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Heilbronn, October 19th-20th, 2010

The 4th European Lift Congress took place in Heilbronn from October 19th to 20th, and it gathered120 participants from 17 countries. The congress agenda featured fifteen speeches about a variety of topics related to the lift industry:
  • European Directive for lifts
  • Energy Efficiency for lifts, components and buildings
  • Fundamental Revision of the EN 81-1 /2 > EN 81-20/50
  • Advanced technology in lift control systems
  • New brake system for traction lifts
  • How safe are safety spaces
  • Challenges in remote alarm systems for lifts
  • Accessible Europe for All
Karl Sturmlechner from Wittur GmbH presented a speech about “New Safety Components against Unintended Movements at Landings with Open Doors”. The speech presented Wittur safety solutions featuring EOS electronic overspeed governor. The new revision of EN 81-1/2 A3 makes such devices compulsory for all new lifts installation in Europe from 2011.

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Zaragoza, 20-22th July 2010

Wittur is glad to invite all customers to WITTUR OPEN DAYS, an event that will take place at:

Wittur Office in Zaragoza, Spain 


Tuesday 20
th July 2010
Wednesday 21th July 2010
Thursday 22th July 201

During the three days in Zaragoza, you will be able to experience our new products:
and visit our factory.

Moreover, a new product of Wittur range will be introduced to the visitors.


Our showroom will be at your disposal starting from 10.00 am.

Please confirm your participation by filling in the following form. 

You are welcome to join Wittur in Zaragoza from 20th until 22rd July!
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From August 18th to August 19th, 2010.

Wittur was present at EXPO ELEVADOR 2010, the international trade fair for elevators, components and accessories that took place in BRAZIL  from August 18th to August 19th, 2010

The visitors coming from all over the world were able to experience extensive range of Wittur products.

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Rome, June 18th-19th 2010; Colorno, June 25th 2010

Wittur is glad to invite all customers to WITTUR OPEN DAYS, an event that will take place at:

1. Wittur Office in Cecchina di Ariccia near Rome on
Friday June 18th, 2010
Saturday June 19th, 2010

2. Wittur production facility in Colorno near Parma, Italy on
Friday June 25th, 2010
During the two days in Rome, you will be able to experience the new lift package
Moreover, a new product of Wittur range will be introduced for the first time in Italy.

During the Open Day in Colorno near Parma a new product of Wittur range will be introduced for the first time in northern Italy.
Our showrooms will be at your disposal starting from 9.00. Please confirm your participation by filling in the following form.
You are welcome to join Wittur in Ariccia on June 18th and 19th and in Colorno on June 25th!

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WITTUR at ELEVCON 2010, Lucerne, Switzerland

WITTUR will be present at ELEVCON 2010, Lucerne, Switzerland (2-4 June 2010), the 18th International Congress on Vertical Transportation Technologies.
During the Congress, WITTUR will exhibit EOS, the new generation of electronic overspeed governors which, thanks to its acceleration based tripping system, guarantees reduced intervention times and a higher safety level.
Compared with other overspeed governors, EOS, together with bi-directional progressive safety gear BSG-25P, offer a complete protection against uncontrolled car movements (UCM Solution).
Wittur R&D is focused on improving the energy efficency of its products; therefore a new ECO PLUS brushless door drive will also be on display. ECO PLUS motorization is characterized by a reduced energy consumption (30% reduction compared with ECO drive) and a low consumption in standby. Eco Plus is also ready for 0-Watt standby mode.
If you would like to have more information about the programme, you can visit the website:

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London Excel Exhibition Centre, May 12th-13th, 2010, Stand C8

Wittur Ltd, the Wittur Trading company based in Mold, Flintshire, was happy to welcome its customers at Wittur Stand (C8) at Liftex 2010, the marketplace for the Lift and Escalator industry. Liftex 2010 took place at the Excel exhibition centre in London from May 12th to May 13th, 2010. Attendance to the show was outstandingly good. A good part of Wittur extensive range of products was on display, including:
  • OSAKA round glass door
  • HYDRA door in EN 81-71 Anti-vandal execution with glass-framed panes
  • PEGASUS door with glass framed panels with mirror-stainless steel cladding
  • HHL-W line elevating platform according to Machine Directive
  • AMD R2 car door operator
  • HSG – HSK Safety Clearance System for pit or headroom
  • Wittur HD hydraulic pump HI with inverter
  • Wittur HD hydraulic pump HE equipped with electronic valve
  • Wittur Electric Drives WSG 29 gearless drive
  • Wittur Electric Drives WSG S1 and S3 gearless drivea
  • Wittur Electric Drives WSG 08 gearless drive
  • Wittur Electric Drives WSG 19 gearless drive
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Langfang, China, Apr 21st – 24th 2010

