KONE buys Ennis Lifts in Ireland

Press Release Published 10/02/2013

KONE Corporation, press release, October 2, 2013

KONE has acquired Ennis Lifts Ltd, an Irish company specializing in the supply, installation, modernization and maintenance of elevators, escalators and autowalks. Ennis operates in the Republic of Ireland and is the largest national elevator and escalator company in the country.

"We are very pleased to have Ennis as a part of KONE. The acquisition will strengthen our business in the challenging Irish market," says Ari Lehtoranta, KONE Executive Vice President and Area Director for Central and North Europe.

Ennis will continue to operate as a separate company under its current name and brand.
For further information, please contact:
Anne Korkiakoski, EVP, Marketing & Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 204 75 4775, anne.korkiakoski@kone.com

Previously published KONE press releases are available at www.kone.com/press.

About KONE
KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. The company has been committed to understanding the needs of its customers for the past century, providing industry-leading elevators, escalators and automatic building doors as well as innovative solutions for modernization and maintenance. The company's objective is to offer the best People Flow® experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an increasingly urbanizing environment. In 2012, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 6.3 billion and around 40,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in Finland.

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