KONE awarded modernisation and maintenance contract at Gatwick Airport for lifts, escalators and autowalks

December 19, 2014

KONE Corporation, press release, December 19, 2014

KONE has secured a four-year contract to maintain lifts, escalators and autowalks at Gatwick Airport.

KONE's around-the-clock service will aid the safe, smooth and efficient flow of around 38 million passengers per year. Gatwick Airport Limited has commissioned KONE to maintain all of the airport's lifts, escalators and passenger conveyors, as well as being appointed as its modernisation partner for associated equipment.
 
KONE's operational performance at Gatwick is published on a monthly basis across the airport and currently has a 99.7% equipment availability rate.

"Over the last 14 years, KONE has been maintaining, modernising and supplying new lifts, escalators and autowalks into this extremely busy environment," says Michael Williams, Managing Director for KONE in Great Britain. "I'm pleased and proud that we have earned the trust of our customer and that our highly trained and professional team can continue to ensure the smooth people flow at Gatwick Airport throughout the lifetime of our equipment." 

The contract was signed in the third quarter of 2014.

Previously published press releases are available at www.kone.com/press including:
April 17, 2014: KONE secures maintenance contract extension for Heathrow Airport lifts, escalators and autowalks
January 16, 2014: KONE to provide eco-efficient lifts to the Nova, Victoria in London
January 3, 2014: KONE to modernise lifts  to improve access to six busy London Underground stations
October 1, 2012: KONE to supply the lifts to new Crossrail stations in central London

For further information, please contact:
Max Alfthan, EVP, Marketing & Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 204 75  4775, media@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 urbanizing 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 modernization solutions. In 2013, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 6.9 billion, and at the end of the year over 43,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in Finland.

www.kone.co.uk