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KONE in India

A WORLD CLASS MANUFACTURING FACILITY

Located in Ayanambakkam the world class Elevator Manufacturing Facility is located in Chennai sprawling across 8.75 acres. We also have a Distribution center that deliver materials to PAN India, Exports to Nepal, Bangladesh, Srilanka & Bhutan. India supply unit supports component Export to USA, Australia, Germany & others KONE countries. The Manufacturing process of India Supply Unit aims at delivering to the right needs and requirements of our customers. The Factory consists of two manufacturing units: Car & Door Factory where the elevator components are manufactured and Electrification Factory where Controller & Signalization components are manufactured. The India supply unit is a ISO9001:2008, ISO 14001 : 2004 & OHSAS 18001 : 2007 certified company.

STATE OF THE ART RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

Located in one of Chennai’s buzzing Industrial hub Ambattur, ITEC (India Technology & Engineering Centre) is a world-class R&D facility that provides Engineering and Technology services to KONE India and other units around the globe. It is one of the world’s 8 R&D centers that work together with customers, suppliers, strategic partners and research institutes in providing the best-in-class people flow solutions. Equipped with high tech laboratories and advanced research facilities, it's the birth place for most of KONE's breakthrough innovations.

TOP NOTCH CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE CENTRES

We believe the best way to understand a product is to experience it. Our Experience Centres located at Chennai, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Pune & Nashik offer real-time touch & feel experience to our customers. On display at our Experience Centres are the components that go into an elevator such as the accessories, hand rails, signalization and car wall panels. In some centres, we use technological aids such as 3D Augmented Reality & Sound Box to make the experience more realistic. The centres are an extension of the KONE brand displaying our technological and aesthetic capabilities.

HIGHLY COMPETENT FINANCIAL SHARED SERVICE CENTRE

India Shared service Centre is a back office support unit which is a part of KONE India which supports several KONE units of English speaking countries worldwide - India, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Mexico, Middle East and Saudi Arabia. Located in Chennai, it is one of the 3 global Shared Service centre that is responsible for supporting and improving the flow of KONE businesses by providing centralized services to all KONE units.

HIGHLY COLLABORATIVE TRAINING CENTRES

The well-equipped training centres located in Chennai, Mumbai & Gurgaon train every KONE employee to be a world class professional who executes his / her responsibility guided by a global harmonized way. Their skills are constantly upgraded through intensive training programs that stress on meeting the demands of the customer & market. With continuous training and industry updates, we keep raising the bar when it comes to employee competency.

Single Teacher Schools - Bringing the Schools to Children

Did you know that only 53% of the habitation in India has a primary school and only 20% has a secondary school? Statistics also show alarming dropout rates amongst children between class III and V.

We stopped to analyze why.

Most of the children from rural areas are first generation learners. Often children struggle to cope with subjects and they have no one to turn to for help. This factor, coupled with day to day financial struggles, forces children to drop out of school. We at KONE believe that education opens doors to better opportunities and every child must be empowered by knowledge. This is why KONE Centennial Foundation (KCF) and KONE India support the Single Teacher Schools initiative run by Swami Vivekananda Rural Development Society, a not-for-profit Society. KONE has adopted 20 villages in rural areas of Sriperumbudur, near Chennai. The villages and teachers are identified by the NGO (Swami Vivekananda Rural Development Society).

Single Teacher Schools is a unique concept that is being implemented at elementary school level in lot of villages – with the support of the village Panchayat. Single Teacher Schools act as educational support. They are supplementary schools that are run after school hours – mostly between 4 pm – 7 pm. Underprivileged children ranging from 5 – 16 years attend this school and they are coached in the 5 core subjects – English, Tamil, Mathematics, Science and Environmental Studies. These subjects are handled by one teacher who explains and clears any doubts that the children may have. The teacher is chosen from among the village community. He or she is a graduate from the village with a passion to teach and interact with children. Since the teacher is one among them, the children are also comfortable about asking their doubts and interacting with him/her.

We do not stop with mere dispersal of funds, but also monitors the children’s educational level and ensures that they have everything they need to support their education.

Through this initiative, we hope to reduce the drop-out rates among children and guide them on the path to a better tomorrow.

Making a difference at Rotary Nagar

KONE India joined hands with Rotary Club of Madras to bring in a difference in the lives of its inhabitants of ​Rotary Nagar, situated behind Light House MRTS Railway Station, Chennai.

Under our CSR project, free after school tuitions are being offered for 150 children hailing form Rotary Nagar community and studying in 1st standard to 11th standard in the various city corporation / government schools in Chennai. Daily classes between 5.30 pm and 8.30 pm on week days are conducted at the Rotary Center Building in Rotary Nagar by well qualified faculty. All the subjects taught in the schools are covered by the faculty in the daily tuition. For the purpose of convenience of teaching the children are grouped in to 4 groups vis. Children studying in classes 1 to 3 , classes 4 to 5, classes 6 to 8 and classes 9 to 11 are respectively bunched together, and they are taught in batches.

KONE India Corporate Social Responsibility Policy