KONE to supply lifts to Zhonghai International Center in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China

March 24, 2014

KONE Corporation, press release, 24 March 2014

KONE, an innovative leader in the lift and escalator industry, will supply 113 lifts and 28 escalators to a multi-purpose building complex to be built in Chengdu city, the capital of Sichuan province in China. The multi-use complex consists of seven buildings located in the centre of Chengdu High Tech Development Zone and Chengdu's new financial city centre. KONE's solutions will enable smoother people flow in the office and commercial sections of the complex, which are scheduled to be ready by 2015.

The Zhonghai International Center consists of four 160 metre-tall and three 110 metre-tall buildings. They will be equipped with 28 KONE MonoSpace® and 85 KONE MiniSpaceTM lifts as well as with 24 KONE TravelMasterTM 110 and four KONE TravelMasterTM 120 escalators. For the smoothest and safest customer experience, installed solutions in all of the buildings will also include the KONE PolarisTM destination control system as well as the KONE E-LinkTM remote monitoring system to enable the efficient management of equipment and quick reaction to changing traffic situations.

"We are proud to have been awarded this project and pleased to continue our cooperation with the building complex developer", says William B. Johnson, Executive Vice President for KONE Greater China. "Our involvement in the development of Zhonghai International Center is a testament to our technical capabilities and leading eco-efficient people-flow solutions."

Developed by China Overseas and Investment Ltd., the Zhonghai International Center has been designed by China Architecture Design and Research Institute Corporation Limited and Sichuan Provincial Architectural Design and Research Institute.

The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Previous press releases on KONE's orders are available at www.kone.com/press including:

- 10 Jan 2014: KONE to supply eco-efficient People Flow solutions to an office skyscraper in Tianjin's financial district
- 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

For further information, please contact:
Anne Korkiakoski, 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 urbanising environment. KONE provides industry-leading lifts, 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 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.