KONE wins an order for Hong Kong metro extension
KONE has won an order to supply 37 elevators, 41 escalators and five autowalks on the West Island Line railway extension in Hong Kong.
“We are very proud that MTR Corporation has chosen KONE for this key extension to the world-class Hong Kong transport system. KONE has worked with MTR for many years and we are happy to further extend our partnership based on mutual trust and shared values regarding safety, quality, service and environmental awareness,” says Noud Veeger, EVP and Area Director of KONE Asia Pacific.
The West Island Line (WIL) is a three-kilometer-long railway extension of the existing MTR Island line encompassing three underground stations on Hong Kong Island. KONE will install the solutions at the WIL stations from 2012 to 2014. KONE currently maintains 900 elevators and escalators in the existing MTR network.
KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. The company has been committed to understanding the needs of its customers for the past century, providing industry-leading elevators, escalators and automatic building doors as well as innovative solutions for modernization and maintenance. The company’s objective is 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 an increasingly urbanizing environment. In 2009, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 4.7 billion and approximately 34,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in Finland. Founded in 1910, KONE celebrates its centennial anniversary in 2010.
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