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 and escalators 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 over 52,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.
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.
Our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. To capture the essence of urbanization, we bring you stories of people from 17 cities. In search of sunshine, David Hernandez traveled to Nice. 10 years on, he's still there. Wondering what held him back?
As technology keeps evolving at a frantic pace, the holy grail for most tech companies is Artificial Intelligence. And far from being the stuff of science fiction, AI is increasingly becoming a part of our day to day lives. Andy Stanford-Clark, master inventor at IBM tells us how this has the potential to revolutionize the way we live.
Startups are hip, agile and innovative. Corporate giants have the muscle to make ideas happen. Put them together in a marriage and everyone wins – if the chemistry is right.
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’.
On our sixth global safety week, we’re excited to launch a new mobile app featuring our safety mascots Max and Bob teaching children about elevator and escalator safety.
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.
In 2020, the world will see the completion of its first 1,000m-plus building, the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia. While the achievement is guaranteed to evoke wonder and bold headlines, the real story lies in how demographic shifts and groundbreaking innovation could soon cause the number of skyscrapers in urban centers to mushroom. Let’s take a look at the developments that are pushing our skylines to new heights.
Long, pleasant drives with picturesque views is not often part of a job description. But Rami Nuorgam, our service technician in Santa’s home land, loves this element of his job. He drives across the snow-clad regions of Lapland soaking in nature’s alluring beauty and gathering memories that will last a lifetime. We hitched a ride with Rami to see what his day looks like.
‘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.
Our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. To capture the essence of urbanization, we bring you stories of people from 17 cities. The life of professional sports is characterized by constant travel to different metropolises of the world. Golfer Mikko Ilonen shares his view on Dubai.