EHC Global Launches LED UV-C Handrail Sterilization Solution for Escalators and Moving Walks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 20, 2020 (Oshawa, Canada) ─ EHC Global (EHC), a leading manufacturer of components, technical services and integrated solutions to the vertical transportation industry, is pleased to announce the introduction of its LED UV-C Handrail Sterilization Solution for escalators and moving walks. The compact LED UV-C Handrail Sterilization Module is mounted internally, which provides several key advantages over externally mounted devices. These benefits include the elimination of risks and costs associated with entrapment (fingers, clothing, etc.), damage caused by impact, vandalism, theft, unnecessary downtime, and the obstruction of ingress and egress access on escalators and moving walks.

 

EHC initially introduced the LED UV-C Handrail Sterilization Module to industry partners in 2018. In response to the growing demand for enhanced cleanliness, antimicrobial protection and disinfection of high-traffic touch points such as handrails on escalators and moving walks, EHC has ramped up commercial production and availability of the LED UV-C Handrail Sterilization Module in key markets. These vertical transportation devices are relied upon by millions of people everyday in public transit systems, airports, hospitals, shopping malls, office buildings, convention centers, sports venues, and other urban spaces around the world.

 

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) utilizing UV-C technology has been proven to be effective against pathogens such as bacteria and viruses, by penetrating their cells and damaging the DNA or RNA that contain their genetic code. When properly installed by a licensed technician, the LED UV-C Handrail Sterilization Module will not compromise the structural integrity, performance or warranty of NT thermoplastic polyurethane or TufFlex rubber handrail.

 

“EHC Global is committed to helping to make the world a better place by developing products and delivering technical services and integrated solutions that are a reflection of excellence and enhance passenger safety and customer experience,” and Patrick Bothwell, Vice President of Sales. “UV-C Handrail Sterilization combined with NT AMRail Antimicrobial Handrail, EHC Cleaner and Polish, and SafeGuard Signage offers a multi-pronged solution, identifying to escalator riders that the handrail surface is protected.”

 

Safety+ is an integrated solution and suite of products and services specifically designed to mitigate risk, meet safety code requirements, and promote safe and responsible use of escalators and moving walks. In addition to the LED UV-C Handrail Sterilization Module, the Safety+ portfolio includes NT+ Handrail Solutions (AMRail, SafeRail, and MotionRail), Safety Signage, Deck Barricades, Safety Brushes, Automated Messaging System, The Virtual Assistant, Antimicrobial Handrail Film, and Service Barricades.

 

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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John M. Calderón
Director of Marketing and Communications
EHC Global
1287 Boundary Road, Oshawa, ON L1J 6Z7, Canada
Office: +1 (905) 432-6600 Ext. 217 | Mobile: +1 (647) 456-7547 | Email: john.calderon@ehc-global.com
www.ehc-global.com

COVID-19 Preparedness and Business Continuation Update

EHC Global Production Facilities and Supply Chain Operations Remain Open and Ready to Serve Customers

                                                                                                                        

To Our Valued Customers in North America,

 

As EHC Global (EHC) continues to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we remained committed to maintaining of all essential functions that are critical to the operation of our business as well as the support and services we provide to our customers.

Our COVID-19 Response Management Teams around the world meet regularly to review developments, monitor guidance and best practices, review the status of our preparations and consider any required adjustments to our production plans and policies. We are also making decisions based on recommendations and instructions provided by local, regional and national authorities.

 

Production & Supply Chain Operations

Our production facilities in China, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Spain and France continue to operate and fulfil customer orders for handrails, rollers, safety brushes and other lift components. Our global Supply Chain team is working hard to ensure that we have the necessary materials and supplies on hand to meet our immediate and future production requirements.

 

Field Services

Our team will be contacting all customers with whom we have booked and confirmed handrail field splicing projects on an individual basis to mutually agree upon the best way to move forward.

 

Sales & Customer Support

Our dedicated sales and support teams are able to continue to serve your needs regardless of their location and we have invested in underlying technology platforms and solutions that are reliable and secure.

 

Handrail Sterilization and Antimicrobial Solutions

We continue to accelerate the commercial launch of our LED UV-C Handrail Sterilization Module and is in the final stages of UL certification. Additionally, NT AMRail handrail is also available to your customers to enhance passenger safety and provide an added level of protection to passengers on escalators and moving walks. NT AMRail combined with the UV-C Handrail Sterilization Module offers a two-pronged solution, identifying to riders that the handrail surface is protected.

