We are a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, and our job is to make the best of the world’s cities.


At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization, which add value to the life cycle of any building.

Through more effective People Flow®, we make people’s journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. Together with our partners and customers around the world, we help cities to become better places to live in. In 2015, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 8.6 billion, and at the end of the year close to 50,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.


Our vision is to deliver the best People Flow® experience

This means we understand that different types of buildings serve different purposes, which has an impact on the flow of people and on the surrounding environment. It also means we provide Ease, Effectiveness and Experiences to our users and customers, over the full life cycle of buildings.
KONE’s efforts to meet its strategic targets are supported by development programs that are designed to help us turn our strategy into reality.


We operate in more than 60 countries around the world, serving more than 400,000 customers. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, we have eight global R&D centers and seven global productions sites, as well as a worldwide network of authorized distributors.


At KONE, we understand that different types of buildings have an impact on the flow of people and the surrounding environment.

People Flow for end users

The way we move through buildings and cities has changed. Populations continue to grow and the role of buildings continues to transform. At KONE, we want to provide a smoother, safer, more enriching experience for people, where moving in and around buildings is better than it is today.

By bringing our insights to people flow, we can make cities better places to live in.

People Flow for our customers

Our solutions and services are designed with effectiveness at the forefront, not only to provide the best people flow in and around buildings, but to have a lasting positive impact on building value and business performance.

People Flow for different building types

From low-rise buildings to the world’s highest skyscrapers; from the demands of shopping malls, hotels, airports and transit hubs, to cruise ships, stadiums and concert halls, KONE has always been dedicated to people flow and we are proud to serve some of the world’s most well-known buildings and urban complexes.