KONE Corporation, press release, November 6,
KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry,
has won an order to modernize the elevators at 385 Bourke Street,
located in Melbourne, Australia, with the latest in vertical
Based in the heart of Melbourne's central business district
(CBD), 385 Bourke Street is an A-grade building providing premium
facilities for its tenants and an abundance of dining and retail
options on its ground floor. The 41-level office tower, owned by
the Dexus Office Partnership and managed by Dexus, aims to redefine
the future of the modern workplace.
In order to futureproof the vertical transportation of the
building and ensure a safe, seamless and efficient journey for the
occupants and visitors at 385 Bourke Street, KONE is modernizing
the machines with the ReGenerate(TM) 800 solution, as well as
upgrading the elevator doors with the KONE ReNova(TM) solution and
complementing them with new car interiors. These solutions cover
the main components of the elevator, including the hoisting
machinery, controller and electrification system, to create a more
reliable, energy efficient and smooth operation.
The full KONE Destination Control System (DCS) is also being
installed at 385 Bourke Street. The solution takes into account
desired destination floors and the number of waiting passengers,
grouping passengers to improve efficiency and convenience
with less crowded cars and shorter travel times. KONE will also use
state-of-the-art people flow survey tools such as the Elevator
Performance Analyser and Smart Lobby to ensure the new DCS system
is incorporated into the building with maximum impact.
"This project is a wonderful opportunity for us to bring the
latest in KONE technology and innovations to align the elevators
with the building's vision of being the modern workplace of the
future. We are proud to deliver modernization solutions to provide
the best people flow experience for the occupants and visitors of
385 Bourke Street," says Axel Berkling, executive vice president
for KONE Asia Pacific.
This order was booked in the second quarter of 2018 with the
project expected to be completed in late 2020.
For further information, please
Hanna Rutanen, Director, External Communications, KONE
Corporation, tel. +358 41 5071361, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.