We hope this information is helpful and will provide guidance in your ongoing interactions with EHC and its team members. Your cooperation and understanding is greatly appreciated and we will continue to provide you with updates on a regular basis.

 

Regards,

 

 

Jeff Coles

Managing Director, North America

EHC Global Business Continuity Notification – North America (Canada & USA)

To Our Valued Customers and External Stakeholders in North America,

EHC Global (EHC) is actively monitoring the outbreak and spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is taking action to help reduce and contain the spread of COVID-19, while managing the potential safety risks created by a disruption in EHC operations. We are committed to the continuation of all essential functions that are critical to the operation of our business as well as the support and services we provide to our customers and external stakeholders.

We have a COVID-19 Response Management Team in place to monitor the evolving situation, access expert advice and guide our planning and decision-making process. The team meets regularly to review developments, monitor guidance and best practices, review the status of our preparations and consider any required adjustments to our plans and policies. We are also making decisions based on recommendations and instructions provided by local, regional and national authorities.

Where possible, our sales and support teams are able to continue to serve your needs regardless of their location and we have invested in underlying technology platforms and solutions that are reliable and secure. We have implemented the following measures to ensure the health and well-being of our employees, customers, other external stakeholders, and the communities we live and work in:

  • Employees that experience cold or flu-like symptoms are asked to stay home and we request that our vendors, customers, and visitors do the same.
  • Extension of our existing work-from-home policies for all personnel.
  • We have educated and informed our employees regarding the symptoms and preventative measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
  • Cleaning procedures have been enhanced in our offices as follows:
    • Wiping door handles, keypads and surfaces with disinfecting wipes multiple times per day.
    • Adding additional hand sanitizing solutions throughout all of our offices.
  • All employees working in offices must work at distances of at least 2 metres from each other.
  • Ongoing communication with our customers and vendors relating to their response and capabilities during this period.
  • Depending on the severity of the situation, we will implement plans for office staff and service and installation personnel to minimize the risk of exposure and spreading any infection.

Temporary Travel Restrictions

In accordance with national and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations relating to restricted air travel, and in the interest of the health and safety of our employees and external stakeholders, EHC has enacted temporary travel restrictions for all our staff. Until further notice, travel by public means, including air, rail, and public transit, is strictly prohibited.

Our team will be contacting all customers with whom we have booked and confirmed field splicing projects on an individual basis to mutually agree upon the best way to move forward.

We hope this information is helpful and will provide guidance in your ongoing interactions with EHC and its team members. Your cooperation and understanding is greatly appreciated.

 

Regards,

Jeff Coles
Managing Director, North America

EHC Global Appoints Olaf Müller to Field Operations Director for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)

In his new role as Field Operations Director, Olaf Müller will lead and grow EHC’s Field Operations Department in the EMEA region, which includes the installation, assembly and modernization of escalators and moving walks. This new role has been created to respond to the needs of the market to provide comprehensive technical services for small and large scale projects. Reporting to Norman Rosnersky, EMEA Managing Director, Olaf will manage EHC’s field operations and project management teams based in Germany, France and Spain with a common goal of executing projects that are a reflection of excellence.

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. Calderón
Director of Marketing
EHC Global
1287 Boundary Road, Oshawa, ON L1J 6Z7 (Canada)
O: 905-432-6600, Ext. 217
M: 647-456-7547
www.ehc-global.com
john.calderon@ehc-global.com

EHC Global Receives 2019 Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month® Great Employers Award

January 13, 2020 (Oshawa, Canada) ─ EHC Global (EHC), a leading manufacturer of components, services and integrated solutions to the vertical transportation industry, is pleased to announce that it has been named a 2019 Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month® Great Employer by Excellence Canada and Canada Life.

 

Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month® is celebrated every October and was established over 20 years ago by Excellence Canada, an independent, not-for-profit corporation that is committed to advancing organizational excellence across Canada. The Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month® Great Employer award recognizes organizations across the country for their planning and actions to foster physically and psychologically safe and healthy workplaces, striving to continually improve across four main areas of focus, namely: Healthy Lifestyles; Mental Health and Workplace Culture; Physical Environment, and; Corporate Social Responsibility.

