KONE UltraRope® to feature in a new luxury hotel tower in Nanjing, China

Press Release Published 04/15/2020

KONE Corporation, press release, April 15, 2020 

KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, will deliver People Flow® solutions - including 36 elevators and the revolutionary KONE UltraRope® hoisting technology - to a new high-rise development in Nanjing, the capital of the Jiangsu province in eastern China. 
The new building will rise up to 416.6 meters and host a Kimpton Hotel. It will become the tallest of the planned five high-rise buildings in the Nanjing Financial City Complex and the structurally tallest building in the entire city. Once completed, the Nanjing Kimpton Hotel will also be the highest Kimpton Hotel in the world. 
KONE will deliver altogether 11 KONE MonoSpace® elevators and 25 KONE MiniSpace™ elevators that will be traveling at speeds of up to 10.0 m/s. In addition, the order includes the revolutionary KONE UltraRope® carbon fiber based hoisting technology and KONE E-Link™, a facility management tool designed to secure the best possible tenant service quality. 
"We are excited to be involved in the rapid development of Nanjing and to smooth the movement of some 60,000 people using this new building every month," said William B. Johnson, Executive Vice President for KONE Greater China. 
The building is estimated to be completed at the end of 2026, and it is developed by Nanjing Financial City Construction and Development Co., Ltd. 
KONE booked the order in the fourth quarter of 2019. 

For further information, please contact:  
Hanna Rutanen, Director, External Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 41 5071361, media@kone.com 

Read more 
Previous press releases are available at https://www.kone.com/en/news-and-insights/releases/ including: 
November 14, 2019: KONE to equip Tianjin Pingan Teda IFC dual tower in China 
October 17, 2019: KONE to equip Nanning Metro Line 4 in China 
September 26, 2019: KONE wins order to equip JiNan PingAn IFC tower in China 
July 16, 2019: KONE to equip Shanghai Metro Line 15

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.

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