EHC Hosts International Innovation Summit

On June 21st, EHC headquarters in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada hosted International Marketing Consultants from the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation. The visit was part of an Innovation Summit put on by the City of Oshawa. The visiting marketing consultants came from across the globe, including Beijing, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Munich, New Delhi, Paris, Shanghai, and Tokyo.

The tour showcased EHC’s industry-leading innovation and manufacturing expertise. The consultants were given a firsthand view of the stark contrast between the manufacturing methods of a conventional rubber type escalator handrail and EHC’s innovative thermoplastic urethane handrail – NT. In particular, the consultants were interested in all the eco-friendly aspects of NT and the ability to apply custom messages to the handrail. Both of these features are only possible with NT handrails – not rubber handrails – since NT can be recycled and manufactured into any custom colour.

As quoted by Jeno Eppel, President of EHC Global: “NT handrails are truly an innovation in the escalator industry. For decades they have been made from black rubber – like car tires. Imagine if one day you could obtain pink thermoplastic tires for your car. EHC has made it possible for building owners to specify pink handrails for their escalators.” EHC recently supplied 13,000m of custom pink handrails for the Chongqing Subway.

EHC Global Playing Its Part To Reduce Hunger In Canada

It is said that five million (or one of every six people) in Canada, lives in poverty. The Canadian Medical Association Journal reported, from a study done some years ago, that single parent families were identified as one of the most pronounced groups affected by hunger.

EHC Global has been doing its part for the past six years, to reduce the number of persons who experience day-to-day hunger, by donating literally tons of food to various charitable organizations. This year is no exception. The staff of this global escalator components manufacturing company gave 2,626 pounds of food as well as a large quantity of clothing and household items. This year’s beneficiary was Denise House, an emergency shelter for abused women and their children.

Coordinator of the Food Drive, Yolanda Sabadin said “I would just like to thank everyone who helped… whether it was in the area of donations, packing or transporting the items, without everyone it would not have happened.”

Since its inception, the Food Drive has contributed over 12 tons of food. President of the company, Jeno Eppel, says he is “pleased to see the dedication shown each year to this worthy social cause. A part of our vision, as a global company, is to contribute towards making our world a better place.”

EHC Announces Name Change After 30 Years Of Operation

Escalator Handrail Company, Inc. (EHC), the world’s leading supplier of escalator components, has announced its corporate name change to EHC GLOBAL. “It was felt that the timing is now right for us to revise our global corporate identity to better represent our rapid growth and diverse product range” said Jeno Eppel, President; “in the past 18 months, we have expanded our global operations to manufacture and distribute polyurethane products, radiation detection systems and bicycles – in addition to the recently announced manufacturing facility for elevator and escalator roller production”.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the company, which started in Oshawa Canada in 1977 and where it still maintains its head office. In addition to regional sales and manufacturing facilities in China, Japan, Germany, Slovakia, EHC has long recognized the value of partnership, and continues to form strategic alliances in key global markets. “We are excited about the many opportunities available to EHC globally”, said Eppel.

EHC Raises 5,244 Pounds For Oshawa Food Drive

EHC is pleased to announce that their Oshawa staff have raised more than 5,200 pounds of food for the 2003 Durham Regional Police Food & Toy Drive.

EHC would like to extend a challenge to other Durham Region companies to beat our average of 65 pounds of food per employee. “We more than doubled our previous record – 2400 pounds, and are certain next year we can exceed this year’s total weight. I would personally like to challenge other local companies to beat this amount this year and in 2004” said Jeno Eppel. Next year, we expect to raise more than 5600 pounds and hope that local companies use this number to benchmark their goals for the 2004 food drive.

Every department from EHC’s Corporate Head Office competed against one another, including Manufacturing, Logistics, Sales & Marketing, Human Resources, IT, Accounting, Maintenance and Technical staff. The winning team raised an average of 159 pounds per person. The winning team consisted of staff from EHC’s logistics department: Duane Cook, Wendy Stevens, Paul Cormack, Lori Morrow, Shawn Silver, and Stan Szmyr.