Lift modernisation with KONE

An investment that pays off

KONE lift modernisation improves lift safety, reliability, accessibility, and appearance, while also lowering energy costs.

Happier building users

Lift modernisation gives you a reliable, comfortable, and accessible lift that improves the quality of life for everyone in your building.

Hassle-free installation

Our professionally managed lift modernisation process minimises disturbance to tenants and visitors during lift installation.

Our lift modernisation solutions


Full replacement

With full replacement we completely remove your old lift and install a brand-new, accessibility-compliant one in your building’s existing shaft. We recommend this option if:

  • your lift is more than 25 years old
  • is unreliable, cramped, or slow
  • is difficult for some people to access and use



Modular modernization

We can upgrade your lift’s performance and appearance, and cut running costs, by updating entire systems – such as the hoisting machinery, electrification system, or doors – in one go. Modular modernisation is ideal if your lift is:

  • 15 to 20 years old
  • consuming a lot of electricity
  • doesn’t level accurately with landing floors
  • has an outdated and impractical interior



Component upgrades

Component upgrades are a quick and cost-effective way to make small improvements to things like the lift door operator, signalisation, or lighting system. These types of upgrades are recommended for lifts that are:

  • more than 10 years old
  • suffering from problems like noisy doors or outdated and impractical signalisation


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Download our guide to lift modernisation now

Plan efficient equipment upgrades that work for you with our step-by-step guide to lift modernisation.

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KONE DX Class lifts for full replacement – connecting more than floors

KONE DX Class lifts for full replacement – connecting more than floors

Design with a human touch, a completely new kind of user experience with built-in connectivity, and all the help and support you need to plan everything down to the very last detail. With the new KONE DX Class there’s never been a better time to modernise your lift.

Do you need lift modernisation?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it’s time to think about lift modernisation!

Is your lift often out of order?


Does it have heavy manual doors?


Does it stop level with the landing floor?


Does it have a cramped car?


Is the interior in poor condition?


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We're with you every step of the way

We support you at every step of the lift modernisation process, from planning and installation to handover. And with on-going maintenance and monitoring support, we’re there throughout your building’s life cycle.

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Find out what’s involved

Find out what’s involved

Our quick guide tells you everything you need to know about the lift modernisation process and the various options open to you.

Benefits of lift modernisation



Lift modernisation will mean shorter waiting times, fewer repairs and breakdowns, lower running costs, and enhanced lift safety features for tenants and visitors. Modern automatic doors and signalisation will make sure that your lift looks good and is easy to use.

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Our innovative improvements make your lift safer, giving you and your lift users added peace of mind. By modernising with KONE you can benefit from better functioning car doors, accurate car leveling, improved lighting, a two-way communication system inside the car, an emergency power supply in case of power cuts, and much more.

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With full replacement lift installation you can increase the size of the car by as much as 50%, and with lift modernisation you can install wide-opening doors to make access easier for people using wheelchairs or pushing prams.

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Visual appearance

A good-looking lift complements your building and enhances the lift experience for residents and visitors alike. You can completely transform the look and feel of the car interior with new functional and durable materials, innovative patters and finishes, a modern colour palette, as well as mirrors and other accessories.

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With KONE lift modernisation, you can future-proof your building with market-leading, connected lift technology. By adding connected lifts to your lift modernisation checklist, you can create a completely new kind of user experience by adding smart building solutions and services with modernisation and lift installation.

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KONE Tools and Downloads

Take advantage of our next-generation design and planning tools to help you create a great user experience that makes your building more attractive to tenants and visitors alike.

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