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KONE Corporation, press release, May 28, 2015
KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order to equip Gran Patio Revolución, a multipurpose building comprising offices and shopping space in Mexico City. KONE's undertaking will include the delivery of 42 elevators, 35 escalators and 18 autowalks as well as their maintenance to guarantee a smooth visiting experience for the estimated 11, 000 people passing through the doors of the 130m building on a daily basis.
KONE's People Flow Intelligence solutions at Gran Patio Revolución will include KONE RemoteCall(TM), an innovative smartphone application allowing the VIPs to make personalized elevator calls quickly and conveniently from anywhere in the building. Available for mobile phones using the latest iOS iPhone and Android operating systems, KONE RemoteCall reduces passenger waiting times.
Gran Patio Revolución will also feature other solutions from KONE's People Flow Intelligence portfolio including KONE Turnstile 100, a scalable access control system KONE Access(TM), KONE Polaris(TM) destination control system, KONE E-Link(TM) elevator and escalator monitoring system, as well as KONE InfoScreen information solution. The equipment will include 16 KONE Double Deck MiniSpace(TM) elevators, two KONE MiniSpace(TM) service elevators, 24 KONE MonoSpace(TM) elevators, 17 KONE TravelMaster(TM) escalators and 18 autowalks.
The building is designed by architect firm Colonnier y Asociados and it is expected to be completed in 2017.
"We know that developers want to ensure that their tenants can move around buildings as quickly and comfortably as possible, and simultaneously provide improved security and access control," says Managing Director Alicia Bandala, KONE Mexico. "We are proud to deliver our smartest and most sophisticated people flow solutions to Gran Patio Revolución and help our customer to address these demands."
The order was booked in the first quarter of 2015.
KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. KONE'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. KONE provides industry-leading elevators, escalators, automatic building doors and integrated solutions to enhance the People Flow in and between buildings. KONE's services cover the entire lifetime of a building, from the design phase to maintenance, repairs and modernization solutions. In 2015, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 8,6 billion, and at the end of the year close to 50,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.
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