DIMO introduces thyssenkrupp elevators from Germany

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO), one of the leading companies in Sri Lanka, has been appointed as the sole distributor, installer and service provider in Sri Lanka and Maldives for thyssenkrupp Elevator, a global leader in elevatorsand escalatorsfrom Germany.

The new partnership will pave the way for the complete range of thyssenkrupp vertical transportation equipment that is most suited for local market conditions to be launched in Sri Lanka. The product range includes elevators, escalators, moving walks/travelators and home elevators. DIMO’s sound engineering background and experience in handling many reputed global brands, including numerous German brands, provides a significant advantage to the company in taking the state-of-the-art German technology of thyssenkrupp to the local market. DIMO will guarantee precise, high-quality installation at client locations backed by reliable, timely after-sales serviceand 24-hour call out response. The company’s wide range of existing solutions to the construction industry will be boosted by the introduction of thyssenkrupp products as it provides one-stop turnkey solutions to clients.

DIMO is focused on marketing the Machine Room Less (MRL) system elevator to low and medium rise buildings and a wide range of high-speed elevators to meet the increasing number of high rise buildingsin Sri Lanka. The company is also keen on creating awareness amongst consultants and architects about passenger elevatorsystem. This cutting-edge technology is the industry’s first system with two independent cars, one on top of the other, in one shaft providing the same passenger capacity in up to25% less space.

Expressing his views on the company’s latest partnership, Ranjith Pandithage – Chairman & Managing Director of DIMO stated, “DIMO has a rich tradition of bringing the world’s best-engineered brands to Sri Lanka. thyssenkrupp is the latest German brand to join the expanding DIMO brand portfolio. With Sri Lanka undergoing a construction boom, by leveraging this partnership we expect to take the urban mobility of the country to a whole new level. thyssenkrupp will bring the latest German technological advancements in urban mobility to Sri Lanka. DIMO is proud to tie-up with this iconic brand and we look forward to a successful partnership.”

DIMO has built a solid reputation as an organisation that prioritises quality aftersales service. As a result, DIMO has put together a professional team of experienced and factory-trained Engineers, Supervisor & Technicians from the elevator industry, in order to cater to existing customers of thyssenkrupp. The team is capable of providing routine services and maintenance, aftersales and repair activities. They are fully geared to respond to client call backs 24×7, with assured technical backup and genuine parts and components from thyssenkrupp.

Commenting on the partnership, Tobias Engelmeier – Chief Operating Officer of thyssenkrupp Elevator Asia Pacific stated, “Distributors are important business partners that help open up growing markets, such as Sri Lanka. With its strong capability, 80+ years of engineering experience, and diverse business portfolio, we are confident that DIMO will further contribute to Sri Lanka’s urban mobility and sustainable developments, in conjunction with thyssenkrupp’s innovative products backed by German engineering and technology. We are looking forward to a close and successful partnership with DIMO.”

thyssenkrupp Group’s business operations are organized into five key areas – Elevator Technology, Components Technology, Industrial Solutions, Materials Services and Steel Europe.The Group, which employs 158,000 individuals in 79 countries across 461 subsidiaries, is renowned for its innovative solutions. thyssenkrupp ACCELHi Speed Pedestrian Transport System is a user-friendly accelerating passageway transportation system that offers an efficient solution to the challenges of urbanization. In metro stations, it reduces traffic congestion by improving access while attracting up to 30% more passengers. MULTI is the world’s first rope-free elevator that moves multiple cars in a single shaft vertically and horizontally. thyssenkrupp is also the world’s first elevator company to launch a virtual reality showroom. Participants at the event were able to get a first-hand experience of this technology.