Manish Mehan, CEO & MD, TK Elevator, informs that the company is expanding its low-rise, value-for-money offerings in India with the launch of gearless technology-powered enta100 GL.

Manish Mehan, CEO & MD, TK Elevator
What are the features and benefits of enta100 GL?
In line with TKE’s industry-leading position in innovation, technology, and sustainability, TK Elevator has launched its enta100 GL elevator in India, targeting the low-rise, value-for-money market to bolster its existing offerings in the country. As a more advanced, versatile and environmental-friendly option to the geared enta100 GD, the newer enta100 GL model rides on the popularity of gearless machines around the world due to its low maintenance costs, low-noise operation, and long service life, making it a more valuable investment for building owners.

enta100 GL is available in both Machine-room (MR) and Machine-room-less (MRL) configurations, offering the extra flexibility over the geared model to install without requiring a separate machine-room on top of the elevator shaft, which results in significant space saving – especially in new constructions where the space can be turned into more public or lettable floor space.

When compared to other forms of elevator drives, gearless machines with Permanent Magnet Synchronous (PMS) motors have lower operating temperatures, lower power consumption, lower noise and steady acceleration and deceleration. The non-requirement of oil also makes gearless elevators a more environmental-friendly option to its geared counterparts.

It is more energy-efficient, comfortable, and capable of reaching a higher maximum height, as compared to its predecessor enta100 GD. It is designed to meet the requirements for a wider range of projects encompassing affordable housing and private low-rise projects. Plus, it maintains the synergistic and value benefits of local manufacturing and the superb quality of TK Elevator’s German engineering and design.

How would you describe enta100 GL’s travel experience?
On top of its higher energy efficiency and suitability for taller buildings (45m, 16-stops), enta100 GL offers comfortable traveling experiences with a holding capacity of 544 kg or 8 passengers. It is an economical solution that also offers a wider range of configurations that can cater to the needs of a variety of projects, including affordable housing and private low-rise properties, without compromising on safety and peace of mind.
Manish Mehan, CEO & MD, TK Elevator
By introducing more advanced, gearless technology to the value-for-money market, we strive to bring forth more energy-efficient elevators to the country while also bringing more value to tenants, passengers, and building owners, as an extension of our commitment to sustainability and lower carbon footprint.

Manish Mehan

Please elaborate on TK Elevator’s latest modernization project for Kolkata Metro.
Our product portfolio covers commodity elevators for residential and commercial buildings to cutting-edge, highly customized solutions for state-of-the-art skyscrapers. In addition, it also consists of escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts. Integrated cloud-based service solutions, such as the MAX platform, are gaining importance. With these digital offerings, there are no limits to urban mobility anymore.

TK Elevator has bolstered its commitment and presence in India with its latest full modernization project for Kolkata Metro, featuring 10 tugela escalators deployed across 6 metro stations in the city. They were manufactured locally at our Pune facility in support of the government’s ongoing “Make in India” initiative.

Manish Mehan, CEO & MD, TK Elevator
Kolkata Metro is the first and oldest planned and operational rapid transit system in the country, as well as one of its busiest and largest metro services. With a daily footfall of over 7 lakhs, Kolkata Metro requires reliable mobility solutions designed with heavy-duty in mind, an area where TK Elevator’s tugela offers the ideal solutions.

tugela escalators have a globally proven track record in safely moving passengers in high-traffic areas and public infrastructure projects, with their dependable technology and highly durable components make it a robust and reliable product of choice for many public transportation network projects.

TK Elevator’s products have been installed in metro and high-speed rail stations and terminals, as well as award-winning international airports and public facilities such as hospitals and government buildings. The Kolkata Metro project, where escalators across 6 stations were replaced, serves as a testament to the company’s reputation for outstanding quality, safety, and durability, while paving the way for more modernizations and new installations in India as it undergoes rapid urbanization.

With the Kolkata Metro project in our portfolio, we look forward to applying our expertise and exceptional products to more new projects as well as renewal and revitalization efforts in the country. By promoting localized R&D and manufacturing, we are more committed than ever to empower the local economy, and provide prompt and world-class support to India’s development with continued innovation and state-of-the-art technology.