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KONE Corporation, press release, March 9, 2018
KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order for phase two of the Zhengzhou metro line 2 expansion, and for phase two of the Zhengzhou suburb metro line in the capital of China's Henan Province. KONE also equipped the Zhengzhou metro line during phase two of metro line 1 construction, and phase one of metro line 2 development.
With the latest deal, KONE will improve the flow of urban life in Zhengzhou by providing 64 KONE TransitMaster(TM) escalators, 13 KONE MonoSpace® elevators, and two KONE MiniSpace(TM) elevators to the metro project. Some 290,000 commuters will be using the installed equipment every day once the project has been completed at the end of this year.
The total length of the second phase of the metro line 2 expansion is around 10 kilometers, all of it underground.
"We are honored to have this opportunity to continue building on the contributions we have made in earlier phases of the construction of the Zhengzhou metro. Zhengzhou is a rapidly growing city and the metro plays an important role in people's daily commutes," said William B. Johnson, KONE executive vice president for Greater China.
The main developer and contractor of the project is Zheng Zhou Rail Transit Co., Ltd. The architect of the development is China Railway Er Yuan Engineering Group Co. Ltd.
The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2017.
For further information, please contact
Liisa Kivelä, Director, Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 204 75 4330. email@example.com
Previous press releases are available at www.kone.com/press including:
December 22, 2017: KONE wins order for an infrastructure project in Zhengzhou, China's Henan province
October 25, 2016: KONE wins order for China's Xi'an Metro Line 4
January 11, 2016: KONE wins order for expansion of Zhengzhou's metro
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. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2017, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 8.9 billion, and at the end of the year over 55,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.