KONE to supply eco-efficient People Flow solutions to an office skyscraper in Tianjin's financial district

January 10, 2014

KONE Corporation, press release, 10 January 2014

KONE has won an order to supply 63 eco-efficient lifts and escalators to the Tianjin Noble Winland IFC high-rise office building in the Yujiapu financial district in Tianjin Binhai New Area, China.

The office building will rise to a height of 300 metres and will have 38 KONE MiniSpace(TM) lifts, some of which will travel at speeds of 7 metres per second. The tower will also have four KONE DoubleDeck lifts and four KONE TravelMaster(TM) esclators. The adjacent commercial podium will have nine KONE lifts and eight KONE TravelMaster escalators to ease the people flow of shoppers. The KONE E-Link traffic monitoring system will help the facility managers ensure a high level of service and quick reaction to changing traffic situations in both buildings.

"We are very pleased to offer our pioneering eco-efficient solutions to this impressive office building. Continuous communication with the customer helped our team to offer the best solutions for their needs", said William B. Johnson, Executive Vice President for KONE Greater China.

The Tianjin Noble Winland International Finance Center has been designed by the Tianjin Huahui Architecture Design Institute and the main contractor is the China Railway Construction Engineering Group. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

The Tianjin Binhai New Area is a major economic development zone in northern China which transforms an industrial port into a modern city with commercial zones, residential areas and parks.

The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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

Previous press releases on KONE's orders are available at www.kone.com/press including:
- 27 Dec 2013: KONE wins order for tallest building in Guangxi Province, China
- 15 Nov 2013: KONE to deliver people-flow solutions to a 10-tower mixed-use development in Wuhan, China
- 13 Jan 2012: KONE to supply eco-efficient lifts to office buildings in Binhai New Area, China


About KONE
KONE is one of the global leaders in the lift and escalator industry. The company has been committed to understanding the needs of its customers for the past century, providing industry-leading lifts, escalators and automatic building doors as well as innovative solutions for modernisation 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 urbanising environment. In 2012, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 6.3 billion and around 40,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.