KONE Corporation, press release, October 10,
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
NAU is a development of the North Denmark Region. The
project's architects and contractors belong to the Indigo
The order was booked in the third quarter of 2018.
For further information, please
Hanna Rutanen, Senior Manager, Communications, KONE
Corporation, tel. +358 41 5071361, email@example.com
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
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