KONE Corporation, press release, December 5,
KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and
escalator industry, has won an order to provide advanced elevator
solutions to Ocean, Meriton's first beachfront tower located at 84
The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise on Australia's Gold
Ocean is situated just north of the famous Cavill Avenue, a
street and pedestrian mall in Surfers Paradise. It will rise to 75
stories and become the third tallest tower in the Gold Coast area.
The tower will be home to both luxury residential and hotel suites
under the Meriton Suites brand.
"It will have grand lobbies, cafes and neighborhood shops, and
a selection of recreation options, with the beach and the endless
views as mighty bonuses," says Harry Triguboff AO, founder and
managing director of Meriton.
Ocean will feature advanced people flow solutions including
KONE Access, which will integrate the building's entry points with
the elevator system for secure and efficient access management. The
KONE Destination Control System will optimize elevator performance
to minimize waiting times. KONE will also equip Ocean with KONE
TravelMaster(TM) 110 escalators and a combination of KONE
MonoSpace® elevators and high-speed KONE MiniSpace(TM) elevators
traveling at speeds of up to seven meters per second. To accelerate
this high-rise construction, the KONE JumpLift(TM)
construction-time elevator and a temporary machine room will allow
for a staged building handover.
"We're always proud to partner with Meriton, especially on
such a prestigious project in this landmark location," says Axel
Berkling, executive vice president, KONE Asia Pacific. "This new
tower will set the record for number of apartments in one building,
so we're working with Meriton to ensure that smooth and safe people
flow is at the core of the design."
The order was booked in the second quarter of 2018.
For further information, please
Hanna Rutanen, Director, External Communications, KONE
Corporation, tel. +358 41 5071361, email@example.com
KONE JumpLift(TM) is a self-climbing elevator that improves
jobsite safety and construction efficiency by enhancing the flow of
people at a construction site. Located in the building's permanent
hoistways, KONE JumpLift elevators are capable of moving workers
and materials much faster than the traditional external
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.