KONE wins order for Sengkang General and Community Hospitals in Singapore

Press release   •   Mar 17, 2015 14:00 +08

KONE, an innovative leader in elevators and escalators, has won an order to supply elevators and escalators to Sengkang General and Community Hospitals.

Upon its completion, the 1,400-bed integrated hospital development will bring holistic, multi-disciplinary and patient-centric care to meet the healthcare needs of the residents in northeast Singapore. Sengkang General and Community Hospitals will be situated closely to light rail transit stations and have easy access to amenities such as retail complexes.

KONE will be installing energy-efficient KONE MiniSpace™ elevators, KONES MonoSpace® machine room-less elevators, KONE TranSys™ elevator, KONE TravelMaster™ 110 escalators and dumbwaiter elevators from an external source.

All elevators and escalators will be linked up by KONE E-Link™ monitoring solution with remote management capabilities. KONE E-Link™ provides real-time status updates of the equipment performance and facilitates rapid resolution deployment to ensure operational quality. In addition, some elevators will be equipped to interface with Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV), ensuring smooth and on-time delivery for meals, documents etc.

“We are delighted to be awarded the contract for this new development. As an insightful organization, we were able to understand the end user requirements in a medical segment and provide the right kind of solutions,” said Neeraj Sharma, Executive Vice President for KONE Asia Pacific and Middle East. “KONE’s people flow planning expertise will enable patients, hospital staff, and visitors to move smoothly and safely within the hospital”.

The order was booked in the last quarter of 2014.

Previous press releases on KONE's orders are available at www.kone.com/press including:

October 1, 2013: First KONE UltraRope(TM) installed at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, in time for the World Architecture Festival

March 21, 2013: KONE to deliver eco-efficient elevators and escalators to new hospital complex in Montreal, Canada

October 2, 2012: KONE to supply People Flow to a new eco-quarter in downtown Singapore

About KONE

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 2014, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 7.3 billion and at the end of the year over 47,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.