KONE has been selected to deliver 42 elevators and 60 escalators to the Eton Place Dalian complex in the port city of Dalian in China. KONE’s innovative and customized solutions will be installed in the 280-meter high Eton Place Tower 2 and the six-storey commercial podium.
The order includes 23 KONE MonoSpace®, 15 KONE MiniSpace™ and four KONE freight elevators, as well as 51 KONE TravelMaster® and nine KONE TransitMaster™ escalators. Altogether these solutions will ensure the smooth people flow of the thousands who will be working, living and shopping in the building complex.
The 62-storey tower housing offices and serviced apartments will have the KONE E-Link™ traffic monitoring system to guarantee a high level of service, thereby maximizing People Flow. The fastest elevators will be traveling at a speed of 8 m/s and the maximum travel distance of 271 meters. The six-storey retail base unites all five towers of the Eton Place complex and will house luxury shops, department stores, cinemas and theaters.
Eton Place Dalian is being developed by Eton XingYe (Dalian) Co., Ltd. and is one of several projects under construction by Eton Properties Group. The five-building complex is designed by NBBJ, the architect behind KONE references such as Capital City in Moscow. Eton Place Tower 2 and the shopping mall are expected to be completed in early 2013.
The order was booked in Q3 of 2011.
For further information, please contact:
Anne Korkiakoski, EVP, Marketing & Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 204 75 4775
KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. The company has been committed to understanding the needs of its customers for the past century, providing industry-leading elevators, escalators and automatic building doors as well as innovative solutions for modernization and maintenance. The company’s objective is to offer the best people flow experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an increasingly urbanizing environment. In 2010, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 5 billion and approximately 33,800 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in Finland.