Officials at the Korea Elevator Safety Agency (KoELSA) explain to a visitor their company’s products on display at KoELSA’s pavilion at the interlift 2017 that took place in Augsburg, Germany, from Oct. 17- 20. (Photos: KoELSA)
Dignitaries, including acting President Paek Joon-ho of the Korea Elevator Safety Agency, attend a ceremony to mark the 2017 anniversary of Elevator Safety Day at the El Tower in Seoul on Nov. 10.
The Korea Elevator Safety Agency (KoELSA) participated in the interlift 2017 event and lent a helping hand to “excellent” Korean SMEs in exploring overseas markets. The KoELSA also utilized intelift 2017 as an opportunity to publicize the International Lift Expo Korea 2018 Korea will host.
The KoELSA participated in interlift 2017 in Augsburg, Germany, from Oct. 17- 20 along with four Korean SMEs, including Daesung IDS.
Interlift, held biennially, is one of the world’s largest lift trade fairs. Interlift 2017 attracted 574 companies from 48 countries.
About 110 companies, including WITTUR participating in the intelift 2017, toured the KoELSA’s pavilion designed to publicize the International Lift Expo Korea 2018. The KoELSA discussed ways of promoting international cooperation, including the texpo, with the project manager of AFAG Messen und Ausstellungen GmbH, the organizer of the inerlift 2017. The KoELSA met with the vice chairman of the China Elevator Association and officials of the National Elevator Union (NLU) of Russia and requested for their country companies’ participation in the International Lift Expo Korea 2018.
The four Korean companies which participated in the interlift 2017 held negotiations on exports worth about $ 9 million. They have signed contracts worth about $1.4 million.
Joachim Kalsdorf, secretary general of interlift, extended thanks for the KoELSA and Korean companies’ participation. He expressed his willingness to participate in the International Lift Export Korea 2018 and promised to encourage German companies to attend the expo.
The KoELSA is the only Korean institution to specialize in elevator safety management (as an affiliated organization of the Ministry of Public Safety and Security). It was established by integrating the Korea Elevator Safety Institute (KESI) and the Korea Elevator Safety Technology Institute (KEST) on July 1, 2016 in accordance with the Elevator Facilities Safety Management Act.