KONE, one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry, was founded in 1910. The company has been committed to understanding the needs of its customers for the past century, providing industry-leading elevators and escalators as well as innovative solutions for modernization and maintenance.
The company’s objective is to offer the best People FlowTM experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an increasingly urbanizing environment. In 2012, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 6.3 billion and approximately 40,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
Our key customers are builders, building owners, facility managers, and developers. In addition, architects,authorities, and consultants are key parties in the decisionmaking process regarding elevators and escalators.
We have segmented the market according to the purpose of the building. The main segments are residential buildings, hotels, office and retail buildings, infrastructure, and medical buildings. We also serve special buildings such as leisure and education centers, industrial properties, and ships.
We serve hundreds of thousands of customers across the globe, the majority of which are maintenance customers. Our maintenance customers range from small facility management companies serving a single building to large global retail or hotel chains.