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1/2014 - January/February
Please forgive banality: “new year, new life!” In addition to our renowned high quality contents, this year we are going to introduce some new columns. The aim is to further enrich the range of our contents.
Starting from issue 1, in Topical Subjects, you will find Business & Finance. This is a new service for companies. They normally deal with lifts, laws, techniques, exhibitions, etc. Now we are opening a window on finance: another strategic issue for their business. In this first paper, we publish the result of a survey, carried out by specialists, among Italian industrial companies operating abroad and in foreign markets (in the lift and non-lift industry): strategies, corporate risk protection, relationship between companies and banks, etc.
From issue 2, we will present some more new columns. The first one has been developed together with CEN/CENELEC, prestigious bodies at European and international level. The articles will be focussed on the activities these standardisation committees are carrying out in favour of the SMEs, the backbone of the European economy.
The other new column is for those working on the field. We will deal with safety at work for installation and maintenance workers.
In this issue (Topical Subjects), we deal with Interlift and the tech seminars that were carried out on the fringe of the expo. We interviewed the president of the newborn Component Committee, created inside AssoAscensori. Then we introduce Small Business Standards (SBS), the newly-established association representing European SMEs in the standardisation process. Finally, we propose to our readers the view point of people with disabilities: lifts are a blessing and a pain to them. Three highlights for Techniques. The evolution of EN81-1/2 to EN81-20/50. Then non-linear energy accumulation buffers. Last but not least, NTC 2008 standards and lifts.
Final highlights. Starting from issue 1/2014, up to issue 6/2105, we will reprint the articles published in the “How It Works 3” booklet, which was realised in cooperation with the German lift association VFA-Interlift. By the way...“How It Works 2” will be launched in Mumbai at the IEE Expo, in its Hindi/English version. Following we will present “How It Works 3” (Chinese/English) at the WEE Expo in Guangzhou.
... idle hands is not our standard!.
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