press release, November 22, 2018
KONE, a global leader in the elevator
and escalator industry, has won an order to provide elevators and
related advanced technology for the ONE building in Frankfurt am
Main in Germany. The mixed-use tower is currently being constructed
with the help of a KONE JumpLift(TM) construction-time elevator.
Once completed, the building's elevators will be hoisted using the
super-light KONE UltraRope® high-rise elevator technology.
Located at the junction of the
financial district and the Europaviertel (European quarter) of
Frankfurt am Main, the ONE building will rise to a height of
approximately 190 meters and house hotel and office spaces
alongside exceptional amenities. The 49-story mixed-use tower is
the German debut of both the KONE UltraRope and KONE JumpLift
"KONE JumpLift can fulfill the vertical
transportation demands of the high-rise construction site, and once
the project is completed, KONE UltraRope and our combination of
smart building technologies will help deliver a superior people
flow experience worthy of this world-class property," says Thomas
Hinnerskov, executive vice president, KONE Central and North
KONE will provide the ONE building with
a total of 22 elevators, a turnstile, and advanced people flow
solutions. Specifically, the building will feature 13 KONE
Mini-Space(TM) high-rise passenger elevators operating at a speed
of up to seven meters per second (1,600 feet per minute) and six
KONE MonoSpace® machine-room-less elevators. It will also be
equipped with a 4,000-kg firefighting elevator and two heavy-duty
KONE Transys(TM) freight and service elevators with capacities of
up to 4,000kg.
The building is expected to be used
daily by 1,800 people. With KONE's integrated people flow solutions
for smart buildings, their journeys will be made smooth and secure.
The KONE Turnstiles working together with the KONE Destination
Control System will assign elevators at the point of entry at the
building's smart lobby. KONE E-Link will enable the equipment to be
monitored from a single location.
The ONE building is due to be completed
at the end of 2021 and is a development of CA Immo, who are also
the general contractors and investor for the project. The project
architects are Meurer Generalplaner.
KONE booked the order in the third
quarter of 2018.
information, please contact:
Hanna Rutanen, Director, External
Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 41 5071361, email@example.com
KONE UltraRope(R) is an ultra-light
elevator hoisting technology that enables elevator travel heights
of up to one kilometer (3,300 feet). Thanks to its carbon fiber
core surrounded by a high-friction coating, it provides unrivalled
eco-efficiency, reliability and durability while improving elevator
KONE JumpLift(TM) is a self-climbing
elevator that improves jobsite safety and construction efficiency
by enhancing the flow of people at a construction site. Located in
the building's permanent hoistways, KONE JumpLift elevators are
capable of moving workers and materials much faster than the
traditional external hoist.
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 2017, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 8.9 billion,
and at the end of the year over 55,000 employees. KONE class B
shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.