News

Global news and press releases can be found in the news section of KONE’s global website.

Date Title
March 01, 2016 KONE strengthens its maintenance business in Finland by acquiring thyssenkrupp Hissit Oy
February 19, 2016 KONE joins forces with IBM for IoT cloud services and advanced analytics technologies
January 15, 2016 Lendlease appoints KONE to supply lifts for The International Quarter development in Stratford City, London
December 02, 2015 KONE strengthens its high-rise innovation capabilities by opening one of the world's tallest lift test towers in China
December 01, 2015 KONE to deliver lifts to Finland's tallest development in Helsinki
November 09, 2015 KONE invites start-ups and innovators at SLUSH 2015 to help create the best People Flow experience
November 05, 2015 KONE one of the top leaders in climate change reporting
November 02, 2015 KONE acquires Rob Willder Lifts Ltd
October 28, 2015 Crown Lifts and Acre Lifts merge to become CrownAcre Lifts Ltd
August 21, 2015 KONE in the top 50 of the Forbes' list of the World's Most Innovative Companies
May 15, 2015 KONE launches a digital game to educate children on lift/elevator and escalator safety
May 11, 2015 KONE begins installation activities at Kingdom Tower construction site
March 18, 2015 KONE acquires British company Express Elevators Ltd.
February 26, 2015 KONE receives a coveted iF Design Award for its innovative turnstile solution
December 19, 2014 KONE awarded modernisation and maintenance contract at Gatwick Airport for lifts, escalators and autowalks
October 21, 2014 KONE scores full marks in CDP 2014 climate change reporting
August 22, 2014 KONE named one of the world's most innovative companies by Forbes
August 01, 2014 KONE strengthens its presence in East Africa
June 25, 2014 KONE wins an order for KL118 Tower, the tallest building in Malaysia
June 24, 2014 KONE introduces turnstile solution for smoother, smarter people flow
June 17, 2014 KONE destination operating panel and ceiling light win two coveted Red Dot Awards
June 13, 2014 KONE to improve people flow at London Bridge railway station
June 12, 2014 KONE ranked by Newsweek the world's 12th greenest company
June 05, 2014 KONE wins order for Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Tower, the world's tallest building
April 30, 2014 KONE wins a contract for a new standard-setting residential complex Maslak 1453 in Istanbul, Turkey
April 17, 2014 KONE secures maintenance contract extension for Heathrow Airport lifts, escalators and autowalks
April 14, 2014 KONE wins an order for a multiuse complex District 8 in Jakarta's financial centre in Indonesia
March 24, 2014 KONE to supply lifts to Zhonghai International Center in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
March 07, 2014 KONE receives two iF product design awards
February 11, 2014 KONE to supply people-flow solutions to Turkey's largest residential development
February 03, 2014 KONE wins four prestigious GOOD DESIGN awards
January 28, 2014 President and CEO of KONE to change as of April 1, 2014
January 23, 2014 KONE's new modernisation solution will ease the lives of residents by offering the shortest lift downtime
January 20, 2014 KONE wins order for residential high-rises in Sydney, Australia
January 16, 2014 KONE to provide eco-efficient lifts to the Nova, Victoria in London
January 15, 2014 KONE lifts and escalators to enable smooth people flow at Manila Bay Resorts casino and hotel in the Philippines
January 13, 2014 KONE strengthens its position in Saudi Arabia by increasing its ownership in KONE Areeco Ltd. to 50%
January 10, 2014 KONE to supply eco-efficient People Flow solutions to an office skyscraper in Tianjin's financial district
January 09, 2014 KONE to supply lifts to two office towers in Tel Aviv, Israel
January 03, 2014 KONE to modernise lifts to improve access to six busy London Underground stations
December 27, 2013 KONE wins order for tallest building in Guangxi Province, China
November 15, 2013 KONE to deliver people-flow solutions to a 10-tower mixed-use development in Wuhan, China
October 30, 2013 KONE's global People Flow Day highlights lift and escalator safety
October 18, 2013 KONE wins order for Texas A&M Kyle Field Stadium renovation in the United States
October 08, 2013 KONE once again industry leader among top companies in CDP reporting
October 07, 2013 KONE to supply smart and eco-efficient people-flow solutions to prestigious office development in Brisbane, Australia
October 02, 2013 KONE buys Ennis Lifts in Ireland
October 01, 2013 KONE People Flow Intelligence solutions to improve the user experience as buildings get smarter
October 01, 2013 First KONE UltraRope(TM) installed at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, in time for the World Architecture Festival
