We move over a billion people every day

KONE in numbers

+100 years

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

Close to 600,000 customers

We work with builders, building owners, facility managers and developers, plus architects, authorities and consultants.

+60,000 employees

We have over 60,000 employees around the world.

+60 countries

We operate in more than 60 countries across the globe.

1.6 million units

Our elevator and escalator maintenance base was over 1.6 million units in 2023.

11 billion euros

KONE had annual net sales of 11.0 billion in 2023.

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 over 550,000 customers. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, we have eight global R&D centers and ten manufacturing units in seven countries, as well as a worldwide network of agents and authorized distributors.

Map of KONE locations worldwide.

Three megatrends drive the growth in our industry



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



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.



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

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