Prysmian Group to Acquire EHC Global

To Our Valued and Respected Customers,

We are pleased to announce that EHC Global (EHC) has entered into an agreement to sell 100% of EHC to Prysmian Group. The completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

Prysmian Group’s Draka Elevator business, based in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, is a leading manufacturer of engineered elevator cables with over 35 years of experience in the lift industry. Under the leadership of Sterrett Lloyd, Draka Elevator has built a global reputation for providing high-quality, innovative components essential for safe, efficient, and reliable elevator operation.

This is a very exciting, strategic and historic event for both companies, for our employees, and our customers. EHC and Draka Elevator are well-established, respected and highly complementary companies with nearly 80 years of combined experience and leadership in the global vertical transportation industry. Both organizations hold similar principles and values and share a common vision and passion for developing innovative and sustainable solutions that optimize safety, enhance value, and meet the most challenging demands of OEMs, designers, building owners, and facility managers. We now have a great opportunity to build upon this incredible foundation and further strengthen our world-leading brands.

Following the completion of the transaction, our organizations will be working closely together to smoothly integrate our operations and to develop and implement strategies that are in the best long-term interests of our customers and global distribution partners.

In the coming weeks, we will reach out to you with additional information regarding the transaction and the benefits we believe it will bring to your organization and to your customers. Until the completion of the transaction, please continue on a business-as-usual basis, with your existing EHC Sales and Service representatives.

Please join us as we embark on an exciting and prosperous future for our customers, partners and employees.

Thank you and best regards,


Ronald Ball, Founder & Chairman

Jeno Eppel, President & CEO

Motionitalia Selects EHC Global’s ADRail™ Handrail Solution to Increase Brand Awareness and Engage Attendees at 2019 interzum Trade Show in Cologne, Germany

July 31, 2019 (Oshawa, Canada) ─ EHC Global (EHC), a leading manufacturer of handrails, rollers, composite steel belts, and components to the vertical transportation industry, is proud to announce Motionitalia has recently implemented EHC’s ADRail™ handrail solution to increase brand awareness and engage attendees at the 2019 interzum international trade show held from May 21 to 24 at Koelnmesse exhibition center in Cologne, Germany. Headquartered in Italy, Motionitalia is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative components and solutions for the furniture industry. ADRail™ has been specifically developed by EHC for escalators and moving walks and consists of a custom graphic film applied directly over the handrail by a qualified installer. ADRail™ features an antimicrobial surface and is ideal for short-term advertising, branding, and safety awareness campaigns. ADRail™ also provides a source of ancillary revenue for building owners, property managers, and event organizers. Each day, EHC helps millions of people all over the world move safely and comfortably in convention centers, public transit systems, shopping malls, office buildings, hospitals, airports, and other urban spaces.

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Media Contact:

John M. Calderon
Director of Marketing
EHC Global
1287 Boundary Road, Oshawa, ON L1J 6Z7 (Canada)
O: 905-432-6600, Ext. 217
M: 647-456-7547

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.


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