ETA Melco, the global leader in providing end-to-end solutions in vertical transportation celebrated 35 years of their market presence in delivering excellence in a gala event held at the Grand Ballroom of Galadari Hotel on 10th September 2015.
Sri Lanka is now a growing market, where Colombo is being ranked as the fastest growing city in the recently completed annual study of Global Destination Index by MasterCard with a surging growth of 21.1 percent, investments in infrastructure.
Over 400 guests joined in celebrating this milestone event of ETA Melco in Sri Lanka, and the attendees included the company’s global management team, loyal clientele from many sectors representing banks, hotels and hospitality sector, Real-estate developers and other associated leaders in the construction industry including various professional consultants, architects, project managers, MEP consultants, quantity surveyors, directors and engineers in the civil, mechanical and electrical fields.
The welcome address was delivered by General Manager of Colombo operation, A. S. M. Zareer, who briefed the attendees on the milestones achieved by ETA MELCO-Colombo during this period of 35 years. Ahamed Meeran, Executive Director of ETA MELCO Global operation during his keynote address said that he was proud that ETA Melco, during its 3 decades of presence in this market, is presently enjoying a market share of over 60 percent in the elevator & escalator industry. He further stated “The driving force behind this success has been our core values such as passion for people, obsession with quality, drive for innovation and concern for community, all supported by excellent support received from the consultants, architects, project managers etc. in addition to our
Reiterating the superior performance of Mitsubishi transportation devices, Minoshima, Senior Manager from Mitsubishi Works, MELINA stated “The decision of choosing an elevator for a building is once a lifetime choice and it should be maintained very professionally. We enjoy the distinction of maintaining a breakdown rate of less than one breakdown call per unit per annum, and we want to improve it to one breakdown every two years. ETA MELCO also carries an extensive inventory of spare parts to attend to any breakdown, 24 hours a day, and 365 days of the year.”
ETA Melco, headquartered in Dubai, is a joint venture with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, the largest elevator and escalator manufactures in Japan and it works with a key business interest of supplying, installing, maintaining, repairing and modernising of Mitsubishi elevators, escalators, auto-walks and moving walks that are specifically designed with power regenerative mechanisms to optimising power savings for a greener tomorrow. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation’s technology and innovation drive, which is second to none, has become the key for ETA Melco to consolidate markets in which it operates.
ETA Melco, Sri Lanka operates with over 35 qualified factory trained engineers and over 250 supervisors and technicians to offer quality, safety, maintenance and proper installation of their products.
ETA Melco is the first elevator company in Sri Lanka to obtain ISO 9001:2008 certification from Bureau Veritas in the industry with a view to emphasising its focus on safety, quality and service and also operates a fully-fledged training centre affiliated with NAITA at Colombo 03, an authorised institute to issue NVQ 3 & 4 certifications in Sri Lanka.
The seminar also included presentations by Shimizu, Asst. Manager- Elevator & Escalator Section of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation on “Green initiatives and ECO products”, Madhusudan, General Manager - Global Marketing, Sales & Communications on “ETA MELCO Global Operations”, Shankaran, General Manager – Global Service Sales & Modernization on “ETA MELCO Maintenance, Network & Support” and Siva Kumar, Head of Global Safety on “Safety – It is a way of life”, which was finally concluded with Vote of Thanks by Takeshi Arai, Deputy Executive Director of ETA MELCO Global Operations, based in Dubai, U.A.E.