registered under the Securities Act or are exempt from registration. These materials are not for distribution in the United States. The offering of Senior Notes described in this press release has not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act, and accordingly any offer or sale of Senior Notes may be made only in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.
 
It may be unlawful to distribute this document in certain jurisdictions.  This document is not for distribution in Canada, Japan or Australia.  The information in this document does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in Canada, Japan or Australia.
 
This document has been prepared on the basis that any offer of the Senior Notes in any Member State of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) which has implemented the Prospectus Directive (2003/71/EC), as amended by Directive 2010/73/EU (each, a “Relevant Member State”) will be made pursuant to an exemption under the Prospectus Directive, as implemented in that Relevant Member State, from the requirement to publish a prospectus for offers of Senior Notes. Accordingly any person making or intending to make any offer in that Relevant Member State of the Senior Notes which are the subject of the placement contemplated in this document may only do so in circumstances in which no obligation arises for the issuer or any of the initial purchasers of such notes to publish a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the Prospectus Directive or supplement a prospectus pursuant to Article 16 of the Prospectus Directive, in each case, in relation to such offer. Neither the issuer nor the initial purchasers of such Senior Notes have authorized, nor do they authorize, the making of any offer of Senior Notes in circumstances in which an obligation arises for the issuer or any initial purchasers of such notes to publish or supplement a prospectus for such offer.
 
This document is only being distributed to, and is only directed at, persons in the United Kingdom that are “qualified investors” within the meaning of Article 2(1)(e)(i), (ii) or (iii) of the Prospectus Directive and that also (i) are “investment professionals” falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended, the “Order”), (ii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.) of the Order, or (iii) are persons to whom an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000) in connection with the issue or sale of any securities may otherwise lawfully be communicated or caused to be communicated (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”). This document is directed only at relevant persons and must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not relevant persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to relevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons.
 
Neither the content of The Wittur Group’s website nor any website accessible by hyperlinks on The Wittur Group’s website is incorporated in, or forms part of, this announcement. The distribution of this announcement into jurisdictions other than the United Kingdom may be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
 
No money, securities or other consideration is being solicited, and, if sent in response to the information contained herein, will not be accepted.
 
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