Technologies for the cities of tomorrow

The new 246-metre-high elevator test tower is specially configured for the elevator technology of tomorrow: in the twelve shafts within the tower, which has a diameter of 21 metres, the engineers can test elevators at dizzying speeds of up to 18 m/s. With this tower, Rottweil becomes the centre for the future of vertical passenger transportation.

Three shafts with a height of 100 metres are specially earmarked for the testing of innovative TWIN and MULTI systems. With the MULTI elevator, the dream of simultaneously transporting several elevator cars is coming to life: the technology of magnetic levitation systems is entering the elevator sector, increasing handling capacity by up to 50% and significantly reducing the space required in buildings.


Planned innovations at the Rottweil location.

A new era of vertical (and horizontal) passenger transportation optimises efficiency and enables architects to build in more creative ways, at greater heights and design more user-friendly systems. With a number of elevator cars in a single shaft, users would not have to wait longer than 15 to 30 seconds for an elevator.

About us

thyssenkrupp Elevator

thyssenkrupp Elevator comprises the worldwide corporate group activities in the passenger transport systems business sector. With revenues of 7.7 billion € in the fiscal year 2016/2017 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator has established itself as one of the leading elevator companies in the world since market entry 40 years ago.

WE, thyssenkrupp Elevator, have been present in the research and business location Baden-Württemberg for many years with our elevator plant in Neuhausen a.d. Fildern.

Construction of the test and development tower has enabled us to deliver technologically leading and tested installations for the highest buildings in the world.