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Fujitec Ltd.
フジテック株式会社
Fujitec logo

Founded

1948 (Osaka, Japan)

Founder

Shotaru Uchiyama

Headquarter

Miyatacho, Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, Japan

Website

www.fujitec.com
www.fujitec.jp

Fujitec (Japanese: フジテック Fujitekku) is a Japanese elevator and escalator manufacturer based in Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

History

Fujitec was founded by Honorary Mr. Shotaru Uchiyama in 1948 and at that time it was based in Ibaraki Prefecture, Osaka. In 1964, a branch in Hong Kong was established. Later in 1968, Fujitec opened another branch in South Korea and in 1972, a branch in Singapore was established. In 2006, Fujitec moved its headquarters to Miyatacho, Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

In 2001, the American division acquires the New York-based Serge Elevator Company. In the United States, Fujitec was known as Fujitec-Serge for a period of time, at least in the New York area.

Notable products

Elevators (current)

AC-GL

An elevator for large scale buildings with 2 to 10 m/s speeds. It is only sold in the United Kingdom.

Belta

Belta is Fujitec's trademark machine room less elevator, powered by the Talon gearless hoisting machine.

ECEED

This is a standard machine room less elevator type introduced in 1998 and only sold in Japan. ECEED-e 2 is a later version of ECEED which was launched in 2001.

ERITO

ERITO is a small machine room traction elevator, introduced and only sold in India.

Exceldyne

Exceldyne is a traction elevator with machine room and VVVF drives.

EXDNii-CITY

A standard traction elevator which is only sold in Taiwan.

Fusiondrive II

Fusiondrive II is a machine room less elevator that appears to be only sold in Argentina and possibly other South American countries.

FLEX-NX

FLEX-NX is an elevator group supervisory control system for high-rise buildings. It is also possible to be combined with the EZShuttle destination dispatch system.

GLVF

GLVF is a series of small machine room and machine room less traction elevator for low to high-rise buildings, sold in all regions except North America.

  • GLVF-II: Machine room less elevators for up to 32 floors
  • GLVF-D: High-rise elevators with VVVF drives and Permanent Magnet gearless machine. Serves up to 56 floors.
  • GLVF-E: Low to mid-rise elevator for up to 32 floors.
  • GLVF-H: Similar to GLVF-D, but only serves up to 40 floors.

KYUTO

KYUTO is a series of small machine room and machine room less traction elevators which are only sold in India. The small machine room elevators are the KYUTOe, KYUTO GD, and KYUTO GDE. The machine room less elevators are the KYUTO MRL, KYUTO MRL-II, and KYUTO-MRLE.

ML-GS and MLGS-II

Machine room less elevators for buildings up to 24 floors.

MRL-II

A machine room less elevator only sold in India.

RAKUL

RAKUL is a machine room less elevator designed for railway stations in Japan with limited space. Introduced in 2001, this elevator usually features two entrance doors, sometimes with one in the front and another one is on the side of the car.

REXIA

REXIA is a new machine room less elevator with similar designs as the ZEXIA small machine room elevator. This elevator can serves up to 30 floors.

Sky Salon

Sky Salon is Fujitec's observation elevator, designed for both indoor and outdoor applications.

Viridian

Viridian is series of traction elevator model only sold in the United States and Canada. There are four models currently sold:

XFSN

XFSN is Fujitec's machine room less elevator only sold in Vietnam and Argentina.

XIOR

Main article: Fujitec XIOR

XIOR is the current machine room elevator which is only sold in Japan, launched in 2008.

ZEXIA

ZEXIA is Fujitec's small machine room traction elevator which can serve up to 40 floors. It has similar designs as the REXIA MRL (see above).

