At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2017, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 8.9 billion, and at the end of the year over 55,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland. For more information, please visit www.kone.com
KONE’s presence in India dates back to 1984 and today it is the leading elevator company in India. Based in Chennai, KONE India serves customers all over the country through its 40+ branches and provides sustainable People Flow™ solutions for India’s rapidly growing cities. It employs about 4500 people in the country. KONE’s production unit in Chennai produces elevators for the Indian market as well as for Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Chennai also has a training centre where KONE’s installation engineers and field mechanics are trained to meet KONE India’s strong reputation for high quality and uncompromised safety, as well as the expectations of Indian customers, when installing and maintaining elevators and escalators. KONE’s global technology and engineering centre is a testing and research hub, which supports the latest technology and development of future KONE solutions.For more information, please visit www.kone.in
A PROVEN TECHNOLOGY LEADER Together with our partners, we constantly strengthen our position as innovation leader in our industry. At KONE, our track record in research and development means we hold more than 3,000 patents across our businesses. It is by understanding urbanization; focusing on improvements for people and anticipating the needs and opportunities for people – that we can develop innovations and breakthroughs which help improve buildings and make our cities better places to live in. And as new ecosystems emerge around smarter cities and smarter buildings there is a huge potential with the integration of building design with elevators, escalators, services and other utilities, in the most sustainable ways possible. • KONE HIGH-RISE LABORATORIES: Deep underground in an active limestone mine in Tytyri, South of Finland, lies a research facility dedicated to pushing machines to extreme limits. The ‘Asian twin’ of this underground facility is the Kunshan Test Tower in China. • KONE ULTRAROPE®: The super-light KONE UltraRope technology provides unrivalled elevator eco-efficiency, reliability and durability, while also improving elevator performance. KONE UltraRope can enable future elevator travel heights up to 1,000 meters. • KONE ECODISC® MOTOR: The KONE EcoDisc hoisting motor is the heart of KONE’s elevator solution. The new innovative copper winding system reduces the amount of energy lost as heat, making KONE elevators even more energy efficient than before. • KONE MONOSPACE® ELEVATOR: KONE revolutionized the industry in 1996 with the world’s first machine-room-less elevator – the KONE MonoSpace® for low- to mid-rise buildings.