KONE Corporation, press release, February 25, 2016
KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order to supply 56 elevators and escalators for the ambitious Taikang headquarters project in Beijing called the Beijing Taikang Mansion. Located at the cross of Jing Hui Avenue and East Jin He Road, the Beijing Taikang Mansion will be situated in Beijing's Chaoyang district. Spread across 8,427 square meters once completed, the building will consist of 45 floors above ground, including a podium with four floors and six underground floors.
In total, KONE will deliver 34 KONE MiniSpace(TM) elevators, 10 KONE MonoSpace® elevators and 12 KONE TravelMaster(TM) escalators. These state-of-the-art solutions will also include 25 elevator units that will reach speeds of 4 m/s, and eight units that can reach speeds of 6 m/s. All elevators will be connected to the KONE E-Link(TM) system for seamless and real-time monitoring of its performance.
"We enjoy a seamless cooperation with our clients and understand their needs for moving people safely, smoothly and efficiently," says William B. Johnson, Executive Vice President for KONE Greater China. "To meet our customer's requirements for this impressive building, our local team worked in close collaboration with our Major Projects department which helped tremendously in delivering a winning proposition for this tender."
The Beijing Taikang Mansion is developed by TaikangWeiye Investment Co. Ltd and is expected to be completed by December 2018.
The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2015.
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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 2015, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 8.6 billion, and at the end of the year close to 50,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.