The 9th Singapore-Guangdong Collaboration Council meeting on 24 August 2018 saw the extension of Surbana Jurong’s smart lift monitoring project with Guangzhou Academy of Special Equipment Inspection (GZSEI).
The partnership is part of the Council’s five-year plan to support the Chinese province’s Smart City initiatives and focus on areas such as intellectual property protection. In China, the total number of lift installations and maintenance market size is estimated to reach 5.9 million units and S$9.7 billion respectively by 2020, said Poon Joe Keen, Managing Director of Smart City Solutions. “This partnership between Surbana Jurong and GZSEI will help technology transformation and product service application,” he added. “It will also promote the development and application of elevator IoT platforms in China.”
This agreement is an extension to Smart City Solutions’ first lift monitoring project in Guangzhou city, where the team currently monitors and analyses up to 600 lifts in private estates and government buildings. In the next phase, the team will deploy these smart city solutions to escalators and elevators in Guangzhou Railway Station, Haizhu District and Zhongxin Guangzhou Knowledge City.