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Otis to supply fastest elevators to Sri Lanka’s tallest project

Staff writer ▼ | May 20, 2016
Otis has been selected to provide high-speed elevators to the prestigious Altair project in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Technology   The tallest residential building in Sri Lanka
When completed, it will be the tallest residential building in Sri Lanka and will have the country’s fastest elevators. Otis, the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, is a unit of United Technologies Corp. Elevators Private Limited, a JV entity between Otis and Aitken Spence, will install the elevators.

Altair will reach 240 meters — 68 floors — consisting of two towers with one tower leaning against the other. Indocean Developers (P) Limited, a venture of South City projects (Kolkata) Limited, chose Otis to supply a total of 19 elevators, including Sri Lanka’s fastest elevators with a travel speed of 5 meters per second. Seven out of the 19 units will be supplied from Otis India’s Bengaluru factory.

“Altair is a unique project with requirements that stretch beyond the ordinary — it is exclusive. Otis’ technical know-how and credentials gave us the confidence that Otis would be the right fit,” said Pradeep Sureka, managing director, Sureka Group.

“Otis’ worldwide experience in delivering vertical transport solutions in tall buildings, coupled with their strong local presence, made them the right choice to provide us with elevators for Altair,” said K. M. Sathian, director (Projects), Indocean Developers (P) Limited.