EHC Brazil: Grand Opening Ceremony

Oshawa, Canada – September 25, 2013

On September 23rd EHC Global held its formal grand opening of their new facility in Cambé, Paraná, Brazil.  The ceremony included opening speeches from Jeno Eppel, President, EHC Global and Uwe Fritz, Managing Director of EHC Brazil.

Jeno Eppel welcomed Mayor of Cambé, Mr. João Pavinato and assured him that EHC Brazil would be a profitable enterprise, certain to be looked upon as an excellent corporate citizen as they are with all of their businesses worldwide.  Eppel also welcomed the many financial and legal associates in attendance and summoned their continued support, especially in the early days as they absorb all of the unique tax and legal requirements for managing a successful business in Brazil.

Uwe Fritz recognized a key customer, Schindler, who was in attendance as well.  Fritz presented the benefits that EHC Brazil will bring to the market-place, specifically the high quality of NT3000, EHC’s patented TPU escalator handrail and ‘just-in-time’ cost effective deliveries.

Dean Loewenberg, EHC Global Corporate Trainer, impressed guests with a presentation and demonstration of how EHC handrails will be produced in Brazil.  Following the ceremonial ribbon cutting and the requisite champagne, everyone enjoyed a traditional Brazilian buffet.

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Eppel expressed excitement over EHC Brazil’s readiness to commercialize their products in Brazil, and added, “Fritz is to be commended for his efforts and relentless determination over the past 18 months in setting up our business and getting us to the point where we can now begin supplying customer pleasing products to the Brazilian market”.

“Brazil is a unique market and if you have patience, learn to adopt local practices and do it right, then you will prosper quickly and for years into the future”, explained Fritz.

Website Relaunch

Oshawa, Ontario – February 7th, 2013

EHC Global is pleased to announce the relaunch of www.ehc-global.com; a website devoted to lift industry products and services, in addition to offerings for other industrial applications.

www.ehc-global.com offers enhanced navigation, an online catalogue with detailed search functionality, an improved download arena, as well as a user-friendly transfer interface.

Visitors can expect simplicity in direction while exploring our wide selection of products and services in a fresh dynamic environment.

Important News From EHC Global Regarding Hypalon® Handrail Production

EHC Global has announced a critical update on the manufacture of conventional coloured rubber handrails for escalators made with DuPont Co.’s Hypalon®-brand compound.

On May 7th, 2009 DuPont Co. announced that they will close their Beaumont Texas manufacturing facility which makes Hypalon®, by the end of June 2009, effectively ending the supply of this compound. As a result, EHC Global was put on notice by their suppliers that Hypalon will very quickly be in short supply and within a matter of months may be completely unavailable.

For over a decade Hypalon, a chlorinated polyethylene product, has been listed as both an ozone-depleting substance and known carcinogen. Disposal by incineration requires scrubbing to reduce Hydrogen Chloride and Sulphur Dioxide contamination while leaching of Carbon Tetrachloride is a concern with decomposition in landfill.

Fortunately for EHC Global customers, their thermoplastic NT3000 handrail provides a colourful and environmentally friendly alternative. NT3000 is manufactured using 100% recyclable materials, is available in endless color options, easy to keep clean, and is available with a permanent antimicrobial option that inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungus.

In service of waste reduction initiatives and a commitment to making environmentally friendly business decisions, EHC is announcing that they will cease the manufacture of all Hypalon handrails by September 30th, 2009. Scarce materials surcharges will apply effective June 1st, 2009 and are expected to escalate as supplies dwindle. Customers requiring Hypalon handrails are recommended to contact their EHC representative to discuss their needs during this transition period.

Production of EHC’s Black SBR based TufFlex handrails will be unaffected by this announcement.

EHC Global invites all customers who have not yet tried NT3000 to contact their regional sales representative with any questions, requests for additional information and special NT3000 introductory offers for their area.

EHC is confident that moving forward the choice to not replace Hypalon® with unapproved generic Chlorosulphonated rubber products will help the lift industry achieve its ISO 14001 objectives and ultimately lead towards making the world a better place for future generations.