KONE to provide elevators for Middle East’s largest medical center in Kuwait

Press Release Published 18/01/2011

KONE has won an order to supply 93 elevators for the Jaber Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah Hospital project in South Surra, Kuwait. KONE will provide 25 KONE MonoSpace® special elevators, and 68 KONE MiniSpace™ elevators for this remarkable project.

Developed by the Kuwait Ministry of Public Works, the project will be the largest medical center in the State of Kuwait and the Middle East region, providing the highest quality of health care to 600,000 people in the area. The architect for the project is the leading design firm Langdon Wilson International in cooperation with local Kuwait firm Gulf Consult. The main contractor is the prominent Arab Contractors.

“Our main objective for this project is to provide innovative solutions and our People Flow™ expertise in hospital environments to offer the hospital’s patients and visitors smooth ride comfort,” says Eric Maziol, EVP and Area Director for West and South Europe and the Middle East, KONE. “We are also very proud to be part of this great project and in association with the prime firms Langdon Wilson, Gulf Consult, and Arab Contractors. We look forward to the joint collaboration on this very impressive project.”

The new medical development includes an eleven-story hospital, two-story dental building and four-story residential building for nursing staff. Offering a high standard of medical treatment in the South Surra area, the luxurious hospital will also include an auditorium and conference rooms to advance medical education, a public atrium, lounges, roof gardens, cafeterias, gift shops, and prayer rooms. The estimated time of completing the construction is at the end of 2013.

The order was booked in Q4 of 2010.

For further information, please contact:

Anne Korkiakoski, EVP, Marketing & Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 204 75 4775

About KONE

KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. The company has been committed to understanding the needs of its customers for the past century, providing industry-leading elevators, escalators and automatic building doors as well as innovative solutions for modernization and maintenance. The company'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. In 2009, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 4.7 billion and approximately 34,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in Finland.


2011-01-18 KONE to provide elevators for Middle East’s largest medical center in Kuwait

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