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KONE to provide escalators and elevators to railway station renewal project in Ghent, Belgium

Press Release Published 25/01/2011

KONE has been selected to supply 25 heavy-duty escalators to Ghent’s main railway station renewal project in Belgium. The order includes 25 KONE TransitMaster® 140 escalators and 13 scenic elevators that will be installed at Gent-Sint-Pieters station. The agreement also includes a 10-year maintenance contract.

Gent-Sint-Pieters is one of Belgium’s busiest transfer stations with 12 platforms and connecting tram and bus stations and underground car park. KONE’s solutions will help travelers smoothly move from one mode of transport to another within the station complex. The renewal project is expected to be completed in 2018.

“We are delighted to provide our People Flow™ solutions to another important infrastructure project and contribute to the development of the city of Ghent,” says Eric Maziol, EVP and Area Director of KONE West and South Europe. “Our heavy-duty escalators are designed to meet the heavy People Flow demands of mass transit.”

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.