Mitsubishi Electric Achieves Three GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Titles for Fastest and Tallest Elevators

All three models operating in Shanghai Tower, China's tallest building

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TOKYO, Decemember 9, 2016 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that Mitsubishi Electric elevators have achieved three GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® titles for the following record categories: Fastest lift (elevator), Tallest lift (elevator) in a building and Fastest double-deck lift (elevator). All three models are operating in the 632-meter Shanghai Tower, China's tallest building. Mitsubishi Electric received the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS certificates during a ceremony in its head office, Tokyo on December 8.

Presentation ceremony

The Mitsubishi Electric elevators were certified by Guinness World Records Ltd. as follows:

Fastest lift (elevator): one unit that travels at 1,230 meters per minute, or 73.8 kilometers per hour, directly from the second basement level to the observation deck on the 119th floor in just about 53 seconds
Tallest lift (elevator): in a building: two emergency-use units that travel 578.55 meters between the third basement level and the 121st floor
Fastest double-deck lift (elevator): eight units that travel at 600 meters per minutes, or 36.0 kilometers per hour, directly between the ground floor and hotel lobby on the 101st floor

Mitsubishi Electric Elevators Delivered to Shanghai Tower (world records in bold)

Delivered to Shanghai Tower (Shanghai Zhongxin Dasha)
Owned by Shanghai Tower Construction and Development Co., Ltd.
Elevators Total of 114 units:
- 3 ultra-high-speed shuttle lifts (elevators) to observation deck, including
1 traveling at up to 1,230 m/min (the speed is controllable depending on the traffic conditions) and 2 at 1,080 m/min
- 64 mid- to high-speed elevators traveling at 150 to 480 m/min, including
2 emergency-use elevators traveling total distances of 578.55 meters
- 20 double-deck lifts (elevators), including 8 traveling at 600 m/min
- 27 low-speed elevators traveling at up to 105 m/min
Manufacturers Inazawa Works, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Shanghai Mitsubishi Elevator Co., Ltd.
Mitsubishi Electric Shanghai Electric Elevator Co., Ltd.
Installer Shanghai Mitsubishi Elevator Co., Ltd.

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