Modular modernisation | lift renovation for existing buildings – KONE

Lift renovation for digitally enabled people flow

In an increasingly digitalised world, lift renovation allows you to keep up by adding connectivity to your lift. With modular modernisation, you can make your lift smarter and more desirable with new people flow solutions and value-adding services from KONE and our partners.

Modular modernisation is ideal if the overall condition of your lift is still functional, but updating things like the lift control system and the hoisting unit would significantly improve its performance. Upgrading an existing lift by updating the lift control system optimises people flow and operational efficiency, while lift renovation makes sure your property is ready to take advantage of future smart-building technologies.


A connected lift control system

Modular modernisation can update the lift controller and the hoisting unit to give you a connected lift that puts you and your users in control. Lift renovation is a flexible way to add smart, value-adding services that optimise people flow, make everyday life easier for users, and ensure your building is geared up for the future. Modular modernisation offers an easy way to ensure that your lift evolves with the changing needs of tenants.

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Modular modernisation

Enhance the user experience with real-time information on-the-go, an exciting, multisensory ride-experience and other smart building applications, it makes everyday convenient by improving accessibility and availability.

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Successful lift renovation with KONE

As your experienced partner for lift renovation and smarter buildings, we can offer you the flexiblity of modular modernisation and help you manage your property more efficiently with valuable insights into end-user behavior that can be used to continuously 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.  

Benefits of upgrades


Upgrading your lift’s electrification system, control system, and car lighting can significantly reduce the amount of energy it consumes. As well as making your lift more eco-efficient, these upgrades also cut your operating costs.


Lift performance can be greatly improved by modernising components like the control system and door operator. These upgrades improve reliability, levelling accuracy, waiting time, and accessibility.


Making sure lift passengers and maintenance personnel are safe is the number one priority. Upgrading components like the shaft and machine room lighting, the car overspeed governor, or the machinery guards will improve safety and help you better manage risk in your building.

Significant improvements with modular modernisation solutions

Lift controller upgrade

Updating your lift controller and the electrification system will improve its reliability, eco-efficiency, safety, and accessibility. Our quick-to-install modular modernisation solutions will have your lift back up and running in the shortest possible time. Lift renovation can also add connectivity that makes your lift smarter and more desirable – helping you to get more value out of every square metre with new services enabled by the KONE digital platform and KONE Partner Ecosystem.


Hoisting unit upgrade

Modular modernisation allows you to focus on upgrading the hoisting unit. The hoisting unit is the part of your lift that does most of the hard work, so upgrading worn, outdated machinery is vital to maintain safety and ride comfort. As part of your lift renovation, you can also update the lift control system to maximize the benefits of modular modernisation while opening the door to a wide range of elevator connectivity options from the KONE digital platform and the KONE Partner ecosystem.


Materials and accessories

Lift renovation allows you to upgrade your lift's interior with new signalisation, new wall and door materials and finishes, media screens, and much more.


Modular modernisation for doors

Adding a new automatic door to your lift with modular modernisation improves safety while our lightweight doors maximise space inside the car and are smooth and quiet.


Unsure of the modernisation solution you require?

Contact us to arrange a no-obligation site visit where our modernisation experts will take a closer look at your lift and recommend the best way forward.

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