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KONE Corporation, press release, June 10, 2015
KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has been selected by GPT Group as its key modernization partner at Riverside Centre, a high-rise office building in Brisbane, Australia. As part of the building's extensive upgrade project, KONE will be brought in to modernize the business hub's 21 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 146m and comprising 40 floors, Riverside Centre houses local and international businesses, entertainment facilities as well as fine-dining restaurants and cafes. The upgraded building will incorporate the latest in elevator technology. KONE's advanced 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 KONE EcoDisc® hoisting machines and regenerative drives that boost sustainability through reduced energy use.
"We are proud to be part of the transformation of Riverside Centre and our skillful team will work hard to ensure the ongoing premium status of this landmark building," says KONE's Neeraj Sharma, Executive Vice President, Asia-Pacific and Middle East.
The awarded construction design of Riverside Centre is the work of Harry Seidler, an icon of Australian architecture.
The order was booked in the first quarter of 2015.
Previously published press releases are available at
November 24, 2014: KONE wins order for luxury hotel development in Perth, Australia
November 5, 2014: KONE to equip Collins Square, one of Australia's largest mixed-used development with sustainable people flow solutions
September 1, 2014: KONE wins order for high-rise apartments in Sydney, Australia
January 20, 2014: KONE wins order for residential high-rises in Sydney, Australia
For further information, please contact:
Liisa Kivelä, Director, External 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 2014, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 7.3 billion, and at the end of the year over 47,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.