Thyssenkrupp details role in 2015 Rugby World Cup


With the 2015 Rugby World Cup being hailed as the most successful in the tournament’s history, Thyssenkrupp has revealed details of its involvement in staging the event at Twickenham in the UK – host nation England’s home venue.

In total, Thyssenkrupp supplied nine elevators at Twickenham, staffed by two engineers for each game. These service engineer teams, organized by repairs department supervisor Ian Kettridge, were on hand for a total of 10 events, working from noon until midnight to ensure fans were transported around the stadium safely.

Michael Burns, a Thyssenkrupp engineer, commented, “Although we were not able to watch the games themselves, you could really feel that the atmosphere around the stadium was buzzing, and that was great to be part of.”

Wilhelm Nehring, CEO of Thyssenkrupp Elevator UK added, “The Rugby World Cup 2015 was a tremendous sporting event that really had the world on the edge of their seats. We were proud to have played a part in giving fans a top experience when at Twickenham with our world-class elevators to keep them moving and on time during their visit. Not only were fans transported smoothly around the stadium, our leading energy efficient technologies also helped reduce energy usage, resulting in significant costs savings – so a win-win for all.”

January 22, 2016

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