Mumbai, Maharashtra, India:Mr. Shinichiro Akiba, President & CEO of Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation, Japan has visited Mumbai, India Toshiba Elevator India’s Head Quarters and said, India’s astounding diversity of religion, language and culture is unique and unparalleled. The country is vast subcontinent and is a home to over a billion populations. It is fastest growing economy in this world and among the one of the oldest countries in the world. Moreover, it is the 60th year for India and Japan since the establishment of diplomatic relation, and it is honorable to visit this country at this valuable time in the history.
Mr. Shinichiro Akiba further said Toshiba Elevator, a unit of Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corporation, is a global company with more than 135 year of history. Toshiba Group manufactures and provides field with throughout the globe a wide variety of products such as semiconductor, home electrical appliance, electric and social infrastructural, power, energy etc. Toshiba Group’s basic commitment is respect for people; contribute to society through new value creation, based on our total commitment to people and world environment. And Group’s slogan is “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”.
The elevator and escalator business, that Toshiba Elevator is in charge of, are vital for development of cities, transportation and housings. In other word, it is an important part of the social infrastructural field. Toshiba Elevator launched business in 1966 in Japan, and started to export abroad in the next year 1967. It has global presence and completed several high profile projects including Guinness record-holding fastest elevator in Taipei Finance Center, which was completed in 2004. 7 years has passed since then, however, those elevators have been operating smoothly and those elevators still remain the world record. Also Toshiba elevators targets to break its own Guinness record and are eagerly inviting interested clients with potential project to break the current Guinness records of 1010m installed by Toshiba Elevator at Taipei, Taiwan, Mr. Shinichiro Akiba added.
By the way, Toshiba Elevator established a locally-incorporated company, Toshiba Elevator India, here in India in April 2011 and started business in earnest in July. Last year, Toshiba Elevator India had secured an order of a big project “One Avighna Park Tower” ,66 story tower in Mumbai, developed by M/s Nish Developers Pvt Ltd.This month, also in this city, Toshiba Elevator India received 2 orders from a famous developer Hiranandani, and many more project are under active negotiation Mr. Shinichiro Akiba stressed that Toshiba Elevator Group will concentrate on these product installations and is eager to hand over the elevators with the very best quality and achieve customer delight.
Toshiba Elevator Group considers it as a mission not only to sell products but also offer satisfaction to our customers by high technology, reliable quality and service. In today’s market all over the world, price is important, however, Toshiba Elevator Group has a policy not to compromise with safety and quality.Some of the the milestones achieved by Toshiba Elevators are,entered into the Guinness book of record, for the fastest speed elevator in Taipei Financial Center 1010 meter per minute in 2004. Still we hold the record First manufacturer to introduce Permanent Magnet A/C gear less machines,.First to introduce Machine Room Less lifts in Japan,Biggest Capacity Elevator (40 persons) traveling at max speed of 600 m per minute, fastest in Japan, and with long travel distance of 464.4 m installed in Tokyo Sky Tree (New Tokyo Communication Tower), Japan,Pioneer in double Decker elevator Technology (installed 36 elevator in single project),Outdoor type observation elevator, first in Japan, traveling at 360 m per minute, it is world fastest in outdoor type elevator,Akiba Added.Toshiba Elevator Group wants to contribute to this booming economic growth in India through elevator and escalator business, and he exhorts the support of Developers, Architects, and Consultants. Mr. Shinichiro Akiba, expressed his happiness in seeing India’s marvelous growth, booming construction and other Industrial sectors.
In the press meet Mr. Yutaka Harada, Managing Director of Toshiba Elevator India, Mr. Katsuhiko Iwasaka, General Manager, Toshiba Elevator Japan International Operations, Mr. M. J. Mohamed Iqbal, Managing Director, Toshiba Elevator Middle East, Mr. Yoshinrori Inoue, Toshiba Elevator Corporate Communication Office, Mr. Nobukui Takahashi, Senior Executive of Toshiba Elevator India, Mr. Tomoyoshi lino and many chief specialist and Engineers of Toshiba present along with Mr. Shinichiro Akiba.
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