press release, October 23, 2018
KONE, a global leader in the elevator
and escalator industry, has won an order to equip the Shenzhen
Gemdale Center, a premium high-rise office development in Shenzhen,
southern China. The new building will help meet growing demand for
smart and environmentally sustainable business spaces.
Shenzhen Gemdale Center is situated in
Nanshan District High-tech Park, among the headquarters of several
high-technology enterprises in an area that has been referred to as
China's Silicon Valley. When completed, the building, whose design
seeks to spur innovation and collaboration, will provide smart
office premises for companies in sectors such as information
technology (IT), communications services and finance.
With a total constructed area of over
280,000 square meters, the development will include two high-rise
office buildings rising to some 209 meters and 48 floors, and 168
meters and 39 floors respectively. The development also includes a
49-meter-tall podium building with 11 floors. In addition, it will
feature an R&D center, a clubhouses, a skyway that connects the
buildings, a garden and 1,174 underground parking
KONE will equip the building with
innovative and energy-efficient solutions, including 47 KONE
MiniSpace® elevators, 9 KONE MonoSpace® elevators and 10 KONE
TravelMasterTM escalators. A KONE Destination Control System
integrated with the KONE Access control interface will help
maintain smooth people flow through the lobby and shorten elevator
journey times by optimizing traffic flows. KONE E-Link(TM) will
enable building managers to monitor their elevator and escalator
systems from one location.
"I am confident that KONE's smart and
energy-efficient solutions will support the smooth flow of
employees and visitors at the Shenzhen Gemdale Center. I am
delighted that KONE was chosen to equip this exciting and
innovative project," said William B. Johnson, executive vice
president, KONE Greater China.
Shenzhen Gemdale Center is due to be
completed in 2020. It is a development of Gemdale Properties and
Investment Corporation and was designed by Callison RTKL.
KONE booked the order in the third
quarter of 2018.
information, please contact:
Hanna Rutanen Hanna Rutanen, Senior
Manager, Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 41 5071361, email@example.com
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.