KONE to equip Tianfu International Airport in Chengdu, China

Press Release Published 26/04/2019

KONE Corporation, press release, April 26, 2019

KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order to deliver 218 elevators to the Chengdu Tianfu International Airport in the capital of China's Sichuan province. Scheduled to open in 2020, the airport will handle up to 40 million annual passengers and 700 thousand tons of cargo.

Along the path of ancient Silk Road, Chengdu is strengthening its role as a gateway for international exchanges. With the new Tianfu International Airport, Chengdu will be the third city in the Chinese mainland to have two international airports, after Beijing and Shanghai. To manage the smooth and efficient flow of people and goods at the Tianfu airport, KONE will be providing 135 machine room-less KONE MonoSpace® elevators and 81 KONE Transys™ elevators. All these elevators utilize the eco-efficient KONE EcoDisc® hoisting technology.

Because of the high volumes of passengers passing through the terminal every day, high equipment availability is essential. KONE will also be providing KONE E-link™ system enabling remote monitoring of real-time equipment status, traffic, and faults. “Chengdu is one of China’s most vibrant and promising regions. With air travel growing at exponential rates, we are excited that our people flow solutions will help millions of people move safely and comfortably at this ambitious transport hub,” said William B. Johnson, Executive Vice President for KONE Greater China.

The Tianfu International Airport is designed by China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute CORP.,LTD and developed by Sichuan Airport Group Co, Ltd.. The main contractor is China Construction Eighth Engineering Division. CORP. LTD. and HUASHI Group.

KONE booked the order in the first quarter of 2019.

For further information, please contact:
Hanna Rutanen, Director, External Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 41 507 1361, media@kone.com

Read more
Previous press releases are available at http://www.kone.com/en/news-and-insights/releases/ including:

January 28, 2019: KONE wins order for first phase of the Shanghai Metro's Line 18
August 30, 2018: Another metro win for KONE in China with deal to equip Wuxi Metro line 3
July 10, 2018: KONE wins order for 107 escalators and elevators for Ningbo Metro Line 4 in China
June 5, 2018: KONE improves the flow of urban life in China with three new metro line wins

About KONE
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 2018, KONE had annual sales of EUR 9.1 billion, and at the end of the year over 57,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland. www.kone.com

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