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July 26 – Atlanta lands 600 New Jobs from Thyssenkrupp, Annoucing New Elevator High-Rise Test Tower

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Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

July 26, 2018 - thyssenkrupp Elevator, one of the world's largest elevator companies, today announced a new headquarters near The Battery Atlanta in Cobb County, in collaboration with the Braves Development Company. The thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas Complex will house more than 900 full-time employees, which represents approximately 6 percent of thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas total workforce across North America.

Upon completion, the new complex will include three facilities anchored by a state-of-the-art, 420-foot- (128-meter-) tall elevator qualification and test tower, the tallest of its kind in the U.S. and one of the tallest in the world, according to the company.

thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas has selected Atlanta as the location of its new headquarters and 420-foot test tower. The complex will house more than 900 full-time employees and will trial new concepts, including the world’s first rope-free and sideways-moving elevator system.

"Our focus and commitment to move people safely, comfortably and efficiently – today and in the future – is at the heart of our business, and it requires continued access to top talent, enhanced collaboration and greater operational efficiencies," said Rich Hussey, CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas. "Atlanta is synonymous with mobility and innovation, and this move gives us one complex in a national hotbed of innovation that will allow us to serve our customers better than anyone in the industry, while providing a high quality of life for our employees."

With 18 shafts, the Innovation Complex test tower can be used to trial new concepts and product pilots, including high-speed elevators, the two-cabins-per-shaft elevator system, TWIN, as well as the world's first rope-less and sideways-moving elevator system, MULTI. In addition, the test tower will also conduct robust tests to ensure compliance with stringent safety requirements on standard elevators.

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