 

“We are honoured to receive this award as it recognizes EHC’s longstanding commitment to creating safe, inclusive, and healthy workplace environments worldwide where employees feel they are valued and can pursue their self-betterment and aspirations,” stated Melissa Mitchell, EHC’s Director, Human Resources. “Congratulations to our corporate Human Resources team and our local HR departments and employee committees for their leadership in developing and implementing many highly successful health and wellness programs and engaging initiatives throughout the year. Maintaining a healthy workplace environment is a key contributor to EHC’s ability to recruit and retain top talent that are focused on manufacturing and providing high-quality products and services that are a reflection of excellence and help to make the world a better place.”

 

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. Calderón
Director of Marketing
EHC Global
1287 Boundary Road, Oshawa, ON L1J 6Z7 (Canada)
O: 905-432-6600, Ext. 217
M: 647-456-7547
www.ehc-global.com
john.calderon@ehc-global.com

EHC Global Appoints H. Eren Altmişdört as General Manager, Turkey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 September 24, 2019 (Oshawa, Canada) – EHC Global (EHC) is pleased to announce the appointment of H. Eren Altmişdört to the newly-created role of General Manager, EHC Turkey. Based in İstanbul, Turkey, Eren will report to Norman Rosnersky, EHC’s Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

“We are very pleased to welcome Eren to the EHC team as we continue to invest in our local presence, sales, and customer service infrastructure in Turkey and in other strategic markets throughout the EMEA Region and around the world,” comments Norman Rosnersky. “In his new role, Eren will manage EHC’s operations in Turkey and will lead the implementation of EHC’s strategic corporate goals and strategies throughout Turkey and neighbouring markets.”

Mr. Altmişdört comes to EHC with over thirty-five years of sales and management experience. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from İstanbul University in Turkey.

EHC continues to be a market leader and trusted manufacturer and supplier of escalator handrails, engineered polymers, safety brushes, strategic escalator parts and integrated solutions for the new and replacement markets throughout the EMEA region. EHC is also a leading provider of technical services to all major OEMs including field splicing, Service+, project management and the assembly, installation, removal and modernization of escalators and moving walks.

 

 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, 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
EHC Global
1287 Boundary Road, Oshawa, ON L1J 6Z7 (Canada)
O: 905-432-6600, Ext. 217
M: 647-456-7547
www.ehc-global.com
john.calderon@ehc-global.com

EHC Global Appoints Ian Rowlinson as General Manager, United Kingdom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 September 11, 2019 (Oshawa, Canada) – EHC Global (EHC), a leading manufacturer of handrails, rollers, elevator belts, components and technical services to the vertical transportation industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Rowlinson to the newly-created role of General Manager, EHC United Kingdom (UK). Based in Herefordshire, England, Ian will report to Norman Rosnersky, EHC’s Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

“We are excited to welcome Ian to the EHC team as we continue to grow our local presence, sales and customer service infrastructure in key markets throughout the EMEA Region and around the world,” comments Norman Rosnersky. “In his new role, Ian will be responsible for managing EHC’s operations in the UK and leading the implementation of EHC’s strategic corporate goals and strategies for the UK, Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Middle East.”

Mr. Rowlinson comes to EHC with over thirty years of extensive technical sales experience in engineered polymers and industrial products.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Liverpool John Moores University, and has proven business development and sales management experience within the vertical transportation industry.

EHC continues to be a market leader and trusted manufacturer and supplier of escalator handrails, engineered polymers, safety brushes, strategic escalator parts and integrated solutions for the new and replacement markets throughout the EMEA region. EHC is also a leading provider of technical services to all major OEMs including field splicing, Service+, project management and the assembly, installation, removal and modernization of escalators and moving walks.

 

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, 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
EHC Global
1287 Boundary Road, Oshawa, ON L1J 6Z7 (Canada)
O: 905-432-6600, Ext. 217
M: 647-456-7547
www.ehc-global.com
john.calderon@ehc-global.com

EHC Global Awarded Multi-Year Contract to Supply NT and TufFlex Escalator Handrails to Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EHC to provide NT and TufFlex handrails, field splicing and support services to Paris Métro and the Réseau Express Régional (RER) networks

December 19, 2018 (Baesweiler, Germany and Paris, France) ─ EHC Global (EHC), a leading manufacturer of components and integrated solutions to the vertical transportation industry, is pleased to announce that EHC France has been awarded a multi-year contract by Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) to supply escalator handrails and related services to the Paris Métro and the Réseau Express Régional (RER) networks. Under the terms of the exclusive two-year contract, EHC will supply NT and TufFlex handrail platforms in addition to field splicing and technical support services.

