October 07, 2013
KONE Corporation, press release, 7 October 2013
KONE, one of the world's leading lift and escalator companies, has won an order for 19 air conditioned lifts and four escalators to be installed at 180 Ann Street, a 34-storey top-end office building being built in the central business district of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. The building, which will feature the shape of the Brisbane River on its façade, will combine leading smart technology with maximum environmental credentials.
KONE's smart and eco-efficient solutions, like the KONE Polaris(TM) destination control system complete with touchscreen destination control panels, will ensure smooth commutes for the future residents of the building. All lift destination control panels will include access control card readers that interface with the lift control system. The order also includes 15 KONE MiniSpace(TM) lifts travelling at a top speed of 7 metres per second, as well as four KONE MonoSpace® lifts and four KONE TravelMaster(TM) 110 escalators with a rise of up to 11 metres.
Equipment will be managed using the KONE E-Link remote monitoring system, and the 14 gear-less passenger lifts in the building will feature an energy-conserving standby mode.
180 Ann Street, which will rise to a height of 144 metres, will house 57,465 square metres of premium office space and 1,634 square metres of retail space over two podium levels. The main contractor for the project, due to be completed in 2015, is WATPAC. Daisho Co. Ltd. is the building owner.
The order was booked in the second quarter of 2013.
For further information, please contact:
Anne Korkiakoski, EVP, Marketing & Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 50 67 411
Previously published press releases are available at www.kone.com/press including:
- 5 Apr 2012 KONE to improve People Flow in Brisbane shopping centre
Further information on 180 Ann Street is available at www.180Brisbane.com.au
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.