True to club colors

Groupama Arena is home to Ferencvárosi TC, one of Hungary’s oldest and most popular soccer teams. Guarding the entrance is a bronze eagle clutching a soccer ball, symbolizing the passion for the sport shared by the fans who cheer on their home squad. Now they have double reason to be proud: their stadium is the greenest in Hungary, with the club’s signature colors displayed in every detail right down to the elevator operating panels. KONE’s solutions play an important role in getting fans to their seats for the game.

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KONE published its January-June 2015 Interim Report

KONE published its Interim Report for the period of January 1 - June 30, 2015 on Friday, July 17. "I'm very pleased with our good performance which was broad-based both geographically and across the business," said President and CEO Henrik Ehrnrooth i conjunction with the review.

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Sustainable urbanization – myth or reality?

Every hour, Mumbai adds over 40 people to its population, Lagos draws 70, and Dhaka attracts 60. Can rapid urbanization be sustainable? That is the question we tackle in the latest issue of People Flow Magazine. We offer a 360 degree view on what urbanization means for our industry by talking to leading experts, KONE CEO as well as KONE service technicians.

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Milan's "vertical forest" awarded by CTBUH

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, CTBUH has announced the names of winners and finalists of the Best Tall Building Awards as part of their annual awards.  This year’s winner selection included Bosco Verticale, a sustainable residential development in the heart of Milan, Italy. This “vertical forest” is part of an impressive Porta Nuova high-rise hub where KONE’s people flow solutions play an integral role.

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The trends that shape our world

The global demographic structure is changing. Economic growth translates into higher standards of living for a larger part of the world. The number of people classified as middle-income earners is expected to grow by 2.7 billion by 2030. At the same time the world’s population is aging. These two trends result in higher demands on housing and raise the importance of accessibility in urban infrastructure.

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KONE begins installation activities at Kingdom Tower construction site

Last year, KONE and Jeddah Economic Company jointly announced their partnership which will see KONE provide all elevators and escalators inside the Kingdom Tower building, the world’s tallest building-to-be once completed in 2018. KONE has now initiated the very first phases of its elevator installations at the impressive construction site in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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Sustainable urbanization - myth or reality?

KONE's stakeholder magazine tackles the question.

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