#55 KONE

55-KONE
Designation : ANTII HERLIN, CHAIRMAN

PROJECTS:
» Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, saudi Arabia
» Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, UAE
» Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, saudi Arabia
» International Finance Tower Shanghai, China

Kone is a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, committed to vertical transportation for over 100 years.
It provides industry-leading elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as innovative solutions for modernisation and maintenance.
The company aims to offer the best people flow experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in a rapidly urbanising world.
In 2014, Kone had annual net sales of EUR7.3 billion along with having 47,000 employees by the end of the year.
It has over 1,000 offices around the world and services over one million elevators and escalators globally. Customer and user experience are at the core of Kone’s research and development efforts. In accordance with the vision of delivering the best people flow experience. It has global research and development centres in Finland, Germany, India, Italy, China, Mexico and the United States.
Kone’s history of innovation is one of its success factors. In striving towards serving customers to perfection, it explores technologies in other industries and monitors changing markets, trends, customer needs, and working methods. It has introduced a wide range of major innovations throughout the years and has over 3,000 elevator and escalator industry related patents. Some of its innovations include the Kone MonoSpace elevator, the Kone EcoDisc motor, the Kone UltraRope, and the Kone MiniSpace among others.

Antti Herlin, Kone’s Chairman, has been a member of the Board since 1991 and served as the Chairman for 12 years.