DRAKA ELEVATOR AND EHC GLOBAL UNVEIL PLANS TO REBRAND AS “DRAKA EHC” BRINGING TOGETHER TWO LEADERS AND INNOVATORS IN THE VERTICAL TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY

 

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C., April 26, 2021 – Draka Elevator and EHC Global today announced plans to rebrand as “Draka EHC” bringing together two leaders and innovators in the vertical transportation industry. A brand of the Prysmian Group, Draka EHC is strategically positioned to provide a comprehensive portfolio of value-added products, services and integrated solutions for elevators, escalators and moving walks.

 

“The Draka and EHC brands hold similar principles and values and share a common vision and passion for developing innovative and sustainable products, services and integrated solutions that optimize safety, enhance value, and meet the most challenging demands of the vertical transportation industry,” said Sterrett Lloyd, President, Draka EHC. “With nearly 80 years of combined experience and leadership, Draka EHC not only represents the coming together of two trusted and respected brands, but also reaffirms our commitment to providing value-added solutions and delivering an exceptional customer experience under one roof. We are Stronger Together!”

 

Draka is a leading solutions provider including manufacturing, component supply chain and distribution capabilities. Offering an ever-expanding product line, Draka provides cables, suspensions means (wire rope, coated steel rope, coated steel belt), compensation chain, wireway, specialty tools, hardware, and components for new installations, modernizations and repair markets. Draka also offers customized solutions and supply chain integration management to OEMs and independent elevator contractors worldwide. For more information, visit https://www.prysmiangroup.com/en/markets/transportation-and-mobility/elevators.

 

EHC has established itself as a leading manufacturer and supplier of escalator handrails, UV-C handrail sterilizers, safety brushes, rollers, elevator belts, strategic components, and integrated solutions. EHC also provides a comprehensive range of technical services to OEMs including field-splicing, Service+, project management, and assembly, installation, removal, and modernization of escalators and moving walks, servicing both the new construction and replacement markets. For more information, visit https://staging.drakaehc.com.

 

In January 2021, Prysmian Group announced the completion of the acquisition of EHC Global, paving the way for the creation of the new Elevator and Escalator Business Unit, together with the Draka Elevator business.

 

 

Prysmian Group

Prysmian Group is world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. With almost 140 years of experience, sales of over €10 billion, about 28,000 employees in over 50 countries and 104 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and offers the widest possible range of products, services, technologies and know-how. It operates in the businesses of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, of special cables for applications in many different industries and of medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. For the telecommunications industry, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for voice, video and data transmission, offering a comprehensive range of optical fibres, optical and copper cables and connectivity systems. Prysmian is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index.

 

 

Media Relations

John M. Calderón
Global Director of Marketing and Communications
Draka EHC
Ph. 647.456.7547
john.calderon@staging.drakaehc.com

 

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Draka EHC Brand

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EHC Global Supplies Red NT ColourRail™ Escalator Handrails to Złote Tarasy Commercial, Office, and Entertainment Complex in Warsaw, Poland

July 28, 2020 (Oshawa, Canada) ─ EHC Global (EHC), a leading manufacturer of components, technical services and integrated solutions to the vertical transportation industry, is proud to announce the recent installation of red NT ColourRail™ escalator handrails at the Złote Tarasy commercial, office, and entertainment complex in Warsaw, Poland. Located next to the Warsaw Central Railway Station and Palace of Culture and Science, the Złote Tarasy opened to the public in 2007. With more than 21 million visitors a year, Złote Tarasy features over 200 stores and 40 restaurants located on five levels. The mixed used development also includes a multiplex cinema, high-rise office building, over 1580 parking spaces and a pedestrian network that links the train station with the historic city center.

NT ColourRail™ is available in standard and custom colours and features an easy-to-maintain high-gloss finish that enhances the overall appearance of escalators and moving walks and encourages customers to hold the handrail. In addition to improved aesthetics and risk mitigation, installing NT ColourRail™ can provide building owners and property managers with other value-added benefits including enhanced wayfinding, brand activation and rider experience.

