Modernisation keeps your elevator and escalator equipment running smoothly for the lifetime of your building. It ensures that your equipment works safely and reliably, and it can save money in the long run by reducing maintenance and energy costs.
It is also an investment that can add new features in order to keep up with changing requirements. For example, people live longer today and they want a higher standard of safety and accessibility. New legislation creates new safety and accessibility requirements. New technology improves performance and increasing energy efficiency. And requirements may change, for example if a residential building is converted into a hotel.
For passengers, modernisation with KONE means safety, comfort, and the aesthetic appeal of modern design. For building and facility managers, it means improving performance, energy efficiency and people flow with minimum disruption and maximum availability. And for owners, it means predictable lifecycle management.
First impressions matterThe elevator or escalator is often the first thing tenants or customers see when they enter the building. Contemporary design and quality materials improve the image of the building. If the surface components of your elevator or escalator are worn or scratched, you can give it a facelift and have it looking like new in a short time.
Peace of mindSafety means more than conforming with local laws and norms – though that is important. Minimizing potential risks is the goal, and the end result is peace of mind for staff, tenants and visitors. One of the most important safety improvements you can make is to install a door in an elevator. This prevents hands or clothing from getting caught when the elevator is moving, and gives passengers a feeling of security. In an escalator, a brush deflector system can prevent shoes and clothing from getting trapped between the steps and the skirting panels.
For all usersGood accessibility makes the equipment safer and more convenient for all users, including people in wheelchairs, families with children, or people carrying large items. Accessibility in an elevator can be improved by installing automatic doors. The size of the car itself can be increased by as much as 50%, making room for people in wheelchairs or baby carriages.
Continuous people flowReliable, efficient, continuous operation is important in ensuring smooth people flow in the building. It also saves energy and makes maintenance costs more predictable. An elevator or escalator that is out of order is frustrating for residents and employees, and may make customers go elsewhere.
Cutting energy costsModernisation cuts your energy costs, since a modern KONE elevator or escalator is a lot more eco-efficient than solutions built just a few decades ago.
You do not always need to replace the entire installation to reduce energy costs. You can improve energy efficiency considerably with easy-to-install retrofit packages. LED lighting, for example, in the elevator car or in an escalator’s skirt lighting, can be installed quickly and can repay your investment in a short time.
KONE also offers modular solutions so that you can focus on areas where modernisation will be the most cost-effective. Modernising the electrification system, for example, is an excellent way to improve the energy efficiency of your elevator or escalator.
Put your elevator to the testDoes your elevator make a good first impression when customers visit your building? Do residents use it with confidence? Is it accessible for everyone? Could you save money by reducing energy costs?
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