Situated in Lujiazui, Pudong New Area of Shanghai, the Shanghai Tower stands tall as China's tallest high-rise building, soaring to a height of 632 meters. SMEC, the leading player in the elevator industry, has made a remarkable contribution to the Shanghai Tower. With a total of 106 elevators provided for Bid Sections A and B, SMEC has set new industry standards. These elevators include high-speed and double-car shuttle elevators that have achieved impressive records. Notably, three 18m/s shuttle elevators traveling from the ground floor to the 118th-floor sightseeing hall for 565 meters are the fastest in the world. Additionally, four 10m/s double-car shuttle elevators reaching the hotel's sky lobby on the 101st floor for 470 meters have the highest travel distance worldwide. SMEC's elevators have not only enhanced vertical transportation within the tower but have also established the Shanghai Tower as a symbol of engineering excellence and technological advancement.
The Jinmao Tower, located in Lujiazui, Pudong New Area of Shanghai, is an 88-storey high-rise building standing at a height of 420.5 meters. With a floor area of 289,000 square meters, it can accommodate over 1,000 tourists. Its efficient vertical transportation system comprises two 9m/s high-speed elevators, transporting visitors from the underground first floor to the sightseeing floor in just 45 seconds. From this vantage point, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the city. As a testament to China's reform, opening up, and rapid economic development, the Jinmao Tower proudly utilizes 79 elevators and escalators manufactured by SMEC, solidifying its status as an iconic symbol.
Shanghai Pudong International Airport
As one of the world's major aviation hubs, the airport boasts an impressive annual passenger throughput of 80 million and handles 5 million tons of cargo. Notably, the Shanghai Pudong International Airport stands out as the only airport in the world that allows tourists to visit its control tower, making it a popular attraction among large-scale modern airports. With 384 Mitsubishi elevators and escalators incorporated into the project, SMEC has been entrusted with the installation and long-term maintenance responsibilities. This collaboration ensures the airport's seamless vertical transportation, further enhancing its grandeur and operational efficiency.
Dubai Light Rail Transit
The Dubai Light Rail Transit project, initiated and financed by the Dubai Municipal Government, saw the involvement of SMEC in supplying a remarkable total of 446 escalators. This substantial contribution represents the highest number of escalators provided by SMEC in any public transport project to date. Specifically, the Dubai Metro's green line utilized A-type escalators, out of which 162 escalators were honored with the esteemed title of "Best Project of the Year" by the renowned American magazine Elevator World. This recognition underscores the exceptional quality and impact of SMEC's escalators in the prestigious Dubai Metro project.
Saudi Pak Tower, Islamabad
The Saudi Pak Tower, the first multistory building in Islamabad, stands as an iconic structure in the city's skyline. Designed by Nayar Ali Dada, the modern architectural marvel draws inspiration from Islamic aesthetics, featuring blue tiles, white perforated grills, and intricate geometric patterns. In 2017, as part of a reconstruction project, three custom-designed SMEC elevators were installed in the tower. These medium-speed elevators boast the latest artificially intelligent group control system, optimizing vertical traffic management and enhancing the efficiency of this high-occupancy building.
TF Complex, Islamabad
Taking inspiration from a computer screen, the TF complex sets itself apart from traditional building designs. Initially contracted to supply three cutting-edge elevators for the main building, JPL later secured an additional contract for three units to serve the extension. These elevators have proven their durability over time, delivering seamless operation for the client even after 15 years of service.
Dolmen Mall, Karachi
Dolmen Mall, Pakistan's pioneering international-level shopping destination, revolutionized the country's real estate sector with its contemporary approach to shopping complexes. Setting new benchmarks for purpose-built malls, it propelled Pakistan into the 21st century. In 2005, JPL secured the contract to supply and install all elevators and escalators for this mixed-use complex, successfully delivering on its commitment.
Pakistan Kidney & Liver Institute, Lahore
Pakistan Kidney & Liver Institute (PKLI), is Pakistan's premier purpose-built tertiary care hospital, stands as the country's largest facility adhering to international standards. With a specialization in Kidney and Liver diseases, including organ transplants, KLI plays a vital role in healthcare. In 2017, JPL was entrusted with the contract to provide, install, and manage thirty elevators, encompassing hospital bed lifts and passenger lifts, along with eight semi-outdoor escalators.
Lyallpur Galleria Mall, Faisalabad
Lyallpur Galleria Mall, nestled in the heart of Faisalabad, exudes timeless charm with its homage to classical British architecture. It stands as an iconic shopping destination, boasting the distinction of Pakistan's first four fully outdoor escalators. Designed and manufactured by SMEC, these escalators are engineered to operate seamlessly in any weather condition, including rain, offering uninterrupted convenience and accessibility to visitors.
Agha Khan Hospital, Karachi
Agha Khan Hospital, a renowned institution in Pakistan's healthcare sector, stands tall as one of the country's top hospitals. Its distinctive architecture draws inspiration from the warm earthy hues of the desert landscape. JPL was entrusted with the task of supplying three key bed elevators for the hospital, tailored with customized interiors and finishes to complement the ambiance and theme of the building, catering to the specific needs of patients.
Arfa Technology Park, Lahore
Arfa Technology Park, conceived as a pioneering IT development and technology hub, became Pakistan's first high-rise constructed by China State Engineering and Construction Corporation. JPL was entrusted with the contract in 2008 to deliver cutting-edge technology, including six high-speed passenger elevators and two medium-speed observation elevators. These elevators were seamlessly integrated with the building management services, enabling remote monitoring and control of the elevators for enhanced operational efficiency.