Developed by EHC, the patented NT handrail platform features an easy-to-maintain, high-gloss finish and is an environmentally friendly and technologically advanced alternative to conventional rubber handrails. The NT suite of value-added solutions, collectively referred to as “NT+”, has been engineered to provide enhanced safety, wayfinding, aesthetics, brand activation, physical distancing, and reliability to building owners and property managers. Available in a wide range of profiles, NT handrail is recyclable and is available in standard and custom colours. The NT+ product family includes ColourRail™, SafeRail™, MotionRail™, BrandRail™, AMRail™, and ADRail™.  EHC also offers a Handrail Cleaning Solution that will not compromise the strength, performance life or warranty of NT and TufFlex handrails.

 

About EHC Global Inc.

Established in 1977, EHC Global Inc. (EHC) is a leading manufacturer and supplier of handrails, rollers, safety brushes, elevator belts, strategic components, and integrated solutions to the vertical transportation industry. EHC also provides a comprehensive range of technical services to OEMs including field-splicing, Service+, project management and assembly, installation, removal, and modernization of escalators and moving walks. Each day, EHC helps millions of people all over the world move safely and comfortably in public transit systems, airports, office buildings, convention centers, shopping centers, hospitals, condominiums, and other urban spaces. EHC is committed to developing sustainable solutions that optimize safety, enhance value, and meet the challenging demands of OEMs, designers, building owners, and facility managers. To accomplish this, EHC employs top material scientists and engineers and continues to invest in R&D, product development, and next-generation polymer and composite extrusion technology. EHC has manufacturing and distribution facilities in Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Brazil, and China and a global network of sales offices including Mexico, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Turkey, and the USA as well as EHC partners in all major markets globally. For more information about EHC, visit www.ehc-global.com.

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Media Contact:

John M. Calderon
Director of Marketing & Communications
EHC GLOBAL
1287 Boundary Road
Oshawa, ON L1J 6Z7
O: 905-432-6600, Ext. 217
M: 647-456-7547
www.ehc-global.com
john.calderon@staging.drakaehc.com

 

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EHC Global Supplies Red NT ColourRail Escalator Handrails to Zlote Tarasy Commercial, Office, and Entertainment Complex in Warsaw, Poland

EHC Global's NT ColourRail and the NT+ Advantage

Red Handrails on an escalator at Złote Tarasy complex

Red Handrails on an escalator at Złote Tarasy complex

Red Handrails on escalators at Złote Tarasy complex

Red Handrails on an escalator at Złote Tarasy complex

Red Handrails on escalators at Złote Tarasy complex

 

 

Prysmian Group to Acquire EHC Global

To Our Valued and Respected Customers,

We are pleased to announce that EHC Global (EHC) has entered into an agreement to sell 100% of EHC to Prysmian Group. The completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

Prysmian Group’s Draka Elevator business, based in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, is a leading manufacturer of engineered elevator cables with over 35 years of experience in the lift industry. Under the leadership of Sterrett Lloyd, Draka Elevator has built a global reputation for providing high-quality, innovative components essential for safe, efficient, and reliable elevator operation.

This is a very exciting, strategic and historic event for both companies, for our employees, and our customers. EHC and Draka Elevator are well-established, respected and highly complementary companies with nearly 80 years of combined experience and leadership in the global vertical transportation industry. Both organizations hold similar principles and values and share a common vision and passion for developing innovative and sustainable solutions that optimize safety, enhance value, and meet the most challenging demands of OEMs, designers, building owners, and facility managers. We now have a great opportunity to build upon this incredible foundation and further strengthen our world-leading brands.

Following the completion of the transaction, our organizations will be working closely together to smoothly integrate our operations and to develop and implement strategies that are in the best long-term interests of our customers and global distribution partners.

In the coming weeks, we will reach out to you with additional information regarding the transaction and the benefits we believe it will bring to your organization and to your customers. Until the completion of the transaction, please continue on a business-as-usual basis, with your existing EHC Sales and Service representatives.

Please join us as we embark on an exciting and prosperous future for our customers, partners and employees.

Thank you and best regards,

 

Ronald Ball, Founder & Chairman

Jeno Eppel, President & CEO