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A proven technology leader

KONE is the industry forerunner in technological innovations. KONE is committed to offering high quality, innovative and energy efficient People Flow® solutions that make travel within and between buildings as smooth as possible.

A history of innovation

KONE’s history of innovation is one of the company’s success factors. KONE has always provided a systematic and long-term investment into its R&D capabilities. In its striving towards serving customers to perfection, KONE explores technologies in other industries and monitors changing markets, trends, customer needs, and working methods. KONE has introduced a wide range of major innovations throughout the years.

Quality is always a priority

Ensuring the high quality of all KONE products and services is crucial for the company and it is one of the cornerstones of its strategy. KONE is constantly monitoring the quality of its products and facilities as well as the performance of the equipment after it is installed.

KONE's innovations and solutions:

KONE UltraRope™

The latest in a long line of technological breakthroughs, KONE UltraRope™ sets a new benchmark for high-rise buildings. The super-light KONE UltraRope technology provides unrivalled elevator eco-efficiency, reliability and durability, while also improving elevator performance. It eliminates the disadvantages of existing steel ropes – high energy consumption, rope stretch, large moving masses, and downtime caused by building sway. KONE UltraRope can enable future elevator travel heights up to 1,000 meters. Watch the KONE UltraRope video and read more »

KONE EcoDisc® motor

The KONE EcoDisc hoisting motor is the heart of KONE’s elevator solution. The machinery was completely renewed in 2012 providing several advantages. The new innovative copper winding system reduces the amount of energy lost as heat, making KONE elevators even more energy efficient than before. The new motor control system and brakes provide a smooth and quiet ride, while the more compact design frees up space.

KONE MonoSpace® elevator

KONE revolutionized the industry in 1996 with the world’s first machine-room-less elevator – the KONE MonoSpace® for low- to mid-rise buildings. In 2012 a completely new range of KONE MonoSpace elevators was launched. The new solutions are significantly more energy efficient than before, provide industry-leading ride comfort and feature award-winning car interior design. With increased space efficiency, the KONE MonoSpace is ideal for buildings in need of elevator modernization.

KONE MiniSpace™ elevator

The KONE MiniSpace is an elevator with a small machine room and is the ideal solution for the most demanding high-rise buildings. KONE MiniSpace elevators are powered by the energy-efficient KONE EcoDisc® hoisting machine, offer superior ride comfort and feature award-winning car interior design.

KONE NanoSpace™ modernization solution

In addition to being very quick to install, the KONE NanoSpace™ uses highly compact components and innovative technology to deliver an elevator car that’s up to 50% bigger with no changes to the existing shaft. As well as more space and better accessibility, it also provides a smooth ride for maximum comfort. And with the eco-efficient KONE HybridHoisting™ system, it also helps to reduce energy consumption and running costs.

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KONE EcoMod™ escalator modernization

An innovative and systematic approach to replacing the entire workings of your escalator. The solution delivers brand new technology without expensive and disruptive truss removal.

The solution also reduces the energy consumption and operating costs of the new and installed equipment.

KONE InnoTrack™ autowalk

Move people quickly and smoothly over long distances. KONE InnoTrack autowalks are easy to install without making changes to floor structures, and their modular design means you can easily change their length or location.

KONE JumpLift construction time elevator

KONE JumpLift is a construction time elevator with a temporary machine room that can be moved upwards as construction progresses.

KONE JumpLift advantages: enables a faster, safer construction process, earlier closing of the facade, reduced down-time, and safer transportation in all waether conditions.

KONE Polaris™ - destination control system

KONE Polaris increases elevator handling capacity, improves passenger comfort and reduces waiting times. It also improves security through integration with the building’s access control system. With the latest capacitive touchscreen technology and a highly intuitive user interface, our new destination operating panel ensures an effortless user experience. For even greater convenience, building tenants can make elevator calls directly from their mobile device with the KONE RemoteCall™ smartphone app. Read more about KONE People Flow Intelligence solutions »


The KONE IDE300™ access system integrates automatic building doors and elevators. It provides easy, hands free access to buildings and elevators.

IDE300 also recognizes the resident, opens the door, turns on the lights, calls the elevator and takes the residents automatically to their home floor.

Tytyri - the world’s highest elevator test shaft

Tytyri is located in Finland and it has been in operation since 1998. It's located in a 350 meters deep limestone mineshaft.

Vertical travel distance 317 m
Max. theoretical speed 17 m/s
Max. suspended load 50 tn

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One of the world's most innovative companies

For the fifth year running, KONE has been included in the Forbes list of the 100 most innovative companies in the world.
KONE ranks 48th in the 2015 list.

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KONE awarded CTBUH's 2013 Innovation Award for KONE UltraRope™

KONE, an innovative leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has received the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) 2013 Innovation Award for its new KONE UltraRope™ hoisting technology

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