Schindler Elevators awarded major projects by Hemas Holdings for two Anantara branded resorts

Trade Promoters Pvt Ltd, the local distributor for Schindler in Sri Lanka, have been awarded a large contract to supply 18 elevators to Anantara Peace Haven Resort Tangalle and the Anantara Kalutara Resort, further increasing market share as the elevator of choice for luxury hotel projects on the island.

Anantara Peace Haven Resort Tangalle (152 rooms and pool villas) is hidden on a rocky outcrop along a secluded stretch of Sri Lanka’s southernmost coastline and is set amidst a 42 acre coconut plantation. Schindler have completed the installation of 5 Schindler 3300AP elevators, one of the many mobility solutions under Schindler’s low-rise category. Ingeniously designed and flexible to install, the elevator was chosen to be fitted with a machine room-less design that saves space to cater for more architectural flexibility. The advanced Traction Media and small sized controller saves further space requiring only a small shaft size to install the elevator, which in turn allows for more design freedom.

Anantara Kalutara Resort (141 luxury rooms, suites and pool villas) is located on a secluded beachfront setting along Sri Lanka’s southwest coast, only an hour away from the excitement of Colombo. 13 elevators are currently under installation, in preparation for the opening of the resort on 1 July 2016. Once again, Hemas chose the Schindler 3300AP model, adopting a gearless motor that is 40% more energy efficient as compared to a conventional geared motor. It also has an optimised stand-by mode where lights and ventilation are switched off and the drive, controller and door drive power consumption is reduced when not in use. This leads to low power consumption amongst other features.

The Schindler 3300 AP’s success story in the Sri Lankan vertical transportation market is attributed to the fact that it is not just a mere moving platform that transports passengers vertically but is built with precision Swiss engineering and conforms to International safety standards (such as the European Lift Standards, EN81) with automatic evacuation to the nearest floor in case of power failure – a standard safety feature with Schindler and one that is particularly useful in Sri Lanka given regular power fluctuations. The elevator is also equipped with electro-mechanical doors that prevent guests from reaching out of the elevator when it is moving and the infra-red door sensors (light curtains) automatically reopen the doors if an object or person is detected while the doors are closing. The doors also have a standard 2-hour fire rating.

About Trade Promoters Pvt Ltd

Trade Promoters Limited (TPL), established in 1976, is a service-based company specialising in technology for power and for movement. With its team of experienced engineering staff and trained technicians, TPL has become a key player for multiple power and locomotion projects in Sri Lanka. TPL has supplied (among a host of other projects) elevators, escalators and the first moving walks in Sri Lanka to the Bandaranaike International Airport, which represents the busiest elevator, escalator and moving walk operation in Sri Lanka.

About Schindler

Founded in Switzerland in 1874, the Schindler Group is a leading global provider of elevators, escalators and related services. Schindler mobility solutions move one billion people every day all over the world. Behind the company’s success are over 56,000 employees in more than 100 countries. Schindler products can be found in many well-known buildings throughout the globe including office buildings, hotels, airports, shopping malls/retail establishments and specialty buildings.

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