At our three production facilities in Switzerland, the U.S.A. and China, we produce elevator ropes for the global market. Our products have proven their efficiency in decades of use. Every day, they transport millions of people and millions of tons of goods safely, reliably and comfortably in residential, commercial and in highest buildings on all continents – they are technologically innovative and offer the highest quality and service life.
Brugg Lifting, based in Rome, GA has announced that Douglas Ingenthron will move from General Manager to become the company’s new Vice President of Sales and Marketing in North America. Ingenthron will oversee company efforts to increase its product distribution network, enhance client service capabilities, monitor lead generation and account development, and will coordinate US sales and marketing efforts. Ingenthron will be based in Houston TX, where he worked prior to joining Brugg in 2012 as Director of Sales and Marketing for Alimak Hek Limited. Says, Ingenthron, “This move allows us to better focus our efforts at sustaining company growth and respond more quickly to client demands.”
David Frei, General Manager of the worldwide Elevator Ropes business, who is based in Switzerland, will serve remotely as General Manager of the USA facility, while current Director of Operations, Joseph Thompson, transitions into the position of Interim General Manager. Thompson joined the company in 2013 and offers extensive experience in facility/staff management and improving product quality processes. Thompson has a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, GA.
Martin Rhiner will continue to serve as Vice President of Engineering and Quality and will continue to emphasize various company initiatives to provide Continuing Education opportunities for the elevator industry. Ken Jones will report to Rhiner as Quality Manager of the Rome GA Operations.
As an exclusive partner, Cheung Hing Lifting Components (CHLC) will from now on stock and offer the elevator ropes from BRUGG LIFTING in the region of Hong Kong and Macau. The team of Brugg Lifting located in Birr will support the new distribution partner. Marco Arnold, Sales Manager International at the Swiss headquarters, stated: “We have succeeded in signing up an experienced partner, as CHLC best meets our high standards in terms of proximity to customers, availability, and service orientation”. CHLC has been active in the rope business for more than 40 years; CHLC can be contacted at www.chlc.com.hk.
Picture: Lily Ho, Director of CHLC; Marco Arnold, Head of Global Sales, BRUGG LIFTING; Alex Wong, Director of CHLC (from left to right)
Under the motto of “Swiss Precision”, BRUGG LIFTING presented itself at the “WEE” in May 2014 together with its Chinese subsidiary based in Suzhou. At the well-attended stand, the CTP® 8.1 G2 rope and the SCX9 line of ropes was in the focus of the visitors’ attention. The CTP, designed by Brugg Lifting in response to the trend towards ever more compact elevators, received great interest in China as well. The second generation of the coated ropes enables operators to use most compact drive units with traction sheaves diameters of only 120 mm.
In the area of high- rise applications (lifting heights from 100 m) Brugg Lifting presented the SCX9. This is an economical alternative to the flagship full steel HRS. The performance of the 9-strand SCX9 rope stands out as best in class and close to that of the HRS rope.
In addition, BRUGG LIFTING presented its entire product range which offers sophisticated solutions for all demands of the industry throughout the world. With its clear graphical designs and with exhibits to touch, the products became the key actors in the context of many stimulating conversations.
Deal GTC will stock and promote Brugg Elevator Ropes within Kuwait and will be supported within the region by the Brugg Wire Rope Middle East office. David Frei, responsible for the Elevator Rope Business of Brugg stated “this is an important step in Brugg Lifting's service commitment in the Middle East and customer access to a wide range of elevator wire ropes and accessories". He welcomed the partnership with Deal GTC, an experienced and respected Kuwait business with many years experience in the elevator industry. Deal GTC can be contacted at: dealgtc.com
Picture: Eng. Tambas U Solaiman, Geoff Brewer, David Frei, Meshal Al-Saleh, Archna Jain (f.l.t.r)