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Schindler Elevator Corporation Opens Hanover, Pennsylvania, Manufacturing-Operations Center

Area Development Online News Desk (02/25/2014)
Schindler Elevator Corporation, the North American operation of the Swiss-based Schindler Group, a leading global mobility provider, opened its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

A part of the Schindler global supply chain, the 150,000 square-foot facility will provide support for the North American market and will focus on producing customer-facing components such as doors, entrances, jambs and elevator cab interiors. The plant also includes the company’s Order Consolidation Center, an order fulfillment warehouse which help Schindler achieve lead times that are among the shortest in the industry for customer delivery.

“We are very excited to be opening this new factory in South Central Pennsylvania where we have had a manufacturing presence for many years,” said Jakob Zueger, CEO, Schindler Americas. “We help our customers achieve their green building and sustainability goals in projects around the world every day, but this facility is another example of how Schindler is truly embracing sustainability in our own business as well.”

The Hanover facility is strategically located to achieve some of the shortest customer delivery lead times in the industry, the company said. The facility reinforces Schindler’s commitment to environmental protection and sustainability, earning North America’s first LEED Gold green building certification for an elevator manufacturing plant. Schindler’s Hanover facility achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water conservation, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

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