A SLICE OF HEAVEN
KONE’s Tall Buildings survey reveals that 2 out of 3 metropolitans have positive or very positive attitude toward tall buildings. Pauliina Louhiluoto, a resident of Shanghai is one of them. Find out why.
A TRAVELER'S TRAP
Our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. To capture the essence of urbanization, we bring you stories of people from 17 cities. In search of sunshine, David Hernandez traveled to Nice. 10 years on, he's still there. Wondering what held him back?
Adding magic to the elevator ride
When were you last surprised by something you expected to be very mundane? Like an elevator. At Finland’s New Children’s Hospital, you step into a fairytale as you journey between floors.
AI, MORE OF A REALITY THAN YOU THINK
As technology keeps evolving at a frantic pace, the holy grail for most tech companies is Artificial Intelligence. And far from being the stuff of science fiction, AI is increasingly becoming a part of our day to day lives. Andy Stanford-Clark, master inventor at IBM tells us how this has the potential to revolutionize the way we live.
Around the world in an elevator
What do you get when you combine an indomitable spirit, a desire to explore elevators of every kind and a YouTube channel? In the case of elevator enthusiast Andrew Reams, it opened a whole new world of wonder and discovery. Here’s his story.
ATTENTION: STARTUPS WANTED!
Startups are hip, agile and innovative. Corporate giants have the muscle to make ideas happen. Put them together in a marriage and everyone wins – if the chemistry is right.
BACK TO BASICS
What do end-users and customers really want? Every year hundreds of KONE employees spend one entire day with their customers, building personnel, and end-users to find out. We let you in on a few secrets from the last event of People Flow Day with special focus on service experience.
BANGKOK NEVER STOPS
Meet Sutee Sopajaree, KONE’s service technician in Bangkok, who maintains elevators in one of the city’s big residential complexes. This is the 3rd story in our series on ’Keeping megacities on the move’.
Be safe with Bob and Max
On our sixth global safety week, we’re excited to launch a new mobile app featuring our safety mascots Max and Bob teaching children about elevator and escalator safety.
BEATING THE STRESS
Personal well-being takes a back seat when the pressures of urban work environments rise. But to refocus on things that matter, KONE is helping its employees take charge of their health. Here are a few inspiring examples from the US, Finland, and India.
Building Tall: The Future of High Rises
In 2020, the world will see the completion of its first 1,000m-plus building, the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia. While the achievement is guaranteed to evoke wonder and bold headlines, the real story lies in how demographic shifts and groundbreaking innovation could soon cause the number of skyscrapers in urban centers to mushroom. Let’s take a look at the developments that are pushing our skylines to new heights.
BUSINESS IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
Long, pleasant drives with picturesque views is not often part of a job description. But Rami Nuorgam, our service technician in Santa’s home land, loves this element of his job. He drives across the snow-clad regions of Lapland soaking in nature’s alluring beauty and gathering memories that will last a lifetime. We hitched a ride with Rami to see what his day looks like.
CAUTION! HACKERS AT WORK
‘An elevator that reads your mind’ could leap from the fringes of fiction into the realms of reality if Streamr’s concept of a ‘telepathic elevator’ – that uses big data to enhance People Flow – begins to take shape. After all, the idea won KONE’s first Hackathon.
CELEBRATING THE DRAGON
A 20-year-old relationship has a charm and mystery of its own and KONE’s presence in China, for two decades, stands testimony to this chemistry.
CHANGE IS CONSTANT IN DUBAI
Our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. To capture the essence of urbanization, we bring you stories of people from 17 cities. The life of professional sports is characterized by constant travel to different metropolises of the world. Golfer Mikko Ilonen shares his view on Dubai.
CHANGING LIFE IN NANJING
Nanjing is one of the seven ancient capitals of the Middle Kingdom and 11th largest Chinese megacity in terms of GDP. Little wonder then, KONE's office there has been growing fast too. We meet three of KONE’s employees from Nanjing to find out what they like the most about their city.
CITY WITH A SMALL-TOWN FEEL
Our mission at KONE is to improve the flow of urban life. To capture the essence of urbanization, we bring you stories of people from 17 cities. Katie Toft, a would-be single mom, and manager for a technical team that works with electronic medical records, loves the community and culture of Seattle.
CRAVING FOR SPACE
Our mission at KONE is to improve the flow of urban life. To capture the essence of urbanization, we bring you stories of people from 17 cities. Nairobi is rapidly urbanizing but Bonface Wandera plans to move out, after having spent 10 years in the capital. Here’s why.
DECODING THE CONNECTED WORLD
The increasing amount of data collected by sensors embedded in elevators, buildings, cars and even appliances in our homes is expected to change the way we live in rapidly urbanizing cities. To make sense of this sea of data, KONE partners with IBM.