KONE wins order for new "super hospital" in northern Denmark

Press Release Published 10/10/2018
KONE Corporation, press release, October 10, 2018
KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order to provide elevators for the New Aalborg University Hospital (NAU) in the north of Denmark. Categorized in Danish terms as a "super hospital", NAU will occupy an area of 170,000 square meters. It is expected to provide 370,000 outpatient consultations and 30,000 medical operations by 2020. 

NAU will unite two existing hospitals and is designed to become the center of the North Denmark Region's healthcare system. The ultramodern complex will be built to meet the future needs of patients and staff, and its location near the Aalborg University and the University College of Northern Denmark (UCN) aims to ensure close ties with the academic and research communities.

KONE will equip the hospital complex with 41 KONE MonoSpace® 700 machine-room-less elevators and 18 heavy-duty KONE TranSysTM passenger, freight and service elevators. 
"We are pleased to provide our innovative solutions to this ambitious project, which seeks to enhance the quality of healthcare in the region," says Thomas Hinnerskov, executive vice president, KONE Central and North Europe. "KONE is well-equipped to facilitate the smooth flow of people that is of vital importance in this hospital setting."
NAU is a development of the North Denmark Region. The project's architects and contractors belong to the Indigo consortium. 
The order was booked in the third quarter of 2018. 
For further information, please contact: 
Hanna Rutanen, Senior Manager, Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 41 5071361, media@kone.com 
About KONE 
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. www.kone.com

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