KONE to deliver intelligent people flow solutions to high-rise office buildings in Hunan Province, China

December 15, 2014

KONE Corporation, press release, December 15, 2014

KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order to supply 51 elevators to the three office buildings of the Changhsa Kineer International Center in Changsha, Hunan province, China. Covering an area of over 3.5 hectares and reaching the height of 220m, the buildings are expected to handle approximately 6000 daily visitors upon completion in 2017.

To guarantee high-level service, reliability and efficiency of the elevators, the Changsha Kineer International towers will feature KONE E-Link(TM) monitoring system which will monitor the performance of the elevators and the building traffic . The E-Link system uses the building's standard Local Area Network (LAN), and the connected elevators can be monitored and managed using graphical software running on a standard PC. KONE E-Link traffic displays and provides an accurate view of the transportation status, demand, traffic performance, and availability of the elevators in the building.

Other KONE solutions will include 44 KONE MiniSpace(TM) elevators and seven KONE S MonoSpace® elevators. The scope of the contract also includes equipment maintenance by KONE during two years.

"We are proud to provide intelligent people flow solutions to the Changsha Kineer International Center and help keep the workers and visitors of the building move smoothly during the most bustling hours of the day," says William B. Johnson, Executive Vice President for KONE Greater China.

The building is designed by Hunan Architectural Design Institue, developed by Kineer Real Estate Co., Ltd and constructed by The 3rd Bureau of CSCEC.
The order was booked in the third quarter of 2014.   

Previously published press releases are available at www.kone.com/press including:
March 24, 2014: KONE to supply elevators to Zhonghai International Center in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
January 10, 2014: KONE to supply eco-efficient People Flow solutions to an office skyscraper in Tianjin's financial district
December 27, 2013: KONE wins order for tallest building in Guangxi Province, China
November 15, 2013: KONE to deliver people flow solutions to 10-tower mixed-use development in Wuhan, China 

For further information, please contact:
Max Alfthan, EVP, Marketing & Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 204 75  4775, media@kone.com

About KONE
KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. KONE'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 industry-leading elevators, escalators, automatic building doors and integrated solutions to enhance the People Flow in and between buildings. KONE's services cover the entire lifetime of a building, from the design phase to maintenance, repairs and modernization solutions. In 2013, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 6.9 billion, and at the end of the year over 43,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in Finland.