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KONE UltraRope® to feature in a new luxury hotel tower in Nanjing, China

Press Release Published 04/15/2020

KONE Corporation, press release, April 15, 2020 

KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, will deliver People Flow® solutions - including 36 elevators and the revolutionary KONE UltraRope® hoisting technology - to a new high-rise development in Nanjing, the capital of the Jiangsu province in eastern China. 
 
The new building will rise up to 416.6 meters and host a Kimpton Hotel. It will become the tallest of the planned five high-rise buildings in the Nanjing Financial City Complex and the structurally tallest building in the entire city. Once completed, the Nanjing Kimpton Hotel will also be the highest Kimpton Hotel in the world. 
 
KONE will deliver altogether 11 KONE MonoSpace® elevators and 25 KONE MiniSpace™ elevators that will be traveling at speeds of up to 10.0 m/s. In addition, the order includes the revolutionary KONE UltraRope® carbon fiber based hoisting technology and KONE E-Link™, a facility management tool designed to secure the best possible tenant service quality. 
 
"We are excited to be involved in the rapid development of Nanjing and to smooth the movement of some 60,000 people using this new building every month," said William B. Johnson, Executive Vice President for KONE Greater China. 
 
The building is estimated to be completed at the end of 2026, and it is developed by Nanjing Financial City Construction and Development Co., Ltd. 
 
KONE booked the order in the fourth quarter of 2019. 

 
For further information, please contact:  
Hanna Rutanen, Director, External Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 41 5071361, media@kone.com 

 
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Previous press releases are available at https://www.kone.com/en/news-and-insights/releases/ including: 
November 14, 2019: KONE to equip Tianjin Pingan Teda IFC dual tower in China 
October 17, 2019: KONE to equip Nanning Metro Line 4 in China 
September 26, 2019: KONE wins order to equip JiNan PingAn IFC tower in China 
July 16, 2019: KONE to equip Shanghai Metro Line 15


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 

KONE wins order for new metro line extension in Stockholm, Sweden

Press Release Published 06/04/2020

KONE Corporation, press release, June 4, 2020



  KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order to deliver 20 escalators to a new metro extension in Stockholm, Sweden. The first phase of the blue line extension - one of the city's largest infrastructure projects - will add another four kilometers and two new stations to the existing metro line in the Barkarby district, northwest of the capital.

Stockholm is one of the fastest growing European capitals with an annual population increase of approximately 40,000. Barkarbystaden is a whole new residential area currently being built with some 18,000 new apartments and commercial spaces. The extension of the blue metro line will start from the Akalla district and travel via Barkarbystaden to central Barkarby, which will be an important regional interchange station linking the metro, commuter trains and buses. The new metro extension is an important part of Stockholm's urban development and will enable metro travel through the Nacka, Barkarby and Arenastaden areas.

  To support smooth people flow in and around the two new metro stations, KONE will deliver 8 KONE TransitMaster™140 escalators and 12 KONE TransitMaster™190 escalators to the project.

"We are very happy to be trusted to bring our solutions and experience to this significant project and we look forward to making people's journeys smooth, safe and reliable in the Stockholm metro," said Thomas Hinnerskov, Executive Vice President for KONE Central and North Europe.

  The stations in Barkarby are included in the first phase of the extension and the installation work will begin during 2022. The Barkarby line is scheduled for opening in 2026.

KONE booked the order in the second quarter of 2020.


For further information, please contact: 
Hanna Rutanen, Director, External Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 41 507 1361, media@kone.com


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Previous press releases are available at https://www.kone.com/en/news-and-insights/releases/ including: 
October 10, 2018: KONE wins order for new "super hospital" in northern Denmark

September 24, 2018: KONE wins order to equip second phase of Finland's West Metro extension
January 30, 2018: KONE wins UltraRope order for Karlatornet, set to become the tallest building in the Nordics


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

KONE wins order for the first phase of Jinan Metro Line R2 in China

Press Release Published 07/28/2020

KONE Corporation, press release, July 28, 2020



KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, will deliver 107 escalators to the first phase of the Metro Line R2 in Jinan, the capital of eastern China's Shandong province. Traditionally a major bus transportation hub, Jinan opened its first metro line only in 2019. Currently, two lines are in service.

  The new Metro Line R2 will be 36.4 kilometers in length, including a 34.5-kilometer underground section. It is projected to become the east-west backbone of the Jinan Rail Transit network, traveling between Wangfuzhuang and Pengjiazhuang through 19 stations. The line will connect some major areas in Jinan, such as the old town, the newer part of the city in the west, and the Jinan High-tech Industrial Development Zone in the eastern part of the city. The Metro Line R2 will also be connected to the two existing metro lines R1 and R3.

For efficient people flow, KONE will equip 10 of the stations from Shengchanlu to Pengjiazhuang with 107 KONE TransitMaster™ escalators. The contract also includes two years of standard maintenance.

"We are excited to contribute to Jinan's rapidly developing infrastructure and help make metro travel safer and smoother for the city's commuters," said William B. Johnson, Executive Vice President, KONE Greater China.

  The project is estimated to be completed at the end of 2020, and it is developed by Jinan Rail Transit Group Co., Ltd.

KONE booked the order in the first quarter of 2020.


For further information, please contact: 
Hanna Rutanen, Director, External Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 41 507 1361, media@kone.com


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Previous press releases are available at https://www.kone.com/en/news-and-insights/releases/ including:
May 28, 2020: KONE to equip Beijing's Metro Line 17 in China

April 30, 2020: KONE wins order to equip Nanchang Metro Line 3 in China
April 15, 2020: KONE UltraRope® to feature in a new luxury hotel tower in Nanjing, China
November 14, 2019: KONE to equip Tianjin Pingan Teda IFC dual tower in China


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

KONE wins order for one of the new Grand Paris Express metro lines in France

Press Release Published 08/11/2020

KONE Corporation, press release, August 11, 2020



KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order to supply and install more than 70 elevators for the Grand Paris Express metro project in Paris, the capital of France.

KONE was selected by Société du Grand Paris (SGP) to deliver elevators in the stations and related buildings across part of the southern section of line 15 of the Grand Paris Express metro. The 33-kilometer-long southern section of line 15 will pass through 22 municipalities and is expected to serve over a million local residents, with 300,000 trips per day. Each station on the line will connect directly with metro, tram, bus or the RER commuter train lines.

KONE will work together with SGP to provide and install over 70 KONE MonoSpace® elevators, which are currently expected to be in service in 2025. The KONE MonoSpace® elevators with the KONE EcoDisc® traction technology, renowned for its reliability and energy-efficiency, will enable smooth and safe transport to and from the platforms. In order to provide safety without compromising on the aesthetics required by SGP, KONE has designed elevators using glass walls, with the option of opaque or transparent glass.

  "We're very proud to be involved in this impressive project and help provide smooth and safe people flow for passengers along this new high-capacity line in one the busiest metro systems in the world," said Pierre Liautaud, Executive Vice President for KONE South Europe, Middle East and Africa.

KONE booked the order in the second quarter of 2020.


  For further information, please contact:  
Hanna Rutanen, Director, External Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 41 507 1361, media@kone.com 


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Previous press releases are available at https://www.kone.com/en/news-and-insights/releases/ including: 
July 24, 2019: KONE to modernize elevators and escalators at Atocha, Madrid's main station in Spain

June 20, 2019: KONE to equip Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier in Germany
May 20, 2019: KONE to equip Tel Aviv's Light Rail Line in Israel
July 30, 2018: KONE to equip landmark Caleido mixed-use real estate development in Madrid, Spain


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