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KONE India Launches Intelligent and Connected Elevators; Inaugurates New Office Facility in Bangalore

After running pilots and training the staff on technical expertise on the operation of IoT platform in elevators for over a year, KONE has launched KONE Care 24/7™ Connected Services, leading the way in technology and innovation.

Press Release Published 08/08/2019

KONE India, press release, August 8, 2019

Further strengthening its position as innovation leader in the industry, KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, launched its newest innovation, KONE Care™ 24/7 Connected Services, today at Bengaluru. In collaboration with the recognized leader in cognitive computing, IBM Watson, this is yet another breakthrough innovation that will result in fewer faults, faster repairs and peace of mind for the customer.

Using the latest technology, the elevators and escalators can now speak their minds and keep technicians one step ahead of what’s happening. Data relating to key operating parameters, usage statistics and faults is gathered from the Elevators and Escalators. All the information is sent in real time to cloud service, where the analytics are located. If the system identifies the need for maintenance, it either alerts a technician immediately, or contacts technical support or customer service, according to how critical the problem is. Customers are provided with clear notifications and report of all the actions taken to keep their equipment running. The 24/7 Connected Services are remotely monitored to ensure less equipment downtime, fewer faults and detailed information on maintenance task.

Speaking at the press conference during the launch at Bengaluru, Mr. Amit Gossain, Managing Director, KONE Elevators India said, “At KONE, innovation is at the core of everything we do. In our endeavour to bring new innovations and services faster to the market for our customers and the equipment users, we are delighted to introduce the world’s most intelligent elevator services, KONE 24/7 Connected Services. With IBM's advanced analytics engine, information will be used to enable new services and new experiences to KONE's customers. It means a completely new experience for KONE’s customers, with less equipment downtime, fewer faults and detailed information on maintenance work. For users, it means less waiting time and more personalized experiences.”

He further announced the opening of the new office facility today in Bengaluru located at Hennur Main Road, HRBR Layout. “I'm elated to announce the opening of another new office in Bengaluru that illustrates our strategy to place our customer needs at the heart of our business and bring new services and innovations faster to the market for them. As a global leader in the industry, I expect the facilities to support increasing customer demand and expectations in Bengaluru and deliver exceptional value for our customers.” With the opening of this branch office, present and prospective customers of Whitefield to Tumkur Road which includes ACS layout, Hoodi, KR Puram, Ramurthy Nagar, Hormavu, Banaswadi, Kammanahalli, Kalyan Nagar, Hennur and Thanisandra region will have an easier access to equipment, installation, service, spare parts, Annual Maintenance Contract and modernisation. KONE’s current office at Anjaneya Swamy Temple Road, Wilson Garden, will cater to the rest of Bengaluru.

With such cutting-edge solutions and experience centres, KONE is well on its way towards creating a truly intelligent elevator and escalator service platform and let the elevators do the talking!

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 2018, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 9.1 billion, and at the end of the year over 57,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.

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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 about 4900 + people in the country.

KONE’s production unit in Chennai produces elevators for the Indian market as well as for Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Chennai also has three training centres 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 centre in Chennai, which is one of the eight global R&D centres, is a testing and research hub, which supports the latest technology and development of future KONE solutions.

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For further information, please contact:Ritika Chandok: Senior Manager - PR & Communications ritika.chandhok@kone.com

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