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KONE Wins 83-Unit VT Order for New Beijing Metro Line

KONE Wins 83-Unit VT Order for New Beijing Metro Line

By Elevator World | September 17, 2021

KONE has won an order to supply 83 vertical-transportation (VT) units for the western section of Beijing’s new Metro Line 11, the company announced on September 16. Line 11, a 4.2-km-long section also known as “Winter Olympic Branch Line,” will connect five major areas of the Shougang North District through four stations and provide transfer…

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KONE to Supply 53 Elevators for Office Tower In India

KONE to Supply 53 Elevators for Office Tower In India

By Elevator World | September 13, 2021

KONE has won an order to supply 53 elevators for Commerz III, a 50-story, premium commercial tower under development in Mumbai, India, the company announced on September 9. The order includes 42 of KONE’s MiniSpace® and 11 MonoSpace® elevators that will travel 223 m at speeds of up to 6 m/s. The vertical-transportation system will…

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WPI Names Kone India Among 100 Admired Companies

WPI Names Kone India Among 100 Admired Companies

By Elevator World | September 9, 2021

White Page International (WPI), during its Ninth White Page Leadership Conclave, named KONE Elevator among its listing of 100 Admired Brands in India. In addition, WPI honored Amit Gossain, managing director, KONE India, as one of its 100 Inspirational Leaders. The conclave, held in August, also was an opportunity for WPI to honor its 50…

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KONE Names Beckley to Lead Americas Finance

KONE Names Beckley to Lead Americas Finance

By Elevator World | August 25, 2021

KONE has named Anthony Beckley senior vice president-finance for KONE Americas, the company announced on August 20. Beckley brings more than 20 years of financial experience, including responsibilities over profit and loss and general management. He also has held roles in financial transformation leadership. He has worked in complex industrial companies across the globe, including…

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KONE Begins Escalator Work at Virginia Metro Station

KONE Begins Escalator Work at Virginia Metro Station

By Elevator World | August 18, 2021

KONE began the installation of four new and more durable escalators at the Pentagon City Metro Station in Arlington, Virginia, on August 16, Patch.com reports. Both entrances to the Pentagon City Metro Station will need to be closed at different times during construction, with the east side of South Hayes Street being the first. Crews will tear…

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KONE Acquires Ohio-Based Ross Elevator

KONE Acquires Ohio-Based Ross Elevator

By Elevator World | August 9, 2021

KONE has acquired Ross Elevator Inc., a service, repair and modernization contractor in Eastlake, Ohio, the company announced on August 5. The acquisition includes operations in the greater Cleveland metropolitan area and south to Akron. Ross Elevator, founded in 1969, is known for high-quality work, the announcement said. With this acquisition, KONE will strengthen its…

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KONE Philippines Provides Sanitizing Solutions

KONE Philippines Provides Sanitizing Solutions

By Elevator World | August 3, 2021

KPI Elevators, Inc. (KONE Philippines) will outfit the yet-to-be-constructed Senate building in Taguig City and PRC Building in Pasay City, Philippines, with sanitizing solutions such as elevator air purifiers and self-disinfecting escalator handrails, addressing hygiene concerns people have about public spaces, BusinessWorld reports. The KONE Elevator AirPurifier helps improve air quality within elevators and reduce pollutants,…

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MTA projects, record-breaking towers and more

MTA projects, record-breaking towers and more

By Elevator World | August 1, 2021

MTA Cuomo Announces East Side Access Civil Construction Completion On May 27, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced completion of civil construction on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) East Side Access megaproject. Outfitted with 17 high-rise Schindler escalators, including the longest in the MTA system at 182 ft, the project connects the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)…

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KONE and 3Phase make acquisitions; Urban Elevator expands to L.A.

By Elevator World | August 1, 2021

KONE Acquires Detroit Elevator Co. KONE announced in June that it acquired the service and repair business of Detroit Elevator Co. in Ferndale, Michigan, including its operations throughout the greater Detroit area and stretching north and west to Flint and Grand Rapids. Detroit Elevator, founded in 1914, built its business on performing service, new installation,…

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KONE Describes Strong Half Year, Remaining Challenges

KONE Describes Strong Half Year, Remaining Challenges

By Elevator World | July 26, 2021

In a financial report covering January-June 2021, KONE described strong financial performance and market recovery as it continues to navigate global supply-chain and pricing challenges. Orders grew by 16.2% in that timeframe to EUR2.41 billion (US$2.8 billion), and sales by 11% to EUR2.81 billion (US$3.29 billion). President and CEO Henrik Ehrnrooth said activity remains high…

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