Manufacturer of elevator systems and components, Wittur has invested in recent years to develop many energy efficient products and tries to reduce its CO2 footprint to a minimum, without compromising on quality and optimal performance for users.
Wittur organised an open day for installers and lift people from 20 - 21 September 2012 when more than 250 professionals visited their premises in Parma, where recently the most up-to-date safety measures have been implemented, and the showroom, welcoming the biggest showcase of products organised by the company in the last few years. The event also included a training meeting on the “EN 81-1/2 - A3 Amendment”, which has been in force since 1st January 2012, by Giovanni Capuano, a member of the UNI Lift Committee. “
In August 2012 Wittur invited the editorial team of the LIFTjournal to an inspection of the Italian door factory in Colorno near Parma. The subsidiary established 35 years ago is the biggest of the eleven factories of the company worldwide with a total area of 58,000 m2.
“Hydra” by Wittur (nameplate 3201) is an integral part of the modern lift history. Back in 1980, it was defined as “super-tested”, now, 30 years later, it is still a best selling product on a global level.
Energy consumption and ecological issues are high on the agenda of elevator-industry products, pushed by environmental awareness and forecasts of increasing energy costs around the world. By being able to supply components for complete lift solutions, Wittur is in a position to develop energy efficient lift packages for new installations and modernizations.
In an intense journey that began in the morning of Friday, July 8th, 2011 and lasted until the early hours of July 9th, Wittur of Argentina received and entertained all customers, domestic and foreign, in its manufacturing plant in Sarandi, Province from Buenos Aires. The meeting's objective was fully accomplished: after visiting the Showroom products and touring the manufacturing plant, the guests attended an interesting instructive talk. After a general discussion of the Group worldwide, Wittur presented the new standard elevator CITY and explained installation manuals and technical catalogue, which from now on, customers will have to consult when buying their complete lifts from Wittur.
Wittur SPA supplied a modernization package for two passenger elevators for Opéra Garnier in the Palais Garnier in Paris.
The first elevator system was modernized in April, and the second in June-July. The lifts have a rated load of 2000 kg and are capable of speeds up to 1.6 mps. The two cars also feature Hydra glassframed doors with a special silkscreen printing design in the lower part to give optical continuity to the nearby iron balustrade.
Following a serious illness, Horst Wittur died on February 6 at the age of 67. At the age of 26, the native of Plzen, Czechoslovakia founded the company that would eventually bear his name in 1968 after moving to Germany.