April 14, 2014
KONE Corporation, press release, April 14, 2014
KONE, an innovative leader in elevators and escalators, has received an order for 131 elevators and escalators for District 8, a commercial and residential use development in Jakarta's business district in Indonesia. Containing a shopping mall as well as seven tower buildings reaching up to 250 meters in height and comprising offices and apartments, District 8 is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.
To increase transportation capacity and to shorten travel time to the District 8 building towers with up to sixty floors, KONE will supply for the project 50 KONE MiniSpace(TM) elevators, eight KONE MonoSpace® elevators and 28 TravelMaster(TM) escalators. A special feature of the order, 18 KONE DoubleDeck elevators will be installed to the office building towers of District 8 with KONE Polaris(TM) hybrid destination control systems and integrated access control system. Additionally, four KONE JumpLift elevators will make the District 8 construction process safer and faster with reduced down-time and earlier closing of the facade.
"With a population of 28 million, Jakarta is one of the world's largest urban areas and we look forward to being part of reshaping the city's rapidly developing landscape with our energy-saving solutions. We welcome Agung Sedayu Group's confidence in allowing us to bring new people flow solutions to one of Indonesia's most prominent building projects and facilitate smooth people flow already during construction time," comments Noud Veeger, Executive Vice President for KONE in Asia Pacific and Middle East.
District 8 is developed by Agung Sedayu Group and it has been designed by FORREC and PT Airmas Asri.
The order was booked in the first quarter of 2014.
Related press releases on KONE's orders in South-East Asia are available at www.kone.com/press including:
- Jan 15, 2014: KONE elevators and escalators to enable smooth people flow at Manila Bay Resorts casino and hotel in the Philippines
- Oct 1, 2013: First KONE UltraRope(TM) installed at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, in time for the World Architecture Festival
For further information, please contact:
Anne Korkiakoski, EVP, Marketing & Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 204 75 4775 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.