Escalator Modernization

Elevator and escalator installation, service, modernization, replacement and supporting world-class people flow in your buildings.

It's time to modernize.

KONE’s modernization solutions will increase their reliability, their lifespan, lower their energy costs, and can incorporate smart features such as stand-by operation and 24/7 online monitoring. Whether you choose to replace the entire installation or just individual components, KONE modernization will ensure your escalators comply with the latest standards and are as energy efficient, safe, and reliable as possible.

Modernization ensures that your escalators continue to be energy efficient, safe, and reliable. The truss may last as long as your building, but mechanical components will wear and become outdated. Modernizing steps, balustrades, and lighting will help to maintain a fresh, modern appearance.

Benefits of Escalator Modernization


Better performance

Compared to older equipment, a modernized escalator does the job better. Less waiting and frustration, and fewer breakdowns – all from your existing escalator or autowalk. Updating the drive and chain components of your equipment will have a significant impact on its performance.


Improved safety

Safety is the starting point of every KONE escalator and autowalk. By modernizing, you can make your escalator even safer. We offer a full set of safety upgrades and modular modernization packages covering electrification, the step chain, drive, and aesthetics. With investing to safety upgrades you can bring your equipment in line with the latest safety codes and standards –giving you and your customers more peace of mind.


Design that complements your building

Innovative design can turn your escalator or autowalk into much more than just a way to keep people moving – with our wide variety of design modernizations you can transform it into an eye-catching architectural feature and an important source of lighting, to match perfectly with your building's interior design.


Eco-efficiency that brings savings

Our eco-efficient escalator modernization solutions feature a highly energy-efficient and compact drive system, as well as smart operational modes. You can also benefit from innovative and energy-efficient LED lighting in your escalator that is 80% more efficient than halogen lighting and lasts 10 times longer.

Why modernize with KONE?


KONE escalator modernization improves safety, reliability, accessibility, and visual appearance, while also lowering energy costs.


Update escalator safety features, reliability, accessibility, and comfort with our escaltor modernization solutions.


Our professionally managed escalator modernization process minimizes disturbance to tenants and visitors.



Full replacement without truss removal

The KONE EcoMod™ complete escalator modernization is a unique solution to the industry. This Elevator World Project of the Year award-winning solution allows you to retain the existing truss and install new technology within, providing you with a new escalator without the trouble of a construction site.