Grand Opening: EHC GLOBAL High Tech Centre (HTC)

On June 4th, 2013 EHC Global celebrated the Grand Opening ceremony of its new factory in Shanghai, China.

Known as EHC High Tech Centre (HTC), the factory represents a total area of over 10,000m²  and is dedicated to the advancement of TPU handrail and belt technologies using state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment.

Honored by 17 distinguished guests as well as EHC Shanghai’s top management team, the ceremony began with a welcome speech delivered by Mr. Stanley Shao – EHC Shanghai Executive Advisor, followed by a few words from EHC GLOBAL Founder & EHC Shanghai Chairman & Managing Director Mr. Ron Ball.  Mr. Ball briefly shared the history and development of EHC Shanghai; his personal involvement with its growth as a witness, contributor and participant of “the fantastic evolution in China” for the past 15 years.  Mr. Ball  also emphasized EHC Shanghai’s mission of providing gainful and meaningful employment for more than 250 people,  as well as “bringing some of the world’s best technology that will help us reduce our carbon footprint”.

Representatives of our esteemed guests, Mr. Eric Pelletier – Vice Consulate General of Canada, and Mr. Zhang Yu Li – Malu Town Mayor, then delivered their speeches. Mr. Zhang spoke highly of EHC’s contribution to local economic growth, and expressed delight agreeing with the achievements and results of EHC’s presence in China’s developmental market.  He went on to recognize EHC as an exemplary and excellent company invested in Jiading New City, and committed to offer continuous care and support to EHC’s growth by providing optimal services and creating a better environment.

Speeches were highlighted with the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon.  Mr. Eric Pelletier, Mr. Ron Ball, Mr. Sergio Garcia – EHC Shanghai Vice Managing Director, and Ms. Sun Wei – Deputy Head of Jiading District cut the ribbon to declare the official opening of HTC.

The event concluded with a full tour of the HTC facility, where visitors gained strong confidence in EHC’s future prosperity.

Honored guests and representatives seen above cutting the ceremonial ribbon.


EHC Global Supports Japanese Partners After 9.0 Magnitude Earthquake

The devastation of last week’s magnitude 9.0 earthquakes and resulting tsunami in Japan have brought with it challenges related to NT handrail supply, namely a disruption in our partner’s ability to supply in Japan. “Our heartfelt condolences go out to all the people residing in Japan along with our support for a speedy return to normalcy”, says Jeno Eppel, President.

EHC Global is proud to be partnered with Hitachi Cable and Tohoku Rubber in Japan for the manufacture and supply of NT handrails for the Japanese market. It is our highest priority to support Hitachi Cable and Tohoku Rubber by working together to develop an immediate and long-term solution to resume operations to the Japan market. It is during challenging times such as this that EHC’s officially licensed partner, Hitachi Cable and Tohoku Rubber, are counting on our moral and contractual responsibility to assist with their recovery efforts.

Handrail inventory allocations for Japan are being monitored closely and distribution is being coordinated through Hitachi Cable and Tohoku Rubber.

During such a massive recovery effort the continuity of business and the supply chain is not only critical but necessary over the long-haul. It is for this reason we ask that everyone looking to procure handrails for Japan in this time of need refrain from contacting any other EHC facilities for direct supply of handrail products to Japan.

We will continue to monitor the situation in Japan and work together with Hitachi Cable and Tohoku Rubber on a full recovery plan for the Japanese market. In doing so EHC is confident that we can support and service the Japan market during this recovery while continuing to meet all the needs of our other customers and partners globally.

We would ask all of our loyal customers world-wide to work with us as we help Japan respond to this crisis and encourage all to share with us their expected needs moving forward on a regular basis over the several months.



ADRail™ – A Revolutionary Advertising Product Is Seeking Asian Distributors

Advertising industry insiders now have one more reason to be excited about escalator handrail advertising (ADRail): EHC Global is now taking applications for distributors in major markets throughout Asia.

ADRail™ is featured in dynamic campaigns in such places as the Hong Kong MTR, Seoul Subway, and Japan Rail and has advertisers, the likes of: Coca-Cola, DHL, HSBC and L’Oreal singing its praises. EHC’s enthusiasm towards working with entrepreneurs and media contractors in making ADRail more widely available in transit systems, airports, convention centres and shopping centres is two-fold:

1) Bring awareness to the target product.

2) Create a niche within the advertising medium for a dynamic new mode of communication to the masses.

ADRail, quite literally, puts potentially millions of consumer’s hands directly onto its advertising messaging in high traffic locations each day. With ADRail, escalator riders are “in touch” with the message for up to 30 seconds – space can be utilized for short term ads, long term branding or public safety campaigns.

ADRail is applied on-site to existing escalator handrails by a trained technician in less than an hour and has been developed to ensure safety and reliability, not impeding escalator operation in any way.

Currently the world’s leader in the manufacturer of escalator handrails and numerous other lift industry components, EHC has patented escalator handrail advertising in several countries in Asia including China, Hong Kong, and Singapore.