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KONE awarded new contract with City of Kansas City

Six-year contract covers elevator, escalator and moving walkway maintenance, repair, modernization and new construction

Press Release Published 01/15/2019

Kansas City, Jan. 15, 2019 –KONE today announced it has been awarded a new contract with the City of Kansas City for elevator, escalator and moving walkway maintenance, repair, modernization and new construction. The new six-year contract includes the option to renew for five additional one-year periods. This competitively solicited contract is available to registered agencies of U.S. Communities and National IPA, subsidiaries of OMNIA Partners.

OMNIA Partners, including its subsidiaries U.S. Communities and National IPA, is the largest cooperative purchasing organization dedicated to the public sector. All OMNIA Partners agreements are competitively solicited and publicly awarded. By utilizing these agreements, agencies eliminate duplication of effort in bid proposals and processes, saving valuable time, resources and money.

“This agreement creates exciting opportunities for the City of Kansas City and KONE, a leading global supplier of elevator and escalator services and solutions,” says Larry Wash, Executive Vice President, KONE Americas. “With our innovative, proactive services program, we look forward to maximizing equipment availability in Kansas City and simplifying the agency purchasing process for all local and state government agencies, K-12 school districts, institutions of higher education and nonprofit entities.”

KONE services provided to the City of Kansas City and other registered agencies include phone and online monitoring with KONE Online, industry-leading predictive maintenance with KONE 24/7 Connected Services and sophisticated life cycle asset management. KONE also offers extensive expertise across all makes of elevators and escalators and a 24/7/365 call center serving the Americas.

About KONE

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 to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2019, KONE had annual sales of EUR 10 billion, and at the end of the year approximately 60,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.

Media Contact:

Patrick O’Connell
patrick.oconnell@kone.com

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