introduces a new range of volume elevators designed to be the core of their product offering.
KONE’s industry-leading elevators offer eco-efficient performance, premium ride comfort, award-winning design and improved space efficiency. Expected to cover approximately 60% of KONE’s elevator offering, the new elevator range will gradually replace the company’s current volume elevator offering globally.
Matti Alahuhta, President and CEO of KONE Corporation, explains that the new elevator range further strengthens KONE’s competitiveness in the new equipment markets. To be available in Europe and Asia Pacific during the second half of 2012, and in the Americas in 2013, the portfolio includes the machine room less KONE MonoSpace for the global markets, and KONE N MiniSpace with a small machine room for the Asian market.
The new KONE MonoSpace machine roomless elevators are up to 35% more energy-efficient than KONE’s previous industry-leading elevator platform, made possible by the completely renewed KONE EcoDisc hoisting machine, a highly efficient drive and enhanced standby solutions.
With construction and real estate customers focussing on energy-efficiency and green building certification schemes such as LEED and BREEAM, Heikki Leppänen, EVP of New Equipment at KONE believes that KONE’s solutions will help reduce the carbon footprint of buildings even further.
KONE’s volume products received an A-class energy rating according to the VDI 4707 guideline, the benchmark for elevator energy efficiency.
Superior ride comfort is ensured in KONE’s volume elevators with the renewed KONE EcoDisc hoisting machine complemented by a wide range of upgrades including a new motor control system, a renewed braking system, a redesigned hoisting system and an improved car structure. Leppänen explains that the upgrades have resulted in low noise levels, both inside and outside the elevator cars, vibration-free rides and accurate floor levelling. KONE conducts a comprehensive test for ride comfort on every elevator before handover.
The user experience and appearance of KONE elevator interiors are enhanced with trendy colours, materials and unique patterns, creating a sophisticated ambience. The new KONE Design Collection offers over 50 car interiors for new construction as well as modernisation projects with options offered for ceilings, wall materials, floors, handrails, mirrors and other accessories to help create customised designs.
KONE’s elevator interiors have won the company four world-class red dot design awards.