Wittur was present with a booth in Hall B, stand 223 at World Elevator & Escalator Expo 2010, the international trade fair for lifts, escalators, components and accessories that took place in Langfang, China, at Langfang Exhibition Centre from April 21st to April 24th, 2010.
Ms. Bettina Schoen, Managing Director of WITTUR ELEVATOR COMPONENTS CO. LTD., underlined the importance of WEE EXPO for the Asia-Pacific markets: "Wittur was pleased to meet its customers at World Elevator & Escalator 2010. We exhibited several innovations for energy efficiency of lifts, as well as our complete range of lift components and our expertise in tailored lift projects. Thanks to the pioneering mindset of Mr. Horst Wittur, who recently passed away at the age of 67, the Wittur Group established their China office and production facility in Shanghai, Suzhou area as early as in February 1995 to manufacture lift components at European quality standards. Wittur China is serving the lift markets in China and Asia Pacific”.
Wittur has shown a full range of innovative lift components in four sections.
An “Energy efficiency” section of Wittur stand hosted:
  • The new “ECO” series of gearless drives with reduced power consumption  
  • The new generation of ECO+ and MIDI+ door drives – brushless and with reduced power consumption and a very low standby consumption;
  • The new frequency controlled Hydraulic pump unit HI equipped with inverter for lower energy consumption and better ride comfort
  • The Hydraulic pump unit HE equipped with electronic valve, which offers significant energy savings.
Another section of the booth was dedicated to Wittur experience in ”Safety Components”, showing amongst others the UCM solution for protection against unintended car movement. The solution consists of the electronic overspeed governor EOS and the bi-directional progressive safety gear BSG-25P. Wittur’s commitment to safety was underlined through the exhibition of Wittur Fire rated doors including Russian-certified EI60, EN 81-58 E120 and EN 81-58 E120 with glass framed panels.
The section “Special Expertise” featured some special samples, such as Wittur round glass OSAKA lift car with LUNA round glass doors. These products show Wittur’s expertise in dealing with special applications, where customer specifications are set very high.
The fourth section “High Performance” gathered lift components such as Pegasus door in a version for high rise applications and WSG-29, the latest addition to Wittur’s range of high power gearless drives for demanding projects.
Sales and technical representative from Wittur were present to provide customers the best-in-class support they expect from the Wittur Group.
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Colorno, April 16th - 17th 2010

Wittur has welcomed it customers during the Wittur Open Days 2010 at Wittur S.p.A.production facility in Colorno, 12 Melloni street on
Friday April 16th, 2010
Saturday April 17th, 2010
Wittur Open Days 2010 main topic was:
New Opportunities for Modernization of existing lifts
Wittur's showroom has been at customers' disposal starting from 9.00 a.m. until 6.00 p.m. Many new products were presented:
  • New HYDRA 3000 PLUS serires of car operators in 2 panels, 3 panels, 4 panels version;
  • ECO BUS folding door with new flat panel execution
  • FINELINE door in a new version with frames and new finishing possibilities
  • New Wittur cars with horizontal staves and  self-standing panoramic wall available as option

Short presentations of the new products were scheduled during the two days.

A guided visit of the production facility was scheduled at one hour intervals, starting from 9.30 a.m.

Many thanks to the more than 150 customers who took the time to come to this event.

See the video on WITTUR TV!

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From Bot&Co. to Wittur B.V.: celebrating 50 years in the lift business

Wittur B.V. welcomes its customers on April 8th-9th 2010, in its headquarters in Almere, The Netherlands for an Open house showing the latest lift components introduced by Wittur.
This year’s Open house is also a special occasion to celebrate, as it marks the 50th anniversary since the establishment of the company.
Wittur B.V. started its activity in the lift business in April 1960 with the name Bot & Co. It was established by Mr C. Bot and Mr. J. van Woerden in Hilversum, The Netherlands.
During the seventies, the cooperation between Bot and Wittur pushed a steady growth of activities on the Dutch and Belgian lift market.
The move in 1980 from Hilversum to Almere gave these activities a further push. In 2001 the company became part of Wittur Group under the name Wittur B.V. 

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Vienna, April 14th, 2010

Under the patronage of Vienna city council's, the next Lift days of TÜV Austria will take place in Vienna on April 14th, 2010

The Lift day will collect renowned speakers from industry, public authorities, interest groups and TÜV AUSTRIA experts in a platform to gather information, share mutual experiences and improve your network of contacts.

Some of the topics treated include:
  • Latest developments in the lift market
  • Modernization Solutions
  • Safety devices for lift doors
  • Status quo of energy consumption in lifts
  • Improved energy efficiency in new and existing lifts
  • What does the future hold? Norms and legal developments

Mr. Florian Leutner from Wittur GmbH will make a presentation about modernization solutions.

Please refer to your local Wittur sales contact for further information.
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