KONE Corporation, press release, October 23,
KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry,
has won an order to equip the Shenzhen Gemdale Center, a premium
high-rise office development in Shenzhen, southern China. The new
building will help meet growing demand for smart and
environmentally sustainable business spaces.
Shenzhen Gemdale Center is situated in Nanshan District
High-tech Park, among the headquarters of several high-technology
enterprises in an area that has been referred to as China's Silicon
Valley. When completed, the building, whose design seeks to spur
innovation and collaboration, will provide smart office premises
for companies in sectors such as information technology (IT),
communications services and finance.
With a total constructed area of over 280,000 square meters,
the development will include two high-rise office buildings rising
to some 209 meters and 48 floors, and 168 meters and 39 floors
respectively. The development also includes a 49-meter-tall podium
building with 11 floors. In addition, it will feature an R&D
center, a clubhouses, a skyway that connects the buildings, a
garden and 1,174 underground parking spaces.
KONE will equip the building with innovative and
energy-efficient solutions, including 47 KONE MiniSpace® elevators,
9 KONE MonoSpace® elevators and 10 KONE TravelMasterTM escalators.
A KONE Destination Control System integrated with the KONE Access
control interface will help maintain smooth people flow through the
lobby and shorten elevator journey times by optimizing traffic
flows. KONE E-Link(TM) will enable building managers to monitor
their elevator and escalator systems from one location.
"I am confident that KONE's smart and energy-efficient
solutions will support the smooth flow of employees and visitors at
the Shenzhen Gemdale Center. I am delighted that KONE was chosen to
equip this exciting and innovative project," said William B.
Johnson, executive vice president, KONE Greater China.
Shenzhen Gemdale Center is due to be completed in 2020. It is
a development of Gemdale Properties and Investment Corporation and
was designed by Callison RTKL.
KONE booked the order in the third quarter of 2018.
For further information, please
Hanna Rutanen 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
Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.