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@ehc-global.com

 

High resolution photographs available upon request.

 

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

 

 

EHC Global Nominated for Elevator World 2020 Ellies Award in the Category of “Best Supplier – Safety Products”

 

July 20, 2020 (Oshawa, Canada) ─ EHC Global (EHC) is proud to announce that it has been nominated for a 2020 Ellies Award in the category of “Best Supplier – Safety Products.” An awards program created by Elevator World, Inc., the Ellies recognizes North American elevator and escalator industry businesses that go above and beyond for their customers, employees, communities and the industry as a whole. Ellies voting takes place August 3 through August 17 at https://www.elevatorworld.com/ellies.

“EHC Global is committed to helping to make the world a better and safer place by developing innovative products and delivering services and integrated solutions, including Safety+, that are a reflection of excellence, mitigate risk and help to enhance safety on escalators, moving walks and elevators,” says Jeno Eppel, President and Chief Executive Officer of EHC. “Congratulations to all of the other companies nominated for a 2020 Ellies Award.”

Safety+ is a suite of integrated products and services specifically designed to mitigate risk, meet safety code requirements (e.g., EN115, ASME A17.1, CSA B44, etc.), increase cleanliness, promote physical distancing, and encourage safe and responsible use of escalators and moving walks. Safety+ solutions include NT+ Handrail, LED UV-C Handrail Sterilization, SafeGuard Signage and Deck Barricades, Safety/Skirt Brushes, Automated Messaging Systems, the Virtual Assistant, 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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Media Contact:
John M. Calderon
Director of Marketing
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@ehc-global.com

 

EHC Nominated for Elevator World 2020 Ellies Award Category, “Best Supplier – Safety Products”

Nominated for Elevator World 2020 Ellies Award in the Category of “Best Supplier – Safety Products”

EHC Global Supplies Brown NT ColourRail™ Escalator Handrails to Aupark Shopping Mall and Entertainment Centre in Bratislava, Slovakia

July 15, 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 brown NT ColourRail™ escalator handrails at the Aupark shopping mall and entertainment centre in Bratislava, Slovakia. Aupark opened to the public in 2001 and underwent an expansion in 2015. With nearly 12 million visitors a year, Aupark features over 200 stores and a wide selection of restaurants, entertainment options and other amenities. The centre consists of four above-ground floors and one underground level.

Aupark’s interior architecture and design elements feature brown earth tones throughout as well as many natural materials including wood railings and facades, water features, and rainforest-inspired plant strings that are suspended from the glass ceiling and reach down to the lower level. Brown NT ColourRail™ high-gloss handrails enhance the overall appearance of the escalators, complement the wood grain cladding, and helps to deliver a safe and hands-on tactile experience to Aupark visitors as they move from one level to another.

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. To learn more about EHC, visit www.ehc-global.com.

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.

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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@ehc-global.com

 

High resolution photographs available upon request.

 

 

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EHC Global’s ADRail™ Handrail Solution Featured in New Balance Training Footwear and Apparel In-Store Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ADRail™ Escalator Handrail Technology Enhances New Balance Training’s Tactile Branding Experience at Sports Experts Flagship Store in Downtown Montréal

May 22, 2018 (Oshawa, Canada) ─ EHC Global (EHC), a leading manufacturer of components and integrated solutions to the vertical transportation industry, is pleased to announce that New Balance Athletics, Inc. has recently implemented EHC’s patented ADRail™ escalator handrail film platform as part of their current interactive and hands-on New Balance Training branding campaign at the Sports Experts flagship store in downtown Montréal, Canada. The installation of the ADRail™ campaign was managed and executed by Time2Ad Inc., EHC’s exclusive Canadian ADRail™ licensee.

The New Balance Training footwear and apparel campaign was launched on January 25 and features EHC’s patented ADRail™ handrail film technology. ADRail™ is installed directly over the escalator handrail by an EHC-trained and certified technician. The installation and removal process is quick (approximately 60 minutes to install and less than 30 minutes to remove) and does not compromise the performance or service life of the escalator handrail. To date, EHC and its global network of licensees have completed over two thousand ADRail™ installations worldwide.

“ADRail™ was specifically developed by EHC Global for short-term advertising, branding and safety campaigns on escalators and moving walks within retail environments, convention centres, shopping malls, airports and other public spaces,” says Jeno Eppel, President and Chief Executive Officer of EHC. “Our innovative and proven ADRail™ solution can literally transform a ubiquitous black handrail into an attention-grabbing, dynamic and memorable tactile branding experience.”

Additional New Balance Training campaign elements include custom graphics on the escalator balustrades, footwear display tables in all Sports Experts locations, a digital campaign streamed on Sports Experts-owned channels, and custom NB Training videos that will be run in-store on digital screens and on social media channels.

