Thyssenkrupp committed to boosting mobility at KIA

Accra, Oct. 9, GNA – The thyssenkrupp, a diversified
industrial group with a growing share of capital goods and service businesses
and traditional strengths in materials has indicated its commitment to boost
mobility in Ghana’s Airport.

thyssenkrupp said it had made it possible for
passengers to have best arrival experiences at Kotoka International Airport’s
(KIA) Terminal three, a statement signed by Dr Jasmin Fischer, the Head of
Media Relations at thyssenkrupp Elevator AG and copied to the Ghana News Agency
said.

The statement said, with passenger volumes
rising approximately by 15 per cent in the last year, KIA’s new Terminal three
in Accra has been equipped with state-of-the-art boarding bridges by the
company.

The statement said it was in partnership with
its local distributor ARG1 Africa Limited to bring its superior airport
mobility expertise to KIA’s brand-new Terminal 3, including seven passenger
boarding bridges, three escalators, 16 elevators, and over 40 auxiliary
equipment units.

It thyssenkrupp previously collaborated with
ARG1 to supply two escalators and six elevators at the airport’s Terminal two.

Terminal three has been installed with
thyssenkrupp elevators, escalators and auxiliary equipment for ground power and
pre-conditioned air. The company has already provided mobility solutions at 14
other airports across Africa including Algeria, Cameroon, South Africa, Kenya
and Nigeria among others.

Quoting Mr Seth Miah, the West Africa Regional
Manager of thyssenkrupp, the statement said: “It is exciting to see Terminal 3
at Accra’s airport open for business. This project highlights thyssenkrupp’s
commitment to infrastructure development in Ghana and West Africa.

Two of our Executive Board members, Oliver
Burkhard and Dr Donatus Kaufmann, visited the project site when construction
was still ongoing and expressed the hope that the first-class infrastructure at
Terminal three will further cement Ghana’s position as a regional hub for
business.

I would also like to congratulate Mapa
Construction, Ghana Airport Company and ARG1, our local distributor, for the
diverse roles they played in the success of this project,” it added.

According to the Ghana Civil Aviation
Authority, the number of international airline operations at KIA has increased
from 35 to 38, and that, between 2016 and 2017, Accra saw a 14 per cent
increase in passenger traffic.

Mr Mauro Carneiro, the Chief Executive Officer
of thyssenkrupp Airport Solutions was quoted by the statement as saying;
“Together with our local partners, we are proud to be a part of making the
arrivals and departures of passengers at Accra’s airport a world-class
experience.

He said, the Company’s involvement in Terminal
3 was a continuation of work together with the Ghana Airport Company Limited on
Terminal two, adding that; “we are especially glad to have been chosen to
supply the airport’s very first passenger boarding bridges.

Accra’s Airport is yet another project to
benefit from thyssenkrupp Elevator’s distribution partner approach, he said,
adding that, Ghana’s growing population and economic development represented a
significant business opportunity for thyssenkrupp Elevator’s urban mobility innovations.

He said, the Company, which has direct
presence in more than 70 countries, has set up a network of strategic
distribution partners to reach additional key markets.

The partnership with ARG1 in Ghana has seen
thyssenkrupp assume a leading position in the Ghanaian elevator market.

The company’s products and services have been
successfully installed at the tallest residential building in West Africa, Alto
(Villagio); the Legon Teaching Hospital; the largest market in West Africa in
Kumasi, Kejetia Central Market; and the Kumasi Military Hospital.

Mr Carneiro said: “As a transformer of the
urban mobility industry, we supply innovative solutions that meet the
requirements of urbanisation across the world. Our impact on making cities
better than ever before continues to grow through our distributor network.”

GNA

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