NEW HAVEN, CT, February 25, 2014 – Yale Locks & Hardware today announced that its products were chosen for use in the athlete housing at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. Apartments at the Youth Olympic Center will be equipped with Yale digital door locks (DDLs) from iRevo China and Yale doors from Tianming Door, China-based subsidiaries of Yale parent ASSA ABLOY.
The Youth Olympic Center is a complex specially designed for athletes taking part in the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games, which take place in Nanjing, August 16 to 28. The center includes a residential area with nearly 2,000 apartments covering over 150,000 square meters.
The Youth Olympic Games are a major international sporting occasion, so the Nanjing municipal government placed great emphasis on security. What’s more, they were looking for a modern design in tune with the event. Therefore, iRevo China and Tianming recommended Yale-branded products. A total of 1,500 sets of Yale DDLs and over 1,900 Yale doors were supplied for the project.
“Yale is a well-known brand suitable for such a global event,” said S.Z. Yin, China Central-Regional Sales Manager of iRevo. “Its products have excellent quality that meets the government’s requirements. And the modern design also suits young people’s tastes. Many other brands were eager to secure such an iconic project. However, iRevo and Tianming offered the best cost-effective solution.”
The developer was also satisfied with the products. Fei-xian Dong, Purchasing Manager of Nanjing Olympic Sports Construction Development, said, “The Youth Olympic Center, along with the entire event, has drawn a lot of attention from the government and around the world. That’s why we needed to make sure the products were of high quality, which is what Yale provided.”
Yale Locks & Hardware has provided dependable security since 1840. Yale Locks & Hardware is an ASSA ABLOY Group company with plant operations in Berlin, Connecticut. The company offers a broad range of door hardware and locks including an extensive selection of residential hardware, as well as a wide assortment of mid-tier commercial products. This includes an extensive array of cylindrical and mortise locks, exit devices, door closers, electromechanical products and key systems, as well as windstorm certified hardware, decorative levers, and photoluminescent and antimicrobial hardware coatings. For more information visit www.yalerealliving.com.
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