Technologies for tomorrow's cities

The new, 246-metre (807ft) elevator test tower is specially designed for the elevator technology of tomorrow: The tower – with a diameter of 21 metres (69ft) – features twelve shafts in which engineers can test elevators travelling at dizzying speeds of up to 18 m/s. This tower puts Rottweil at the forefront of developments in vertical passenger transportation.

Three 100-metre (328ft) high shafts have been specially designed for testing innovative MULTI systems. With the advent of the MULTI elevator, the dream of transporting several elevator cars at once can finally become reality. MAGLEV technology first developed for high-speed trains is now finding its way into the elevator industry, increasing conveying capacity by up to 50 percent and considerably reducing the space required to install elevators in buildings.


Innovations at the Rottweil site

A new era of vertical (and horizontal) passenger transport optimises efficiency and enables architects to build more creative, higher and more user-friendly buildings. Using multiple elevator cars in a single shaft would reduce the time spent waiting for an elevator to 15-30 seconds.

About us

thyssenkrupp Elevator

thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of €8.0 billion in fiscal year 2018/2019 and customers in over 100 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities.

thyssenkrupp Elevator have been a constant presence in Baden-Württemberg for many years, with our elevator plant in Neuhausen on the Fildern contributing to the region's position as a centre for research and a key economic hub.

The construction of the research and development tower has put us in a position to supply cutting-edge, tested elevator technology for the world's tallest buildings.