DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE SMART CITIES
Our ambitious environmental targets focus on further improving the eco-efficiency of our solutions, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from our own operations.
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 modernisation, which add value to the life cycle of any building.
Through more effective People Flow®, we make people’s journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. Together with our partners and customers around the world, we help cities to become better places to live in. In 2016, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 8.8 billion, and at the end of the year close to 52,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.
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KONE is a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry. We have been committed to understanding the needs of our customers for the past century, providing industry-leading elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as innovative solutions for modernisation and maintenance.
Our vision is to create the best People Flow® experience. Our strategy is to deliver a performance edge to our customers by creating the best user experience with innovative People Flow® solutions. To help us realise our vision, we continually strive to expand our understanding of our customers and their needs.
While KONE was established 1910 in Finland. Australia and New Zealand became part of the company in late 1980's through ownership of Elevators Pty Ltd (EPL). KONE Australia and New Zealand have over 1,500 staff in 18 offices across the two countries.
Our vision is to deliver the best People Flow® experience
This means we understand that different types of buildings serve different purposes, which has an impact on the flow of people and on the surrounding environment. It also means we provide Ease, Effectiveness and Experiences to our users and customers, over the full life cycle of buildings.
To bring the strategy to life, we have introduced four Ways to Win with our customers.
KONE’s Tall Buildings survey reveals that 2 out of 3 metropolitans have positive or very positive attitude toward tall buildings. Pauliina Louhiluoto, a resident of Shanghai is one of them. Find out why.
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What do end-users and customers really want? Every year hundreds of KONE employees spend one entire day with their customers, building personnel, and end-users to find out. We let you in on a few secrets from the last event of People Flow Day with special focus on service experience.
Meet Sutee Sopajaree, KONE’s service technician in Bangkok, who maintains elevators in one of the city’s big residential complexes. This is the 3rd story in our series on ’Keeping megacities on the move’.
Personal well-being takes a back seat when the pressures of urban work environments rise. But to refocus on things that matter, KONE is helping its employees take charge of their health. Here are a few inspiring examples from the US, Finland, and India.
‘An elevator that reads your mind’ could leap from the fringes of fiction into the realms of reality if Streamr’s concept of a ‘telepathic elevator’ – that uses big data to enhance People Flow – begins to take shape. After all, the idea won KONE’s first Hackathon.
A 20-year-old relationship has a charm and mystery of its own and KONE’s presence in China, for two decades, stands testimony to this chemistry.
Nanjing is one of the seven ancient capitals of the Middle Kingdom and 11th largest Chinese megacity in terms of GDP. Little wonder then, KONE's office there has been growing fast too. We meet three of KONE’s employees from Nanjing to find out what they like the most about their city.