A new development for Gothenburg, Sweden is living metropolis, Karlastaden. Consisting of eight blocks and one pavilion, Karlastaden aims to create a mixed city, combining residences bringing 2000 apartments to the area, accommodation, shops and offices. A place where people can live, play and work.

One of the eight blocks will be Karlatornet which upon completion, will be the tallest building in Scandinavia standing at 245 metres and 73 floors. Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the architects of Karlatornet, are also behind under some of the world’s tallest buildings such as the Burj Khalifa and One World Trade Centre.

Alimak Service have been appointed to install five Alimak construction hoists and a common tower for Karlatornet, one of which is an Alimak Mammoth with a payload of up to 5,500 kilograms. This is the first time both an Alimak Mammoth and common tower will be used in Sweden. Installation will start during summer 2019 and is scheduled for completion during winter 2021/2022.

The hoists will serve as a critical part of the logistic flow throughout the complete building, serving all floors with large material via the Alimak Mammoth and utilising the high-speed hoists to give quick and easy access for personnel.

The Alimak Service team has worked in collaboration with the Alimak construction sales team to offer a complete end-to-end customer solution in providing the hoists, installation, service support and complete project management. With a commitment to providing the highest levels of product uptime and safety, the Karlatornet project demonstrates Alimak Service’s capability to support the world’s largest construction projects.

This depth of expertise combined with broad reach allows Alimak Service to deliver a wide range of service solutions specially tailored to the needs and requirements of each customer, with Karaltornet being no exception. For all of your service, parts and training enquiries for your vertical access system, please contact us.