September 25, 2013 KONE to deliver lifts and escalators to Ankara Metro line extensions in Turkey
September 20, 2013 KONE to equip third consecutive Oasis-class luxury cruise ship with energy efficient people-flow solutions
September 06, 2013 KONE to supply lifts and escalators to Luneng Lingxiucheng commercial complex in Shandong province, China
September 03, 2013 KONE wins an order for lifts and escalators at the Dazhongli development in the heart of Shanghai's commercial district in China
August 16, 2013 KONE ranked as one of the world's most innovative companies again
July 10, 2013 KONE awarded CTBUH's 2013 Innovation Award for KONE UltraRope
July 03, 2013 KONE to supply lifts and escalators for China's tallest twin towers
July 02, 2013 KONE buys Empire Lift, further strengthening its position in San Francisco, California, USA
June 13, 2013 City dwellers around the world have positive attitudes towards tall buildings
June 10, 2013 New KONE UltraRope(TM) lift-hoisting technology enables the next big leap in high-rise building design
May 24, 2013 KONE lifts and escalators to enable smooth people flow at stations across Ningtian Intercity Rail Line in Nanjing, China
May 14, 2013 KONE to deliver escalators and lifts to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands
April 10, 2013 KONE celebrates opening of KONE Park manufacturing and R&D site in Kunshan, China
March 21, 2013 KONE to deliver eco-efficient lifts and escalators to new hospital complex in Montreal, Canada
March 21, 2013 KONE solutions to enable smooth flow of people in Hainan Tower, China
March 18, 2013 KONE lifts to ease flow of people in Delhi Metro network
March 13, 2013 KONE to equip redeveloped Kuntsevo Center in Moscow
March 12, 2013 KONE wins super high-rise order in Chongqing, China
February 28, 2013 KONE wins contract to modernise Washington, D.C. Metro escalators
February 26, 2013 KONE wins order for Copenhagen Metro extension
February 14, 2013 KONE plc acquires 21st Century Lifts Limited in London
February 04, 2013 KONE to modernise escalators and moving walkways at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
January 02, 2013 KONE acquires its Israeli distributor Isralift
December 11, 2012 KONE acquires Acre Lifts Limited in London
December 07, 2012 KONE to deliver lifts to Oslo Airport in Norway
November 26, 2012 World Architecture News awards KONE MonoSpace 500 lift
November 23, 2012 World Architecture News awards KONE MonoSpace 500 elevator the 2012 Product of the Year
October 31, 2012 KONE industry leader among top companies in CDP reporting
October 02, 2012 KONE lifts and escalators selected for Marine Gateway project in Vancouver
October 01, 2012 KONE to supply the lifts to new Crossrail stations in central London
August 29, 2012 KONE to provide eco-efficient People Flow solutions to Scandinavia's largest mall
August 13, 2012 KONE to deliver People Flow solutions to two IICG shopping centres in China
July 23, 2012 KONE wins an lift order for a green office building in City of London
February 21, 2012 KONE seeks new apprentice talent
February 15, 2012 KONE to supply eco-efficient elevators to a new office building on Canary Wharf
December 14, 2011 KONE wins 5 year maintenance contract at Heathrow
December 02, 2011 KONE to deliver People Flow at The Leadenhall Building in London
November 22, 2011 KONE wins order for The Place at London Bridge Quarter
November 17, 2011 KONE acquires Lift Maintenance Limited in Scotland
November 18, 2010 KONE announces 50% energy reduction in its volume elevators
September 20, 2010 KONE Plc announces the opening of its Midlands headquarters at the Birmingham Business Park
July 28, 2010 KONE becomes first company to reach highest energy efficiency rating for its elevators
July 13, 2010 KONE to supply 41 elevators for new Super-Hospital in Bristol, GB
August 26, 2009 KONE wins order to replace lifts in historic York Building
June 01, 2009 KONE receives prestigious award from Tube Lines for escalator modernisation
May 19, 2009 KONE complete lifts at Golders Green Tube Station
April 16, 2009 KONE to supply elevators and escalators for The Shard London Bridge
September 07, 2008 KONE chosen to provide green escalators for new M&S store in Malvern
May 02, 2008 KONE wins major order for Cannon Place redevelopment in London
March 18, 2008 KONE wins another impressive order in London
January 24, 2008 KONE to Supply Elevators for Minerva’s Landmark Office Development in the City of London
January 17, 2008 KONE Signs Three-year Sponsorship Extension with PGA European Tour Golfer Mikko Ilonen

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KONE among the world's most innovative companies

For the fifth year running, KONE is included in the latest Forbes list of the 100 most innovative
companies in the world.

KONE ranks 48th in the 2015 list.


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