KONE, one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry, was founded in 1910 and celebrated its centennial anniversary in 2010. The company’s objective is to offer the best People Flow™ experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an increasingly urbanizing environment. KONE provides innovative and eco-efficient solutions for elevators, escalators and automatic building doors. We support our customers every step of the way; from design, manufacturing and installation to maintenance and modernization.
Our commitment to customers is present in all KONE solutions. This makes us a reliable partner throughout the life-cycle of the building. We challenge the conventional wisdom of the industry. We are fast, flexible, and we have a well-deserved reputation as a technology leader, with such innovations as KONE MonoSpace®, KONE MaxiSpace™, and KONE InnoTrack™. You can experience these innovations in architectural landmarks such as the Trump Tower in Chicago, the 30 St Mary Axe building in London, the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam and the Beijing National Grand Theatre in China.
KONE employs approximately 33,800 dedicated experts to serve you globally and locally in over 50 countries. In 2010, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 5 billion.
KONE started business in India more than 25 years ago and is today one of the largest elevator company’s in the Indian elevator market. It employs about 2800 people in the country, today.
KONE’s factory in Chennai produces elevators for the Indian market with some exports to Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Chennai additionally forms a base for modernization and supports other Asian-Pacific markets such as Australia, Singapore and Malaysia. The factory has a training center where KONE’s installation engineers and field mechanics are trained to meet KONE India’s strong reputation for high quality and non-compromised safety, as well as the expectations of Indian customers, when installing and maintaining elevators and escalators.
KONE serves customers all around India through its 40 branches.
The Indian Technology & Engineering centre located in Chennai is a key resource to support global functions. This center will be a testing hub, which would support the latest technology and development of future KONE solutions
Although KONE’s Indian operations was established to meet local demands, KONE Elevator India’s role is growing year by year and India clearly has a lot of potential to develop into an export base for other Asian markets. In terms of engineering and global software, KONE India already forms an integral part of KONE’s global business network, providing services for KONE business units in Europe, North America and Asia.