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Why modernise with KONE?


KONE modernisation improves safety, reliability, accessibility, and visual appearance, and also lowers energy costs.


Working with us will bring you improved reliability, accessibility, and comfort – for the lifetime of your building.


Our professionally managed modernisation process minimises disturbance to tenants and visitors.

Explore our additional, passenger safety enhancements, available both for new and existing escalators and autowalks

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Benefits of escalator modernisation

Modernisation ensures that your escalators continue to be energy efficient, safe, and reliable. The truss may last as long as your building, but mechanical components will wear and become outdated. Modernising steps, balustrades, and lighting will help to maintain a fresh, modern appearance. 

Better performance

Compared to older equipment, a modernised escalator does the job better. Less waiting and frustration, and fewer breakdowns – all from your existing escalator or autowalk. Updating the drive and chain components of your equipment will have a significant impact on its performance.

Improved safety

Safety is the starting point of every KONE escalator and autowalk. By modernising, you can make your escalator even safer. We offer a full set of safety upgrades and modular modernisation packages covering electrification, the step chain, drive, and aesthetics. With investing to safety upgrades you can bring your equipment in line with the latest safety codes and standards –giving you and your customers more peace of mind.

Design that complements your building

Innovative design can turn your escalator or autowalk into much more than just a way to keep people moving – with our wide variety of design modernisations you can transform it into an eye-catching architectural feature and an important source of lighting, to match perfectly with your building's interior design.

Eco-efficiency that brings savings

Our eco-efficient escalator modernisation solutions feature a highly energy-efficient and compact drive system, as well as smart operational modes. You can also benefit from innovative and energy-efficient LED lighting in your escalator that is 80% more efficient than halogen lighting and lasts 10 times longer.