KONE Corporation, press release, November 15,
KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and
escalator industry, has won an order to provide elevators for
Global Trade Center Nairobi, a mixed-use high-rise development near
the central business district of Nairobi, Kenya. When completed,
the office tower will rise to 185 meters, placing it among the
tallest buildings in East Africa.
The skyscraper will serve as the hub for the African
operations of AVIC International, the first Chinese company to open
headquarters in Kenya.
In addition to the 42-story office tower, the mixed-use
complex will include a commercial podium, four residential towers,
the tallest of which will rise to 31 stories, and a 35-story luxury
hotel property to be operated by JW Marriott Hotels.
KONE will equip the development with 35 KONE MiniSpace(TM)
high-rise elevators traveling at a maximum speed of 6 meters per
second, 14 KONE MonoSpace® machine-room-less elevators, and a KONE
Destination Control System, which will help optimize elevator
efficiency and passenger comfort.
"I am proud that KONE was chosen to equip this pioneering
development, which is bound to be of great significance to business
in the region," says Pierre Liautaud, KONE executive vice president
for South Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Global Trade Center Nairobi is a project of AVIC International
Real Estate Kenya, Ltd. and the main contractor is Zhejiang
Chengjian Construction Africa, Ltd.
Triad Architects and GMP International Architects designed the
project, which is scheduled for completion in 2020.
KONE booked the order in the third quarter of
For further information, please
Hanna Rutanen, Director, External 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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