Press Releases

KONE UltraRope chosen to modernize New Zealand's iconic Sky Tower

Jul 28, 2015 14:00 SGT KONE The iconic Sky Tower in Auckland is set to use KONE UltraRope®, a revolutionary carbon fibre based hoisting technology. The building, at 328m high, is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand and the country's most popular tourist attraction. KONE UltraRope® was added to the modernization project due to its ability to reduce energy consumption and mitigate the effect of building sway.

KONE’s digital game teaches children about elevator and escalator safety

May 12, 2015 17:35 SGT KONE KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has launched a digital game to educate children on elevator and escalator safety. The game, featuring KONE’s mascots Max and Bob, is part of the company’s commitment to promote the safe use of elevators and escalators. The game will be launched during KONE’s Safety Week on May 11 to 15, 2015. www.kone.com/childrenssafety

KONE launches a digital game to educate children on elevator and escalator safety (Trade Release)

May 12, 2015 17:35 SGT KONE KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, launches a digital game to educate children on elevator and escalator safety. The game, featuring KONE’s mascots Max and Bob, is a part of the company’s commitment to promote the safe use of elevators and escalators. It is launched in conjunction with KONE’s annual Safety Week.

KONE begins installation activities at Kingdom Tower construction site

May 11, 2015 14:29 SGT KONE KONE has initiated the very first phases of its elevator installations at the impressive Kingdom Tower construction site in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom Tower project, which is owned and developed by Jeddah Economic Company (JEC), will be the world's tallest building once completed in 2018 and is expected to rise to a height of more than one kilometer.

KONE wins order to equip Beijing's tallest building to be

Apr 02, 2015 16:54 SGT KONE KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order to equip China Zun, a 528m tall office building in Beijing's central business district. KONE will deliver 142 elevators and escalators to what will be Beijing's tallest building when completed in 2018. KONE's people flow solutions to China Zun will consist of 101 elevators and 41 escalators.

Mar 18, 2015 17:32 SGT KONE ​KONE acquired Express Elevators Ltd (Express), a British company that specialises in the maintenance, repair, modernization and installation of elevators. Express is based in Yorkshire and located in close proximity to KONE's regional offices in Keighley. The company currently has over 2000 elevators in service and employs approximately one hundred people,

KONE wins order for Sengkang General and Community Hospitals in Singapore

Mar 17, 2015 14:00 SGT KONE KONE 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.

KONE poised for growth in East Malaysia with new Sabah office

Jan 23, 2015 09:00 SGT KONE ​KONE recently opened a new branch office in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. This latest investment in Malaysia is to enhance the service level to its existing customer’s base and poises itself for growth in the East Malaysia.

KONE wins a fourth consecutive Oasis-class cruise ship order

Jan 22, 2015 11:35 SGT KONE KONE will equip Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's latest luxury cruise ship, Oasis 4. The new ship will be a sister vessel of the world's largest cruise vessel Oasis 3, with 42 elevators and two escalators. This is the fourth consecutive Oasis-class order for KONE.

KONE is the first elevator company to announce the best A-class certification for its customer references according to the new ISO energy efficiency standard

Dec 22, 2014 09:00 SGT KONE ​KONE, an innovative leader in the elevator and escalator industry, is the first company to announce the A-class energy efficiency certification according to ISO 25745-2 for its volume elevators, according to the final draft of the standard (ISO/FDIS 25745-2: 2014). ISO 25745-2 is a new global standard for the energy calculation and classification of elevators to be published in early 2015