KONE to provide People Flow in a Bangkok residential high-rise development

July 13, 2012

KONE Corporation, press release, July 13, 2012

KONE has won an order to deliver 32 eco-efficient elevators to a new residential high-rise development Noble Ploenchit in Bangkok, Thailand. KONE's solutions will be delivered to four buildings - three towers with luxury condominiums and one office building - to provide smooth and exclusive People FlowTM without the bother of walking through the common area to the residents and office workers. The highest building rises to 185 meters.

Space-efficiency and privacy in the surrounding energetic city center  were an important part of the building design and KONE was involved in the early stages by offering its space saving solutions to meet the customer requirements. The order includes 20 KONE MiniSpaceTM elevators with a compact machine room; the majority of the elevators will be for the residents' private use. MiniSpace  elevators are especially suited for high-rise buildings, and they will travel at a speed of 4 m/s taking residents from the lobby to the 50th floor in approximately one minute. They come equipped with regenerative drives which recover the energy from ascending and descending elevators. The order includes an additional 12 KONE 3000S MonoSpace elevators, which do not require a machine room. All the elevators lifted by the energy-efficient KONE EcoDisc® hoisting machine, and the KONE E-Link monitoring system will help ensure a high service level of the equipment.

"We are honored to provide our space- and eco-efficient elevators to Noble Ploenchit, Noble Development's latest project," says Noud Veeger, EVP and Area Director of KONE Asia Pacific and Middle East.

The building complex is developed by Noble Development (Noble Development, 900 Ploenchit Road, Pathumwan Bangkok 10330, Thailand. www.noblehome.com). Inspired by Le Corbusier's idea of a vertical garden city, Noble Ploenchit has been designed by IAW and the main contractor is Bouygues-Thai Ltd. The building is expected to be completed in 2015. The order was booked in the second quarter of 2012.

For further information, please contact:
Anne Korkiakoski, EVP, Marketing & Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 204 75 4775

About KONE
KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. The company has been committed to understanding the needs of its customers for the past century, providing industry-leading elevators, escalators and automatic building doors as well as innovative solutions for modernization and maintenance. The company'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. In 2011, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 5.2 billion and on average 35,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in Finland.

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