In March, STEP was officially established and we introduced the 2.5m/s DCVV elevator control system.
We established a branch in Beijing, and rolled out our new elevator remote monitoring system.
We introduced the SmartCom II elevator serial control system and were named Shanghai’s up and coming technology enterprise.
We established the Guangzhou Branch and Hong Kong International STEP Electric Holdings Co., Ltd.
The SmartCom II elevator serial control system passed national electromagnetic compatibility testing. We attended the Augsburg Interlift2001 and introduced the elevator semi-serial control system.
We established the German STEP Elevator Technology Company, Ltd., and we attended the International Elevator and Escalator Exhibition held in Las Vegas.
STEP Sigriner Elektronik GmbH was successfully registered in Germany, and in June, the company started operation. Our products obtained TUV EN-81 safety certification.
We introduced new elevator control products and founded the Shanghai STEP Software Technology Company, Ltd., as well as established a scholarship for students at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. We also donated to Guangcai Enterprise Funds and made contributions to Indian Ocean earthquake areas.
Our elevator controller achieved CE and CSA certification.
We attended Interlift 2005. Our products receive a number of awards for innovation and technology.
We receive awards for our products, our sales department, and our business, while our president, Mr. Ji, was selected as the chairman of the Confederation of Trade Unions in Jiading District, Shanghai. We established our Chengdu office.
Our hydraulic elevator control system and residential building elevator control system passed CSA certification and our frequency inverters achieved TUV certification. We invest in our community by sponsoring the 2007 Special Olympic Games and donating to Guangcai Business in Jiading District, Shanghai. We are named one of Shanghai’s famous brands and one of Shanghai’s top 100 private businesses.
Our machine tool servo drive system was listed as Shanghai’s Innovative Project and we established a post-doctoral work station. We also received ISO14001:2004 environmental management system certification. In May, our company and staff donated to recovery relief for the Wenchuan earthquake.
STEP issued our first shares in the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
The STEP frequency converter dedicated for coal mine won the bidding.
STEP AS700 series four-quadrant frequency inverter dedicated for port machinery passed the expert testimony of Shanghai Hoisting and Transport Machinery Industry Association.
Shanghai YIXIN International Trade Co., Ltd. was established as a wholly-owned subsidiary of STEP, located on 35th floor of CITIC Plaza, No 859, North Sichuan Road, Shanghai.
By that time, STEP totally gained 105 national patents and software copyrights, including 76 national patents (among which 22 are invention patents) and 29 software copyrights. We presided over and participated in the development of 7 national industry standards.
The high/ medium/ low voltage frequency inverters of STEP won the biddings of various projects in different industries, including elevator, port machinery, hoisting, rubber, coal mine, metallurgy, cement, power generation, machine tools, packaging, municipal projects, etc.
STEP AS510 and AS520 series frequency inverters were successfully put into operation in the quayside container cranes in Waigaoqiao, Shanghai.
The iAstar series high/low voltage frequency inverters of STEP were honored as “product of reliable quality” by Inverter Institute of China Electrical Equipment Industry Association (IICEE).
STEP has received a total of 112 national patents (among which 29 are invention patents) and 71 software copyrights.
A factory on Meiyu Road was put into use. The factory covers an area of 40,000 square meters. In the factory, there is elevator control cabinet production workshop, elevator parts processing workshop, robot production workshop, research and development center, office building and other facilities.
STEP bought 100% shares of ADTECH (SHENZHEN) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., involved in the motion control industry, and complete the industrial automation and control industry chain.
STEP signed a strategic cooperation agreement with B&R, opening a new future for motion control.
The New eMobotic high-performance servo system passed through the EtherCAT international standard certification. At that time, STEP was one of the 2 Chinese companies who have passed the certification.
STEP 12MW high-voltage frequency inverter was approved to apply to main feed pump of million-kilowatt nuclear power plant project. STEP high-voltage frequency inverter helps the construction of national nuclear power plant.
Up to December 2014, STEP has received 192 patents (among which 48 are invention patents) and 152 software copyrights. We also participated in the preparation and revision of 17 national industry standards.