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2014-04-01 08:31:18

LISLE, Ill., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KONE Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a three-year contract to supply elevator and escalator service and maintenance through the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance. The City and County of Denver, Colorado served as the lead public agency and awarded KONE the contract after carefully evaluating proposals from several other distributors. This is the second contract award for KONE as the elevator service and maintenance...

2013-11-27 08:27:09

LISLE, Ill., Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KONE Inc. today announced its membership in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program, managed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). To be approved as a C-TPAT participant, KONE's international supply chain security measures were rigorously evaluated to ensure they were implemented and followed in accordance with established criteria. As a C-TPAT member, KONE will work to promote secure borders and international...

2013-11-25 08:29:08

LISLE, Ill., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KONE Inc. today announced its eco-efficient TransitMaster(TM)120 Escalator has won an Architectural Products Product Innovation Award (PIA). Among the 300 products considered, the KONE TransitMaster stood out for its innovation in eco-efficiency, safety and design. The TransitMaster's signature attributes include a standby speed operation - which saves up to 16 percent of energy by reducing escalator speed when there are no passengers on...

2013-11-20 08:31:14

LISLE, Ill., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KONE Inc. today announced the launch of an innovative destination operating panel (DOP) for its KONE Polaris(TM) Destination Control System. The new DOP replaces traditional up and down buttons with an advanced touchscreen, providing improved building security and greater convenience for users. The Touchscreen DOP's large intuitive interface features a clear, high-contrast display and four options for destination entry: a one-touch slider,...

2013-11-05 08:37:46

LISLE, Ill., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KONE Inc. today announced a contract with Hensel Phelps - one of the largest general contractors in the United States - to provide eight KONE MonoSpace® elevators for the Santa Clara Family Justice Center in San Jose, Calif. The revolutionary KONE MonoSpace® is a machine room-less elevator which uses KONE EcoDisc® technology to reduce power use and minimize construction costs. One of the most environmentally sound elevator concepts in...

2013-11-01 08:28:39

LISLE, Ill., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KONE Inc. announced today the acquisition of Elevator Dynamics, Inc. (EDI), an independently-owned elevator maintenance, repair and modernization company in Los Angeles. Beginning Nov. 1, elevator operations at the family-owned company as well as the company's 8 employees will be absorbed under the KONE name. "We're excited to welcome Elevator Dynamics into the KONE family, and offer customers an expanded support network for the quality...

2013-10-30 12:26:58

LISLE, Ill., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KONE Inc., a leader in the elevator and escalator industry, today celebrates its fourth annual People Flow Day. During the day, close to 1,000 KONE employees in more than 30 countries around the world - including Canada, Mexico, and the United States - will act as researchers and visit more than 100 sites to get closer to customers and building users. Via this ethnographic study, KONE will gain a deeper understanding of customer needs and the user...

2013-10-24 08:27:02

LISLE, Ill., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KONE Inc. today announced it received a score of 98 out of 100 in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) reporting, which is the highest score since KONE was named to the list four years ago. KONE's score - which has improved steadily over four consecutive years - represents good internal data management and the development of solutions to combat climate-change related issues that affect the company's operations and supply chain. The CDP...

2013-10-18 12:22:59

LISLE, Ill., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KONE Inc. today announced that it will supply dozens of eco-efficient elevators and escalators for the renovation of Kyle Field Stadium in College Station, Texas. "With a project this size, stadium operators must be confident that they're providing visitors with safe and reliable transportation solutions," said Larry Wash, KONE EVP and Area Director for KONE Americas. "We're honored to provide our eco-efficient elevators and escalators, with the...

2013-10-07 08:26:56

LISLE, Ill., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KONE Inc. announced today its acquisition of the Cancun operations of Mac Puar Cim, SL, a Spanish Elevator company with extensive geographical coverage and operations in several countries. Beginning on October 1, all MP elevator service operations in Cancun were absorbed under the KONE name. "As the market in Mexico continues to present opportunities, KONE has implemented a growth strategy that is a win-win scenario for the company and...