Elevators (former)

  • ELISIO and New ELISIO: Traction elevator only sold in Japan, made from 1991 to 1998.
  • Excelain: VVVF controlled traction elevator, launched in 1984.
  • Order ECEED: Custom type version of ECEED elevators, made from 2002 to 2009.
  • Royal Superdyne: A standard traction elevator with microcomputer controls, launched in 1978.
  • XJ Series: Custom type elevator only sold in Japan, discontinued in 2002 and succeeded by Order ECEED (see above).

Escalators

  • GS8000-HV: Heavy duty escalators for public transport facilities.
  • GS8000-NX: Current standard type escalator for public buildings, launched in 2008.
  • Fujitec GS8100 Autowalk: Horizontal or inclined moving walk.

Locations

Fujitec originally headquartered in Ibaraki, Osaka, but moved to Miyatacho, Hikone, Shiga Prefecture on April 3, 2006. Their headquarter also known as the Big Wing. Their escalator factory, known as the Big Step is located in Toyooka, Hyogo Prefecture. They also have a training facility known as the Big Fit.

Outside Japan, Fujitec have factories and manufacturing plants located in:

  • Suburbs of Beijing, China
  • Shanghai, China (also known as Fujitec Shanghai City)
    • Shanghai Huasheng (escalator factory)
  • Hong Kong, China (Chinese: 富士達)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Bedok, Singapore (since 1972)
  • Batam, Riau Islands, Indonesia
  • India
  • Ohio, United States

They also have two branches in Europe, located in the United Kingdom and Germany. These branches were established in 1988 and 1992 respectively.

Distributors

  • Al Yousuf Elevators & Escalators LLC (United Arab Emirates)
  • BEMCO / Bseiso Engineering Materials Corp. (Jordan)
  • Builtec Corporation (Lebanon)
  • Gulf Integrated Vertical Solutions W.L.L. (Bahrain)
  • Rise Co. / Rah Iab Sarfam Engineering Co. (Iran)

Notable installations

Main article: List of notable Fujitec elevator installations

Incidents

Century Square (Hong Kong) elevator incident

To be added

Marsiling HDB elevator incident

A Fujitec elevator in Block 17 Marsiling Lane HDB, Singapore was badly damaged on June 9, 2013.[1] It was reported that the elevator damage was due to a door alignment defect, which was suspected to be due to vandalism, but it turns out that the damage was suspected to be from misuse by workers. A spokesperson for Fujitec said that workers who move materials in and out of the elevator would use a piece of cardboard or wood to wedge the doors open. This repeated force into the gap, would cause the safety edge to become loose, and lean outwards towards the landing doors and get stuck when the elevator goes upwards, causing the doors to be dislodged from the door tracks.[2]

Gallery

Trivia

  • Fujitec has two machine room less elevator models which are only found in Japan. They are XIOR (for residential and commercial buildings) and RAKUL (for railway stations only).
  • Fujitec has also came out with a special operation mode called Pet Mode. This mode is only found on the XIOR elevators in Japan.
  • Fujitec is currently the only independent major Japanese manufacturer that only manufactures elevators and escalators.
  • Fujitec is also the largest elevator company operating in Singapore, with the majority of its installations found in Housing and Development (HDB) flats. Fujitec has its presence in Singapore since 1972.
  • When Fujitec entered Singapore in 1972, it was established as Singapore Fuji Elevator (SFE). SFE was formed by three companies; Fuji Transport Industry of Osaka, Japan, Development Bank of Singapore and A.C.T. Enterprises Pte. Ltd. It established a manufacturing plant in Bedok New Town, which is still operated by Fujitec today.
  • Fujitec elevator installations in Hong Kong which dates back to the 1960s were also branded as FUJI.
  • It's official mascot is Tecky.

Notes and references

  1. What happened to this lift in Marsiling?
  2. Vandals damaged Marsiling lift but repaired already, says Town Council

See also

External links

Major elevator companies
DoverExpress LiftFujitecHitachiHyundaiKoneMitsubishiOtisSchindlerSigmaThyssenthyssenkruppToshiba
Full list: List of elevator and escalator companies
See also: Third-party elevator maintenance companies

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