kONE as a company

We are a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, and our job is to make the best of the world’s cities.

WHO WE ARE

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, which add value to the life cycle of any building.

Through more effective People Flow®, we make people’s journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. Together with our partners and customers around the world, we help cities to become better places to live in. 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 Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.

KONE IN U.S.

“KONE Americas is headquartered in Lisle, Ill. with operations spanning the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In the United States, there are research and development facilities and production sites at the Coal Valley, Ill. escalator factory, and Allen, Texas, which includes research and development as well as supply operations, major project engineering and a new, relocated test tower. We also have our U.S. Operations Center which is located in Moline, Ill. at the new KONE Centre.”

VISION AND STRATEGY

Our vision is to deliver the best People Flow® experience

This means we understand that different types of buildings serve different purposes, which has an impact on the flow of people and on the surrounding environment. It also means we provide Ease, Effectiveness and Experiences to our users and customers, over the full life cycle of buildings.

KONE’s efforts to meet its strategic targets are supported by development programs that are designed to help us turn our strategy into reality.

  • Read more about our vision and strategy from our corporate site

At KONE, we want to contribute to better urban living.

Read more from our Sustainability Report