What to modernize?

Assessing your modernization needs

Before starting any modernization work, it makes sense to take a close look at what really needs to be done.

The KONE Care for Life service is a thorough assessment of the safety, accessibility, performance, eco-efficiency and aesthetic appearance of your elevator or escalator. It helps you decide what, when and how to modernize.


The first step is a thorough assessment of the safety, eco-efficiency, accessibility, performance, and aesthetics of the existing installation. Eco-efficiency has become increasingly important, and a modern KONE elevator consumes less than half as much energy as one built 20 years ago. KONE Care for Life enables you to indentify precisely what needs to be done.

Full report

The result of this assessment is a full report, with an executive summary, detailed analysis of the results of the KONE Care for Life™ assessment, and a comparison of the measured data to the requirements of the relevant norms.


Based on the KONE Care for Life™ assessment, we make a recommendation on how to get your equipment to the required standard. The solution can range from repairs, to modular modernization, to modernization packages, or full replacement. Whichever solution you choose, every project has an experienced KONE project manager to make sure it is completed on time and with the least possible inconvenience.