RATP is responsible for most of the public transport in Paris, including the Paris Métro, tram and bus services as well as part of the RER network. Established in 1900, the Paris Métro is one of the busiest metro systems in the world with 16 lines and over 300 stations. In 2016, Paris Métro was ranked as the best public transport system in the world by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) with all Parisians having an easy access to rapid transport, ahead of 26 other international cities. The RER, a hybrid suburban commuter/rapid transit system serving Paris and its suburbs, is comprised of five lines and over 250 stations, including several connections with the Paris Métro.

“We are very pleased and proud to announce this latest contract award from the RATP to serve the needs of the Paris Métro and RER networks and the millions of Parisians, tourists and business travellers that rely on public transit each and every day,” said Norman Rosnersky, Managing Director of EHC Central Region. “Our NT and TufFlex handrails are engineered to perform in the most demanding public transit environments and high-traffic applications.”

Developed by EHC, the NT handrail platform was introduced in 1997 as an environmentally-friendly and technologically advanced alternative to conventional rubber-based products. The NT suite of value-added solutions, collectively referred to as “NT+”, has been engineered to provide enhanced safety, wayfinding, aesthetics and branding. The NT+ product family includes ColourRail™, SafeRail™, MotionRail™, BrandRail™ and AMRail™. Available in a wide range of profiles and colours, NT handrail is recyclable, easy-to-clean and requires minimal maintenance.

Headquartered in Baesweiler, Germany, EHC’s Central Region operations include manufacturing and distribution facilities in Germany, Spain and France, regional sales offices in Slovakia and the United Kingdom and a network of partners throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). EHC has established itself as a leading provider of escalator handrails, safety brushes, lift components, field splicing, escalator installation and escalator maintenance in the EMEA region, servicing both the new construction and replacement markets. Every day, EHC helps millions of public transit commuters move safely and comfortably on escalators, moving walks and elevators. EHC works with many leading public transit systems throughout the EMEA region including Paris, Marseille, London, Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg and Dubai.

About EHC Global Inc.
Established in 1977, EHC Global Inc. (EHC) is a leading manufacturer of handrails, rollers, composite steel belts and lift components for escalators, elevators and moving walks. Each day, EHC helps millions of people all over the world move safely and comfortably in public transit systems, shopping malls, airports, office buildings, hospitals, convention centres and other metropolitan 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 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
EHC Global
1287 Boundary Road, Oshawa, ON L1J 6Z7 (Canada)
O: 905-432-6600, Ext. 217
M: 647-456-7547
www.ehc-global.com
john.calderon@ehc-global.com

EHC Global to Open New Facility in Spain to Accommodate Future Growth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 16, 2018 (Oshawa, Canada and Seville, Spain) ─ EHC Global (EHC), a leading manufacturer of components and integrated solutions to the vertical transportation industry, is pleased to announce the expansion of its EHC Spain & Portugal operations with the opening of a new facility in Seville, Spain. The new facility, located in the La Negrilla district of Seville, consists of three floors of offices for sales, project management, customer service and administrative personnel. The expansion will provide additional space and production capacity for handrail preparation and splicing, Tractel lift equipment servicing as well as escalator assembly and storage. In addition, the facility will provide increased warehousing and distribution space to accommodate a wide range of escalator components including steps, safety brushes, rollers, step chains, specifically for the modernization and replacement markets. Modifications to the newly constructed building are currently underway with an official ribbon-cutting planned for the first quarter of 2019.

“EHC’s investment in this new facility highlights our strategic and long-term commitment to growth and supporting our network of partners and customers within Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA),” said Norman Rosnersky, Managing Director of EHC Central Region. “Our new facility will enable us to meet the growing demands and the future needs of our customers in the region.”

“EHC Global continues to be a leading and trusted provider of escalator handrails, strategic escalator parts and technical services within the Iberian Peninsula and surrounding countries,” and Miguel Chías González-Blanch, General Manager, EHC Spain & Portugal. “We have seen a continued growth in demand from our customers and the market in general for replacement escalator components and specialized services such as handrail field splicing, Service+ as well as escalator removals, installations and modernizations.”

