Good News from Tue, 12 June, 2012:

Kone launches new energy efficient lifts

Kone MonoSpace elevators are 35 percent more energy efficient than its previous lifts. Kone MonoSpace elevators are 35 percent more energy efficient than its previous lifts.

Kone is introducing new eco-efficient lifts which are expected to cover approximately 60 percent of company’s elevator offering. The new products will be available in Europe and Asia Pacific during the second half of 2012, and in the Americas in 2013.

According to a Kone press release, the new Kone MonoSpace elevators are up to 35 percent more energy efficient than its earlier lifts.

The new volume elevators are the core of our product offering and will thus have a significant impact on our business. These products will come to represent a substantial part of Kone’s elevator supply over the coming years, says Matti Alahuhta, President and CEO of KONE Corporation.

The construction and real estate customers are demanding when it comes to energy-efficiency and green building certification schemes. With our solutions, the carbon footprint of buildings can be cut to an even greater extent, says Heikki Leppänen, EVP of New Equipment at KONE.

Kone recently won two awards and two honourable mentions in the "red dot award: product design 2012" competition. The red dot jury praised the company’s winning solutions for harmonious design, innovative technical processes that provide customizing options, intelligent operating concept, excellent technical performance, and strong focus on accessibility.

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