“For New Balance, branding a prominent (and unconventional) section of retail space within this experiential store format with EHC’s innovative ADRail™ solution provided an opportunity to delight consumers, adding a tactile branding element to the overall Training campaign,” says Mark Wasserman, Marketing Manager of New Balance Athletics, Inc. “The larger than life activation allows consumers to see and engage with our brand and get inspired on their path to purchase, and adds to other great consumer activations like the NB Stride I.D. 3D foot scanning technology which is situated on the third floor.”

In May 2017, Sports Experts (www.sportsexperts.ca) officially reopened its downtown Montréal store on the corner of Sainte-Catherine and Mansfield. The $10-million investment included the addition of a third floor, the modernization of two existing escalators and the integration of the latest technologies, including smart mirrors equipped with motion sensors, an indoor track, a New Balance shoe lab, and multiple HD video walls. The 60,000-square-foot store is now the largest Sports Experts store in Quebec. A division of FGL Sports Ltd., Sports Experts has been the go-to retailer for active Quebecers for nearly 50 years and features more than 105 stores in the province.

EHC Global is a proud and long-standing provider of escalator handrail and other lift solutions to leading sporting goods brands and retailers around the world including Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Champs Sports, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Foot Locker, Mike Sport, Modell’s Sporting Goods, Nike, Scheels, Sport Chek, Sportarena, Under Armour and Viladomat.

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 Contacts:
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

 

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: SIGNAGE ON ESCALATOR & MOVING WALK HANDRAILS

October 15th, 2013

An open letter to all Authorities Having Jurisdiction, Maintenance Contractors, Consultants, and Equipment Owners in the United States and Canada:

The topic of signage on escalator & moving walk handrails has been one of considerable discussion over the past several years.

ASME A17.1-2010/CSA B.44-10, section 6.1.6.9.2, specifies that no “additional signage” shall be permitted within the “safety-zone” of the escalator.  Similar language can be found in 6.2.6.8.2 pertaining to moving walks.  The same paragraph goes on to define the Safety Zone as an area that extends 118” (3m) horizontally outward from the newel and cautions that additional signage should not impede traffic flow.  ASME A17.3 – 2011 only addresses mandatory Caution Signs and contains no language regarding Additional Signage.

Various interpretations of the “additional signage” wording have in the past lead to acceptance of handrail signage in some jurisdictions and refusal in others.

The purpose of this communication is to provide an update on code revisions, address perceived safety concerns, and open a channel for feedback and additional requests for information.

Late 2011; the A17 Escalator and Moving Walk Committee unanimously approved revisions to sections 6.1.6.9.2 and 6.2.6.8.2 and the creation of 6.1.6.9.3 and 6.2.6.8.3.   These changes specifically permit handrail signs or graphics on escalators and moving walks providing that they do not distract, impede passenger flow, or impair the operation of safety devices.  At their May 9 2012 meeting, the A17 Standards Committee approved these revisions for publication in A7.1 – 2013.

The benefits of simple motion indicators on handrails have been widely known for decades; they provide better visual cues of speed and direction of travel for escalator passengers, especially for children and the elderly.  With today’s evolved print technology it is now possible to provide handrail motion indicators in full-color and in high-resolution; resulting in opportunities to convey safety, directional, or other information to the riding public in a tactile and interactive way.

In a world where we are bombarded with distractions handrail signs and graphics direct passenger focus to the escalator; improving the frequency of handrail holding and of natural steps both on & off the escalator.

Pilot installations on four escalators in the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority demonstrated how handrail signage can be used to positively reinforce the mandatory Caution Signage required in 6.1.6.9.1/ 6.2.6.8.1. and to further mitigate accident risks.

There are presently two types of handrail signs and graphics; one designed to be changed regularly on-site, the other a permanent addition to the handrail.   Both have undergone rigorous testing in aggressive laboratory environments and with extensive world-wide field installations.

Temporary installations are accomplished with the addition of a durable composite thermoplastic film; engineered specifically for field-application to escalator and moving walk handrails.   Stringent procedures and quality guidelines ensure that handrails must pass inspection prior to application and daily unit start-up and shut-down procedures are supplemented with additional inspection requirements.

Further information is available to all upon request and feedback based on your experiences with handrail signs and graphics is most welcome.

The cooperation of all Authorities Having Jurisdiction in granting any required variances until such time as A17.1 -2013 has been adopted is a step forward in improving Passenger Safety on Escalator and Moving Walks and is sincerely appreciated.

EHC GLOBAL Handrail Signage

For further information; please contact:

Patrick R. Bothwell  |  Director of Sales  |  EHC GLOBAL
Telephone: 1-905-447-6709
E-mail:  patrick.bothwell@ehc-global.com

EHC Global Expands Service

Baesweiler, Germany – December 4th, 2012

As part of its expanding business plan, EHC Global is pleased to announce that Escalator Installation Services will be offered throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  Building on successful projects and experience in other parts of Europe, EHC Global is excited to be taking on a more substantial role in the industry and foresees great potential in the expansion of Escalator Installation Services to this market.