May 21, 2013
I had been working in the lift industry for 43 years in the technical fields on site, testing new lifts and technical support on completed lifts. The companies I worked for are Express Lift Co. Ltd. (UK) for 30 years and ThyssenKrupp (UK) for 13 years. Out of 43 years I was working overseas for 20 years mainly in West Africa, Middle East and Far East. I found both companies very good to work for because I was needed in my fields, this is the case with most lift companies in most countries. I can not say the same for managerial positions. It would be very difficult to work in foreign countries now a days because of recession. ThyssenKrupp is going to lay off a lot of staff, mainly in the managerial positions all over the world. I retired recently.