Overview: KONE, one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry, was founded in 1910 and celebrated its centennial anniversary in 2010. The company’s objective is to offer the best People Flow™ experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an increasingly urbanizing environment. KONE provides innovative and eco-efficient solutions for elevators, escalators and automatic building doors. We support our customers every step of the way; from design, manufacturing and installation to maintenance and modernization.
Our commitment to customers is present in all KONE solutions. This makes us a reliable partner throughout the life-cycle of the building. We challenge the conventional wisdom of the industry. We are fast, flexible, and we have a well-deserved reputation as a technology leader, with such innovations as KONE MonoSpace®, KONE MaxiSpace™, and KONE InnoTrack™. You can experience these innovations in architectural landmarks such as the Trump Tower in Chicago, the 30 St Mary Axe building in London, the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam and the Beijing National Grand Theatre in China.
KONE employs approximately 33,800 dedicated experts to serve you globally and locally in over 50 countries. In 2010, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 5 billion.
Using green KONE EcoDisc technology, it's the ideal low-rise MRL solution. KONE was the first to provide an MRL elevator solution in the 1990s and today leads the industry with over 125,000 MRL applications. Utilizing revolutionary KONE EcoDisc technology, the hoisting machine attaches to the guide rail while all control and logic systems are placed in an integral control space, thus eliminating the need for a separate machine room.
Ideal escalator for metros, large railway stations and other transit hubs. TransitMaster 140 is built to match your requirements in the most demanding public transportation conditions. With flexible design and a wide range of options it is available for both indoor and outdoor operation.
An elevator or escalator, like any machine, eventually reaches the end of its lifecycle. Even with regular maintenance and repair, after decades of constant operation - starting more than 100,000 times a year and travelling thousands of miles - it may need to be replaced or thoroughly modernized.
More than one third of the world's elevators and escalators are over 20 years old. In that time frame, even the best maintained equipment could fall short of expectations. The purpose of KONE modernization solutions is quite simple: to increase the value of your asset by keeping the elevators and escalators running safely and reliably for the lifetime of your building.
KONE offers modernization solutions ranging from individual elevator and escalator parts for KONE or competitor manufactured equipment all the way to full replacement solutions for almost the entire elevator and escalator installation.
For the first time in human history, half the people in the world live in cities. In 2050, the world’s population will have grown to 9 billion people, with almost 2/3 of them living in cities. As urban areas grow and the cost of energy keeps rising, the challenge is to design buildings that are environmentally efficient and ensure smooth people flow.
We at KONE are meeting this challenge by developing innovations for managing the flow of people within buildings and by improving the environmental efficiency of our solutions through incorporating energy saving technologies that keep the total cost of ownership low while reducing the ecological footprint of buildings.