KONE Corporation, press release, November 22,
KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry,
has won an order to provide elevators and related advanced
technology for the ONE building in Frankfurt am Main in Germany.
The mixed-use tower is currently being constructed with the help of
a KONE JumpLift(TM) construction-time elevator. Once completed, the
building's elevators will be hoisted using the super-light KONE
UltraRope® high-rise elevator technology.
Located at the junction of the financial district and the
Europaviertel (European quarter) of Frankfurt am Main, the ONE
building will rise to a height of approximately 190 meters and
house hotel and office spaces alongside exceptional amenities. The
49-story mixed-use tower is the German debut of both the KONE
UltraRope and KONE JumpLift technologies.
"KONE JumpLift can fulfill the vertical transportation demands
of the high-rise construction site, and once the project is
completed, KONE UltraRope and our combination of smart building
technologies will help deliver a superior people flow experience
worthy of this world-class property," says Thomas Hinnerskov,
executive vice president, KONE Central and North
KONE will provide the ONE building with a total of 22
elevators, a turnstile, and advanced people flow solutions.
Specifically, the building will feature 13 KONE Mini-Space(TM)
high-rise passenger elevators operating at a speed of up to seven
meters per second (1,600 feet per minute) and six KONE MonoSpace®
machine-room-less elevators. It will also be equipped with a
4,000-kg firefighting elevator and two heavy-duty KONE Transys(TM)
freight and service elevators with capacities of up to
The building is expected to be used daily by 1,800 people.
With KONE's integrated people flow solutions for smart buildings,
their journeys will be made smooth and secure. The KONE Turnstiles
working together with the KONE Destination Control System will
assign elevators at the point of entry at the building's smart
lobby. KONE E-Link will enable the equipment to be monitored from a
The ONE building is due to be completed at the end of 2021 and
is a development of CA Immo, who are also the general contractors
and investor for the project. The project architects are Meurer
KONE booked the order in the third quarter of 2018.
For further information, please
Hanna Rutanen, Director, External Communications, KONE
Corporation, tel. +358 41 5071361, email@example.com
KONE UltraRope(R) is an ultra-light elevator hoisting
technology that enables elevator travel heights of up to one
kilometer (3,300 feet). Thanks to its carbon fiber core surrounded
by a high-friction coating, it provides unrivalled eco-efficiency,
reliability and durability while improving elevator
KONE JumpLift(TM) is a self-climbing elevator that improves
jobsite safety and construction efficiency by enhancing the flow of
people at a construction site. Located in the building's permanent
hoistways, KONE JumpLift elevators are capable of moving workers
and materials much faster than the traditional external hoist.
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 2017, KONE had annual
net sales of EUR 8.9 billion, and at the end of the year over
55,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq
Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.