Sri Lanka’s tallest residential project to have fastest elevators

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Oct 28, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s tallest residential building, the Altair project, will have country’s fastest elevators, Aitken Spence said in a statement.

Aitken Spence said that world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products Otis has been selected to provide high-speed elevators to the project in Colombo.

Elevators Private Limited, a joint venture entity between Otis and Aitken Spence, will install the elevators.

Surendar Mariappan, Joint MD of Aitken Spence Elevators, said Otis is a natural choice for a demanding construction like the 68-floor Altair project, especially because of the reliability and performance that Otis elevators promise.

“It’s been a great opportunity for us to partner an international franchise and to showcase the capabilities of the Otis range in a local setting,” Mariappan said.

“We are looking ahead for the completion of the project.”

Altair will reach 240 meters or 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.

7 out of the 19 units will be supplied from Otis India’s Bengaluru factory.

“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.” K. M. Sathian of Indocean Developers said.