KONE wins an order for energy-efficient high-rise in China
KONE Corporation, press release, December 30, 2009
KONE has won an order to supply elevators and escalators for Leatop Plaza in
Guangzhou, China. The office building measuring 303 meters will contain 33
elevators and two escalators. This will be the highest building KONE will have
supplied in China.
The order includes five KONE MonoSpace® and 28 KONE MiniSpace(TM) and two KONE
TravelMaster escalators. Together these solutions will ensure the
energy-efficient people flow on the 64 floors of the building and to and from
the underground car park and public transportation hub.
"We chose to cooperate with KONE due to KONE's customer focus and eco-efficient
solutions and technologies", comments Mr. Fu, General Manager of Leatop Real
"We are honored to supply our solutions and help make the Leatop Plaza an
example of eco-efficient high-rise buildings among the major urban clusters in
China," says William B. Johnson, Managing Director of KONE China.
Leatop Plaza office building is located in the Zhujiang New Town central
business district of Guangzhou, China. The building will use auto sun-shade
tracking system, air-conditioning and elevator energy feedback technology,
energy-efficient LED lighting among other cutting-edge eco-efficient
technologies. The simple and transparent main tower resembles an ice crystal
emerging from the ground. Its crisp geometry, crowned by a sharp sloped roof
top, will be an important element of the Guangzhou skyline. The building is
expected to be completed in 2010.
For further information, please contact:
William B. Johnson, Managing Director, KONE China
Anne Korkiakoski, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Communications, KONE
tel. +358 (0)204 75 4787
Previous press releases concerning KONE's news in China are available at
- 21 September 2009, KONE ramps up involvement for Shanghai's 2010 World
- 25 May 2009, KONE wins important order for China's national high-speed
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 its customers with industry-leading elevators, escalators and
innovative solutions for modernization and maintenance, and is one of the global
leaders in its industry. In 2008, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 4.6 billion
and over 34,800 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX
Helsinki Ltd in Finland.