KONE as a company



At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the lift and escalator industry, KONE provides lifts, 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 2018, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 9.1 billion, and at the end of the year over 57,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.

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KONE has been operating in Northern Ireland since 2001 and in Ireland since 2004. With its head office in Dublin and regional offices in Belfast, Cork & Shannon, KONE Ireland serves customers throughout the four provinces of Ireland with our team of over 200 people.

KONE is a member of the Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA) and has been awarded The Investors in People Silver award.

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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.

KONE’s efforts to meet its strategic targets are supported by development programmes that are designed to help us turn our strategy into reality.



We are committed to making KONE a great place to work, where we aim to inspire, engage and develop our employees to deliver great results. Our gender pay gap report provides details on how we are addressing that gap along with our pay gap figures.

At KONE, we want to contribute to better urban living.


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