Ping An International Finance CenterSchindler China, the Chinese division of the Schindler Group, has been awarded a major contract for a 115-story megatall skyscraper currently under construction in Shenzhen, Guangdong province.

When complete, Shenzhen’s Ping An Finance Center will include office and retail space and stand 660 meters high, making it the tallest building in China. The structure will feature Schindler’s 7000 high-rise series elevators and Schindler’s cutting-edge PORT transit management technology. “This is one of the most exciting projects in Schindler’s history,” said Thomas Oetterli, member of the Group Executive Committee and overall responsible for the Group’s operations in China. “The Ping An Finance Center is the tallest building our company has ever had the chance to work on and we are very proud of being a part of this fascinating project”.

This contract is the latest in a series of significant wins for Schindler in China, where the robust urbanization trend of recent years shows no signs of slowing down.

Commissioned by the Ping An Insurance Group, one of the largest insurance firms in China, the Ping An Finance Center will feature 33 Schindler 7000 series double-deck elevators. This high-rise optimized elevator model provides more efficient transportation and is the ideal choice for buildings with heavy traffic volume. Therefore, the Schindler 7000 again sets the standard for high-rise mobility in order to enable the construction of super skyscrapers.

The Ping An Finance Center will also benefit from Schindler’s leading technology for efficient transit management, PORT. By planning every occupant’s journey around the building and providing them with the means to reach their destinations quickly and easily, transit management optimizes the operation of the entire building with integrated access, guidance, transportation and security.

“It is an honor to have been chosen to participate in the creation of such a historic landmark,” declared Jackie Han, President of Schindler China. “Being involved from the beginning has allowed Schindler to play an integral role in the project planning, and we look forward to working together with the Ping An Group in a partnership of excellence in the years to come.”

The installation of the office elevator section started in December 2013, with a completion date of April 2015.

Rendering courtesy Kohn Pederson Fox