At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle.
Our vision is to deliver the best People Flow® experience. This means we understand that different types of buildings serve different purposes, which has an impact on the flow of people and on the surrounding environment. It also means we provide Ease, Effectiveness and Experiences to our users and customers, over the full life cycle of buildings.
KONE Elevators Co., Ltd. was established in December 1996 in Kunshan China. With a total land area of 142,000 m2 in Kunshan Jiangsu Province, KONE Elevators Co., Ltd is the main elevator and escalator manufacturing base in Asia-Pacific Region of KONE Group ™.
In September 2012, in order to further enhance the production capacity of elevator and escalator for better adapting to the development of Asian market, especially for Chinese market, KONE Kunshan production base and the R&D Center was officially relocated in No.88 middle Gucheng Road, Kunshan. New industrial park and research center were designed and planned according to the philosophy of lean production. It is the largest production and R&D base of KONE in the world covering an area of 240,00m2.
In the same year, the operation of KONE China was separated from the Asia Pacific region. The KONE Greater China formally established with comprising 3 parts - Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. By the end of 2014, KONE has 368 service sites national wide and approximately 10,300 employees.
KONE China not only meets its domestic demand, but also exports products to more than 90 countries and areas such as Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Middle East.
KONE serves more than 400,000 customers across the globe. The majority of these are maintenance customers. Key customer groups include builders, building owners, facility managers and developers. Architects, authorities and consultants are also key parties in the decision-making process regarding lifts and escalators.
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