KONE acquires Rob Willder Lifts Ltd

November 02, 2015

KONE plc, press release, November 2, 2015

KONE, a global leader in the lift and escalator industry, has acquired Rob Willder Lifts Ltd, a company that specialises in lift maintenance and repair on the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey.

Rob Willder Lifts Ltd provides service for an extensive range of traction and hydraulic lifts, as well as platforms, stair lifts and hoists. The company has a strong relationship with its customers, with a long tradition of delivering excellent levels of service.

Acquiring Rob Willder Lifts Ltd will strengthen KONE’s presence in the Channel Islands, providing the opportunity to enhance its service levels and responsiveness, together with the already existing new equipment and modernisation businesses in the Channel Islands.  

“The acquisition of Rob Willder Lifts Ltd enables KONE to consolidate and expand in Jersey and Guernsey with a directly employed employee base”, says Andrew Todd, KONE Regional Director responsible for the Channel Islands. “I look forward to bringing its fast, reliable and dedicated service to customers of the Channel Islands.”

Previous KONE press releases are available at http://www.kone.co.uk/about-us/news-events/news/ including:

March 18, 2015: KONE acquires British company Express Elevators Ltd
February 14, 2013: KONE plc acquires 21st Century Lifts Limited in London
December 11, 2012: KONE acquires Acre Lifts Limited in London

For further information, please contact:
Andy Jones, Director, Sales and Marketing, KONE plc, tel. 08451 999 999, uk.communications@kone.com

About KONE
KONE is one of the global leaders in the lift 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 urbanising 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 modernisation 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.