Buildings have a unavoidable impact on everything we do in our lives. Today, the buildings are evolving to be more efficient, reliable and safe. The architects are trying to create a bright, functional, and well planned building design that would stimulate creativity, improve the flow of energy, increase performance, and create a well-balanced personal space. Many residential complexes and business hubs display how luxury and comfort once relegated to either home, office, retail, or hospitality categories have merged. Two of the most important of these amenities remain the vertical mobility solutions and the air-conditioning that make these buildings more than just homes or office, and transcend them into offering an experience.
With global expertise and local understanding, Toshiba is helping design smart building solutions that are at the heart of buildings and that can adapt over time. More than 140 years of experience give Toshiba a solid foundation to know how to bring automation to buildings to make them more efficient, responsive and adaptable.
Toshiba’s elevators excel on performance, comfortable ride, safety, environment sustainability, aesthetics, and after sales support, which form the cornerstones of elevator industry. Through its subsidiary Toshiba Johnson Elevators India (TJEI), Toshiba is well placed to cater to all segments of Indian elevator market, from high-end premium segment, to upper–mid segment. In last 6 years, TJEI has registered a Y-o-Y CAGR of 10-15%. Continuing the growth trajectory, TJEI aims to achieve top market share in its targeted segment by achieving a sales target of 2,000 units per year by FY2022.
In 2019, TJEI announced the capturing of its largest order till date in India for 128 elevators in Surat Diamond Bourse (SDB). The scope of work entails supply, installation and maintenance of the 128 elevator units. Toshiba will install high-tech world class premium elevators for Surat Diamond Bourse with 12-car group control system. All the elevators come with ‘Destination Control Systems’ for seamless traffic handling.
As for Toshiba Destination Control System (DCS), Toshiba has recently been awarded with the top distinction in this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD, the iF Gold Award. From 7,298 submissions, only 75 were awarded the gold by the independent expert iF jury. The winning FLOORNAVI, won in the discipline Product, in the Public Sector / Government category. The jury stated regarding its decision:
“Toshiba has designed an efficient elevator DCS in line with universal design to cater to the needs of able and disabled people. Artificial intelligence allows for floor destinations to be bundled effectively, reducing waiting time. The simple and easy interface is readily adaptable to various architecture contexts.”
Espousing its global reputation for ultra-high-speed elevators, TJEI has brought high-speed elevators with maximum speed of 6m/sec to India.
With an augmented focus on ‘Made-for-India’ products, TJEI has set up a Training Centre and Distribution Centre (TCDC) to focus on quality improvement activities and provide highly reliable products to the market, with safety and security as its top priority. TCDC will allow TJEI to further improve the efficiency of on-site work by advanced stocking and assembling parts facilities.
For over 30 years, Toshiba has reinforced its position as a leader in the air-conditioning market by investing heavily to develop and maintain the quality of products that differentiate it from other manufacturers. Toshiba is one of the first brands to bring the inverter revolution in India and has long been respected for its technologically advanced, energy-efficient air-conditioning solutions. With continuous product innovation and channel partners, Toshiba has been growing rapidly in the air-conditioning business in India.
Demand for the energy-efficient systems is on the rise for use in luxury condominiums. In recent years user expectations of air conditioning systems have changed. The Toshiba VRF systems can optimize room comfort and reduces energy and maintenance costs, combined with maximized simplicity and operating flexibility. VRF benefits from the advantages of direct expansion linked to inverter control and the most sophisticated electronic control. This technology has many advantages, from the system design to the installation and operation phase. The wide range of indoor units makes VRF the most flexible choice to satisfy any building requirement.
As buildings turn smarter, they are becoming physical manifestation of saying ‘we want you to feel comfortable and relax’. They should be able to adapt to the needs of the people and the businesses within them. With advantages like dedicated manufacturing set-up, R&D to design India-specific products, highly motivated sales and after-sales team, backed by the lineage of 140 years of experience, Toshiba is the only global company that can offer building solutions to complete the vision envisaged by the developers.