Lift modernisation | improve lift safety for existing buildings – KONE

Lift modernisation – new era of people flow

In an increasingly digitalised world, everything is connected – the lift modernisation cost is offset by many benefits. With a lift modernisation checklist, you can update lift safety features while adding new people flow solutions and value-adding services from KONE and our partners. Optimise people flow, operational efficiency, and lift safety, while making sure your property is ready to take advantage of future smart-building technologies with lift modernisation.


Connect for smooth people flow

The lift modernisation cost gives you a connected lift that puts you and your users in control. You can add smart, value-adding services that optimise people flow, make everyday life easier for users, and increase lift safety while ensuring your building is geared up for the future. Lift modernisation ensures that your building evolves with the changing needs of tenants.

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Redefine the user experience

Lift modernisation gives users real-time information on-the-go, as well as an exciting, multisensory ride-experience and other smart building applications. It allows you to update lift safety features and make every day more convenient by improving accessibility and availability.

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Lift modernisation and smart insights

As your experienced partner for smarter buildings, we can offer lift modernisation and help you manage your property more efficiently with valuable insights into end-user behaviour that can be used to enhance lift safety, optimise people flow and improve the user experience.

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Partner with a sustainability leader

Partner with a sustainability leader

We help you achieve your eco-efficiency goals during every phase of your building’s life cycle, from design and construction to maintenance and modernisation. Our energy-efficient solutions and services for smart eco-cities, low-carbon communities, and net-zero sustainable buildings support the ongoing transition towards a more sustainable future for urban living.  

Our lift modernisation solutions


Full replacement

With full replacement we completely remove your old lift and install a brand-new, accessibility-compliant one in your building’s existing shaft. We recommend this option if:

  • your lift is more than 25 years old
  • is unreliable, cramped, or slow
  • is difficult for some people to access and use



Modular modernization

We can upgrade your lift’s performance and appearance, and cut running costs, by updating entire systems – such as the hoisting machinery, electrification system, or doors – in one go. Modular modernisation is ideal if your lift is:

  • 15 to 20 years old
  • consuming a lot of electricity
  • doesn’t level accurately with landing floors
  • has an outdated and impractical interior



Component upgrades

Component upgrades are a quick and cost-effective way to make small improvements to things like the lift door operator, signalisation, or lighting system. These types of upgrades are recommended for lifts that are:

  • more than 10 years old
  • suffering from problems like noisy doors or outdated and impractical signalisation


KONE elevator modernisation process

We're with you every step of the way

We're with you every step of the way

We support you at every step of the lift modernisation process, from planning and installation to handover. And with on-going maintenance and monitoring support, we’re there throughout your building’s life cycle.

Benefits of lift modernisation



Lift modernisation will mean shorter waiting times, fewer repairs and breakdowns, lower running costs, and enhanced lift safety features for tenants and visitors. Modern automatic doors and signalisation will make sure that your lift looks good and is easy to use.


Our innovative improvements make your lift safer, giving you and your lift users added peace of mind. By modernising with KONE you can benefit from better functioning car doors, accurate car leveling, improved lighting, a two-way communication system inside the car, an emergency power supply in case of power cuts, and much more.



With full replacement lift installation you can increase the size of the car by as much as 50%, and with lift modernisation you can install wide-opening doors to make access easier for people using wheelchairs or pushing prams.

Visual appearance

A good-looking lift complements your building and enhances the lift experience for residents and visitors alike. You can completely transform the look and feel of the car interior with new functional and durable materials, innovative patters and finishes, a modern colour palette, as well as mirrors and other accessories.



With KONE lift modernisation, you can future-proof your building with market-leading, connected lift technology. By adding connected lifts to your lift modernisation checklist, you can create a completely new kind of user experience by adding smart building solutions and services with modernisation and lift installation.

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