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.


ADRail™ Escalator Handrail Advertising Now Available In The Netherlands

EHC Global, the world’s largest escalator handrail manufacturer is pleased to announce that they have signed an exclusive licensing agreement with AdOnsite to sell their patented escalator handrail advertising technology (ADRail™) throughout the Netherlands.

The partnership was announced during MARCOM where ADRail was introduced to hundreds of prospective Dutch advertisers. With the current economic climate, property owners are looking for new revenue opportunities and advertisers are looking to focus their advertising dollars on new media, especially near, or at the point of purchase. ADRail meets all of those needs as escalators are located in high traffic locations – shopping malls, airports, transits and convention centres.

EHC Global developed and Patented (EP1152971 – granted September 1, 2004) a specialized pressure sensitive adhesive film, using 4-coulor process digital printing, that can be applied to existing escalator handrails by AdOnsite.

Over the past 12 months, EHC Global has established a number of ADRail™ licensing agreements around the world including: USA, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Israel, China, and Japan.

“We are pleased to have another major European market available for advertisers to capitalize on the significant brand recall that ADRail™ offers. Forward-thinking entrepreneurs know a good business opportunity when they see it, and are getting in line to distribute ADRail™” said Jeno Eppel, EHC President.

“EHC holds over 20 worldwide patents for advertising on escalator handrails. With more than 400,000 escalators in the world, we continuously review applications by companies who want to acquire a successful turn-key operation. AdOnsite is a great partner for EHC in the Netherlands – they have a loyal customer base and a desire to introduce innovative advertising mediums to them.”

PCT Patent # 1152971 Granted – Applying Advertising To Escalator Handrails

EHC (Escalator Handrail Company – founded by Ronald H. Ball) has been granted PCT Patent #1152971 for applying advertising to escalator handrails.

Application Date: February 18, 2000 and granted on September 1, 2004

EHC’s PCT Patent #1152971 covers:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom