KONE Corporation, press release, April 2, 2015
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. The order includes 21 eco-efficient KONE DoubleDeck elevators that can reach speeds of 10m/s.
Jointly designed by a group of world-renowned agencies Kohn Pedersen Fox, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design, CITIC Architectural Design, Arup and Parsons Brinckerhoff, the mixed-use development is said to demonstrate efficiency, sustainability and creativity in design.
William B. Johnson, Executive Vice President for KONE Greater China says: "We appreciate the opportunity to again prove our high-rise capability in a landmark building like this. Sustainability is one of our hallmarks and we are proud that our energy-efficient high-rise solutions will be part of China Zun."
China Zun is developed by CITIC Heye Investment Co., Ltd., a subsidiary company of CITIC Group, one of the biggest state-owned companies in China, and built by the joint of China State Construction Engineering Corporation and China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Group Co. Ltd.
The order was booked in the first quarter of 2015.
Previous KONE press releases are available at www.kone.com/press including:
April 1, 2015: Shenzhen's sustainable skyscraper in China to feature KONE's people flow solutions
April 1, 2015: KONE to equip Lanzhou's new landmark building in Gansu Province, China
March 25, 2015: KONE wins order to equip multi-use development in Hefei, Anhui province in Eastern China
March 24, 2015: KONE to equip mixed-use development in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China
December 15, 2014: KONE to deliver intelligent people flow solutions to high-rise office buildings in Hunan Province, China
For further information, please contact:
Liisa Kivelä, Director, External Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 204 75 4330, email@example.com
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.