 

About EHC Global Inc.

Established in 1977, EHC Global Inc. (EHC) is a leading manufacturer of handrails, rollers, composite steel belts and lift components for escalators, elevators and moving walks. Each day, EHC helps millions of people all over the world move safely and comfortably in public transit systems, shopping malls, airports, office buildings, hospitals, convention centres and other metropolitan 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 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

EHC Global

1287 Boundary Road, Oshawa, ON L1J 6Z7 (Canada)

O: 905-432-6600, Ext. 217

M: 647-456-7547

www.ehc-global.com

john.calderon@ehc-global.com

EHC Global Founder Ronald Ball Receives Prestigious 2018 Shanghai Magnolia Silver Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 17, 2018 (Shanghai, China and Oshawa, Canada) ─ EHC Global (EHC), a leading manufacturer of components and integrated solutions to the vertical transportation industry, is pleased to announce that Ronald Ball, founder of EHC, has received the prestigious 2018 Shanghai Magnolia Silver Award in recognition of his many contributions to the City of Shanghai over the past two decades. The awards were presented to fifty foreign individuals representing nineteen countries in an official ceremony held on September 12 in Shanghai with many government officials, business leaders, and other distinguished guests in attendance.

First presented by the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government in 1989 and named after the City’s official flower, The Magnolia Silver Award is the highest honour that can be bestowed on a foreigner by the Shanghai government. The award is given annually to expatriates in recognition of their extraordinary contribution to the City of Shanghai in fields such as economy and trade, finance, education, science, technology, health and culture. To date, 1158 individuals have received this award.

“I am honoured and grateful to receive the Shanghai Magnolia Silver Award and am delighted to share this award with the EHC staff and family in recognition of their commitment, passion and relentless determination,” Mr. Ball said. “I am very proud to call Shanghai home for more than twenty years and am humbled to be one of approximately fifty Canadians to have been bestowed this prestigious award.”

Mr. Ball founded Escalator Handrail Company, now EHC Global, in 1977 with only two employees in Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Within five years, EHC would become a dominant handrail supplier in the North American lift industry. Building on this success and equipped with new technology and production capacity, EHC focused its efforts on globalization and establishing manufacturing and supply chain capabilities strategically located in close proximity to leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

By the early 1990s, EHC began looking at setting up manufacturing in Europe. Jeno Eppel (now EHC President and Chief Executive Officer) and his wife, Diane, moved to Baesweiler, Germany, to launch European production. Since that time, EHC’s European operations have grown to include manufacturing, distribution and installation facilities in France and Spain.

At around the same time, two of the world’s largest escalator manufacturers had started to realize some significant success in China and were followed soon after by other OEMs with expansion plans of their own. Taking notice of China’s increasingly significant role in international trade, manufacturing and the shift of production of escalators and elevators to Asia, Mr. Ball moved to China in 1996 to set up a handrail manufacturing plant in Shanghai, which would grow to become one of the largest integrated handrail manufacturing operations in the world.

In the company’s 20 years in China, EHC has diversified and introduced additional products. Its Engineered Polymers division opened in 2005 in Shanghai, producing polyurethane rollers for the lift, automotive and agricultural industries. In 2014, EHC’s Shanghai High Tech Center began manufacturing composite belts for elevators, enhancing EHC’s materials and processing capabilities. Today, EHC operates two manufacturing plants in Shanghai and employs over 300 people. Mr. Ball continues to reside in Shanghai and is frequently asked to share his insights and success story with industry associations, government, business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Last October, Mr. Ball received the prestigious Governor General’s Medallion from the Canadian Government in recognition of his many contributions to international trade and for his efforts in fostering a strong relationship between Canada and China. He is a long-time member of The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Manufacturers’ Business Council. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson Polytechnical University in Toronto and attended Durham College in Oshawa, Canada. In 2016, EHC Global established the Ronald H. Ball Family Scholarship at Durham College in recognition of EHC’s long-standing relationship with the institution. This annual scholarship is based on academic performance and is granted to a student in Durham College’s School of Business, IT and Management.

About EHC Global Inc.

