KONE wins order for one of the new Grand Paris Express metro lines in France

Press Release Published 08/11/2020

KONE Corporation, press release, August 11, 2020

KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order to supply and install more than 70 elevators for the Grand Paris Express metro project in Paris, the capital of France.

KONE was selected by Société du Grand Paris (SGP) to deliver elevators in the stations and related buildings across part of the southern section of line 15 of the Grand Paris Express metro. The 33-kilometer-long southern section of line 15 will pass through 22 municipalities and is expected to serve over a million local residents, with 300,000 trips per day. Each station on the line will connect directly with metro, tram, bus or the RER commuter train lines.

KONE will work together with SGP to provide and install over 70 KONE MonoSpace® elevators, which are currently expected to be in service in 2025. The KONE MonoSpace® elevators with the KONE EcoDisc® traction technology, renowned for its reliability and energy-efficiency, will enable smooth and safe transport to and from the platforms. In order to provide safety without compromising on the aesthetics required by SGP, KONE has designed elevators using glass walls, with the option of opaque or transparent glass.

  "We're very proud to be involved in this impressive project and help provide smooth and safe people flow for passengers along this new high-capacity line in one the busiest metro systems in the world," said Pierre Liautaud, Executive Vice President for KONE South Europe, Middle East and Africa.

KONE booked the order in the second quarter of 2020.

  For further information, please contact:  
Hanna Rutanen, Director, External Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 41 507 1361, media@kone.com 

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Previous press releases are available at https://www.kone.com/en/news-and-insights/releases/ including: 
July 24, 2019: KONE to modernize elevators and escalators at Atocha, Madrid's main station in Spain

June 20, 2019: KONE to equip Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier in Germany
May 20, 2019: KONE to equip Tel Aviv's Light Rail Line in Israel
July 30, 2018: KONE to equip landmark Caleido mixed-use real estate development in Madrid, Spain

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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