KONE Corporation, press release, March 16, 2016
KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry,
has been selected by the GPT Group as its key modernization partner
for the Melbourne Central Tower. KONE will be brought in to the
high-rise office building in Melbourne, Australia, to modernize 25
elevators as well as to introduce a new destination control system.
These solutions will support the building's green credentials and
result in optimal people flow.
Standing at 211 meters and comprising 51 floors, Melbourne
Central Tower houses local and international businesses, and a
thriving retail precinct at the base of the building including
fine-dining restaurants and cafes. Located in the heart of
Melbourne's business district, the Tower has a total rental area of
approximately 65,000 square meters. The building has a 4.5-star
unassisted (5.0 assisted) energy rating from NABERS (National
Australian Built Environment Rating System).
The advanced KONE Destination Control System will ensure an
optimal passenger experience by using information about desired
destination floors and the number of waiting passengers,
contributing to increased handling capacity and reduced journey
times. KONE's modernization solutions will also include
high-efficiency hoisting machines and regenerative drives that
boost sustainability through reduced energy use.
The upgrade work is expected to begin in June 2016 with
completion scheduled for mid-2018.
The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2015.
For further information, please
Liisa Kivelä, Director, Communications, KONE Corporation, tel.
+358 204 75 4330, firstname.lastname@example.org
KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and
escalator industry. KONE'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. KONE provides
industry-leading elevators, escalators, automatic building doors
and integrated solutions to enhance the People Flow in and between
buildings. KONE's services cover the entire lifetime of a building,
from the design phase to maintenance, repairs and modernization
solutions. In 2015, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 8.6 billion,
and at the end of the year close to 50,000 employees. KONE class B
shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.