Established in 1977, EHC Global Inc. (EHC) is a leading manufacturer of handrails, rollers and lift components for escalators, elevators and moving walks. Each day, EHC helps millions of people all over the world move safely and comfortably in public transit systems, shopping malls, airports, office buildings, hospitals, convention centres and other metropolitan 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 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
EHC Global
1287 Boundary Road, Oshawa, ON L1J 6Z7 (Canada)
O: 905-432-6600, Ext. 217
M: 647-456-7547
www.ehc-global.com
john.calderon@ehc-global.com

 

Ron Ball – EHC High Tech Center, Shanghai

EHC Global Strengthens Central Region Operations with Appointment of Richard Cardinaal as Sales & Supply Chain Manager

Richard Cardinaal - Photo

July 4, 2016 (Oshawa, Canada) ─ EHC Global (EHC), a leading manufacturer of escalator and elevator components, is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Cardinaal as Sales and Supply Chain Manager, Germany. In his new role, Mr. Cardinaal will be responsible for the integration, optimization and continuous improvement of customer-centric strategies and processes including sales, order processing, fulfilment, and support. He will lead a team of eight and will report directly to Norman Rosnersky, Managing Director of EHC Central Region.

Headquartered in Baesweiler, Germany, EHC’s Central Region operations include manufacturing and distribution facilities in Germany, Spain and France, regional sales offices in Slovakia and the United Kingdom and a network of partners throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

“To meet the growing needs and challenges of our customers, EHC continues to integrate its customer-focused philosophy in its day-to-day processes and operations,” said Norman Rosnersky. “The appointment of Mr. Cardinaal and the integration of our sales and supply chain operations reinforce EHC’s commitment to maximizing customer value and maintaining the highest levels of operational excellence, quality and customer satisfaction.”

Mr. Cardinaal has been a member of the EHC team since March 1995. He has held several management roles within the company including IT, project management and business development. Mr. Cardinaal holds a degree in Information Technology and Business Administration as well as a degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Zuyd University of Applied Sciences’ School of Technology (The Netherlands). He speaks Dutch, English and German.

About EHC Global Inc.
Established in 1977, EHC Global Inc. (EHC) is a leading manufacturer of handrails, rollers and lift components for escalators, elevators and moving walks. Each day, EHC helps millions of people all over the world move safely and comfortably in public transit systems, shopping centers, airports, office buildings, hospitals, condominiums and other metropolitan 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 Barbados, Mexico, Slovakia, United Kingdom 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
EHC Global
1287 Boundary Road, Oshawa, ON L1J 6Z7 (Canada)
O: 905-432-6600, Ext. 217
M: 647-456-7547
john.calderon@ehc-global.com

EHC Global Expands Presence in EMEA Region with New Distributor in South Africa

EHC Global (EHC), a leading manufacturer of escalator and elevator components, is pleased to announce that it has expanded its local presence in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region with the appointment of Mofasa Lifts (Mofasa) as its authorized handrail distributor and service provider in the Republic of South Africa. Based in Pretoria, Mofasa will service the growing need for new and replacement escalator and moving walk handrail solutions within the transportation, retail, commercial and other key market segments. Mofasa will also offer specialized and custom EHC-manufactured and licensed escalator components including, rollers, guides, chains, plates and safety brushes.

“EHC is committed to expanding its global sales, service and supply chain network to meet the immediate and longer-term needs of key markets,” said Jeno Eppel, President of EHC. “Our Central Region operations continue to experience significant growth in its core businesses and as well as its field operations department throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Expanding our local footprint in South Africa is an integral part of our overall growth strategy.”

“We are excited to be representing the EHC Global brand and the TufFlex™ and NT™ series of escalator handrail solutions in South Africa,” said Jacques Groenewald, President of Mofasa. “As the only company in South Africa specialized in the turnkey installation of escalators, we are strategically positioned to provide the highest levels of quality, reliability and customer satisfaction that EHC customers worldwide have come to expect.”

About EHC Global Inc.
Established in 1977, EHC Global Inc. (EHC) is a leading manufacturer of handrails, rollers and lift components for escalators, elevators and moving walks. Each day, EHC helps millions of people all over the world move safely and comfortably in public transit systems, shopping centers, airports, office buildings, hospitals, condominiums and other metropolitan 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 Barbados, Mexico, Slovakia, United Kingdom 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
EHC Global
1287 Boundary Road, Oshawa, ON L1J 6Z7 (Canada)
O: 905-432-6600, Ext. 217
M: 647-456-7547
john.calderon@ehc-global.com