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KONE Elevator India puts up virtual stall at DiECE 2020

The only elevator company at CII’s virtual exhibition: Digital Exhibition on Construction Equipment (DiECE 2020)

Press Release Published 08/10/2020

New Delhi, August 10, 2020: KONE Elevator India, a wholly owned subsidiary of KONE Corporation, is participating in a virtual exhibition promoted by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) titled Digital Exhibition on Construction Equipment (DiECE 2020). KONE Elevator India is the only elevator company participating in this three-month long exhibition which commenced today.

“In the new normal, where social distancing has become the new norm, adopting digital solutions has been one of the key tools adopted by KONE India. The virtual stall at DiECE exhibits our wide range of future-ready offerings backed by innovative technology, each designed to support our customers as we ease into the new normal,” said Amit Gossain, Managing Director, KONE Elevator India.

KONE India’s premier virtual stall will highlight the recently launched Health and Wellbeing Solutions that address customers’ back-to-work concerns, including 24/7 Connected Services,I and U Series of elevators, and maintenance and modernization solutions.

“From elevator call feature using mobile phones to elevator air purifiers and escalator handrail sanitizers, there is a suite of health and wellbeing solutions on display that support people transition into a new normal,” he added. The solutions are built on KONE’s deep expertise and knowledge of people flow, which is vital when addressing the challenges of adapting to a new way of life in the face of the current pandemic.

On display will also be KONE’s 24/7 Connected Services that uses cloud technology and is the world’s most intelligent elevator and escalator services that monitor round-the-clock. In collaboration with the recognized leader in cognitive computing, IBM Watson, this breakthrough technology can better monitor, maintain and take action before breakage, thereby ensuring less equipment downtime and fewer faults.

Making all these innovations and services possible is KONE’s global technology and engineering centre in Chennai, India Technology and Engineering Center (ITEC), which is a testing and research hub that works with customers, suppliers, strategic partners and research institutes in providing the best-in-class people flow solutions.

About KONE

At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2019, KONE had annual sales of EUR 10 billion, and at the end of the year approximately 60,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland. www.kone.com

About KONE India

KONE’s presence in India dates back to 1984 and today it is the leading elevator company in India. Based in Chennai, KONE India serves customers all over the country through its 50+ branches and provides sustainable People Flow™ solutions for India’s rapidly growing cities. It employs 5000+ people in the country.

KONE’s production unit in Chennai produces elevators for the Indian market as well as for Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Chennai also has three training centers where KONE’s installation engineers and field mechanics are trained to meet KONE India’s strong reputation for high quality and uncompromised safety, as well as the expectations of Indian customers, when installing and maintaining elevators and escalators. KONE’s global technology and engineering center in Chennai, which is one of the eight global R&D center, is a testing and research hub, which supports the latest technology and development of future KONE solutions. For more information, please visit www.kone.in

For further information, please contact:

KONE India: Ritika Chandhok | ritika.chandhok@kone.com | +91 9999100092

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