July 03, 2012
KONE Corporation, press release, July 3, 2012
KONE has won an order to deliver 44 elevators and 34 escalators to the Riverside Century Plaza in Wuhu, Anhui Province, China. The plaza will have three high-rise towers on an eight-floor podium built alongside the Yangtze River. The office tower will rise to a height of 318 meters, while the two apartment towers are 168-meters high with 48 floors for residents. KONE's innovative and customized solutions will enable the smooth People Flow® for the office workers and residents in the three towers of the plaza.
The order includes 38 KONE MiniSpace(TM) elevators, which are especially suited for high-rise buildings. There are also six KONE MonoSpace® elevators. All the elevators are equipped with the energy-efficient KONE EcoDisc® hoisting machines. The podium will house 34 KONE TravelMaster(TM) escalators. A traffic monitoring system, KONE E-Link, will help the facility manager ensure a high level of service in the Riverside Century Plaza.
"We are honored to be chosen for our innovative and eco-efficient solutions," says William B. Johnson, EVP and Area Director of KONE Greater China. "We are proud to offer our world-class project management to a complex combining a supertall building with two skyscrapers."
Developed by Nanjing Global Era International Group, the main contractor of the plaza is China Construction Eighth Engineering Division.Corp. Ltd. The Riverside Century Plaza has been designed by Pan-Pacific Design and Development Group. The plaza will be completed in mid-2015.
The order was booked in the second quarter of 2012.
For further information, please contact:
Liisa Kivelä, Director of External Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 0204 75 4330
KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. The company has been committed to understanding the needs of its customers for the past century, providing industry-leading elevators, escalators and automatic building doors as well as innovative solutions for modernization and maintenance. 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. In 2011, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 5.2 billion and on average 35,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in Finland.