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KONE Materials Handling Division Becomes Kone Cargotec and KONE Corporation Adopts a New Visual Identity

Press Release Published 09/01/2004

Through the sale of its tractor and forest machinery businesses, KONE Materials Handling’s structure has changed significantly. As a consequence, the division’s name is being changed to reflect operations better. The new name is Kone Cargotec. Its business areas are Kalmar (container handling) and Hiab (load handling).

The visual identity of the KONE Elevators & Escalators division is being differentiated from that of the parent company, with KONE Corporation getting a new visual identity. The familiar blue block logo will henceforth be used exclusively by KONE Elevators & Escalators.


KONE Corporation

Tapio Hakakari
Secretary to the Board of Directors

Aimo Rajahalme
Executive Vice President, Finance and Information Services

For additional information, please contact:
Tapio Hakakari, secretary to the Board of Directors, KONE, tel. +358 (0)204 75 4226
Carl-Gustaf Bergström, president, Kone Cargotec, tel. +358 (0)204 55 4999
Annamari Lammassaari, VP, global branding, KONE, tel. +358 (0)204 75 4339

KONE is a global service and engineering company that specializes in moving people and goods. It comprises two divisions: KONE Elevators & Escalators and Kone Cargotec. KONE Elevators & Escalators sells, manufactures, installs, maintains and modernizes elevators and escalators, and services automatic building doors. Kone Cargotec supplies products and services to ease moving and loading goods. KONE's B shares are listed on the Helsinki Exchanges.