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KONE in brief

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 to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2020, KONE had annual sales of EUR 9.9 billion, and at the end of the year over 60,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.

KONE in a nutshell

Our heritage

Founded in Finland in 1910, we have been in business for more than a century

Annual net sales in euros

At the end of 2020, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 9.9 billion

Over 60 000 employees

We have over 60 000 employees around the world.

Strong global presence

We operate in over 60 countries across the globe.

Customers around the world

We work with more than 550 000 customers including builders, building owners, facility managers, and developers. as well as architects, authorities, and consultants.

1.4 million

Our elevator and escalator maintenance base was over 1.4 million units at the end of 2020.

Dedicated to People Flow

We move over one billion people every day.

KONE's mission and vision

At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life.

As the urbanization megatrend shows, the world’s cities are constantly growing. They attract billions of people and by 2050 more than two in every three people on the planet will live in urban areas. Estimates tell us that around 200,000 people move into cities across the globe each and every day, the same as 140 people every minute.

In this increasingly urbanizing world, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. We understand urbanization and help our customers make the best of the world’s cities, buildings and public spaces. We know we can truly contribute to making cities better and more sustainable places to live. This mission is the purpose that guides every decision we make.

Our vision is to create the best People Flow experience

Our goal is to provide ease, effectiveness and experiences to our users and customers over the full life cycle of buildings. We believe the best experience can be created by working together with our customers and partners in every step of the process, from early engagement to upgrading equipment.

Our worldwide presence

We operate in more than 60 countries around the world, serving approximately 550,000 customers. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, we have seven global R&D centers and 12 manufacturing units in eight countries, as well as a worldwide network of agents and authorized distributors.

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The growth in our industry is driven by three key megatrends.

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Urbanization

Today more than 50% of people live in urban areas. By 2030 an additional 1 billion people will move to urban areas.

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Sustainability

Globally cities stand for 75% of energy consumption and 80% of manmade greenhouse gas emissions. Sustainable building and circular practices become more mainstream in new construction and refurbishment.

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Technology

Technology enables to resolve many of the challenges with rapid urbanization and climate change.

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