Shenzhen's sustainable skyscraper in China to feature KONE's people flow solutions

Press Release Published 04/01/2015

KONE Corporation, press release, April 1, 2015

KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, will deliver 28 eco-efficient elevators to Shenzhen International Energy Mansion, the new headquarters of Shenzhen Energy Group, the largest state-owned enterprise in Shenzhen. KONE was chosen as key equipment supplier for its ability to meet the requirements of the design specifications and its high-level focus on eco-efficiency.

Designed by world-renowned architecture firms BIG and ARUP, Shenzhen International Energy Mansion will include two 218m and 116m tall towers and its total construction area will be 143,000 square meters. Planned to withstand the tropical climate of the city, the building complex will feature a unique 'folding façade' system that shades the interior from the sun. With this environmentally intelligent design and KONE's sustainable people flow solutions, Shenzhen International Energy Mansion will become a new benchmark for sustainable office buildings in the city.

Shenzhen International Energy Mansion will feature 28 eco-efficient KONE MiniSpace(TM) elevators and remote KONE E-Link(TM) monitoring system which connects the elevators to the building's facility management system. Located in the central political, cultural and business district of the city, the building is due for completion in 2017.

"We are proud that our people flow solutions will be featured in these modern eco-towers to ensure the best possible flow of workers and visitors," says William B. Johnson, Executive Vice President for KONE Greater China.

The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Previously published press releases are available at including:
March 25, 2015: KONE wins order to equip multi-use development in Hefei, Anhui province in Eastern China
March 24, 2015: KONE to equip mixed-use development in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China
December 15, 2014: KONE to deliver intelligent people flow solutions to high-rise office buildings in Hunan Province, China
March 24, 2014: KONE to supply elevators to Zhonghai International Center in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China

For further information, please contact:
Liisa Kivelä, Director, External Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 204 75 4330,

About KONE
KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. KONE'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. KONE provides industry-leading elevators, escalators, automatic building doors and integrated solutions to enhance the People Flow in and between buildings. KONE's services cover the entire lifetime of a building, from the design phase to maintenance, repairs and modernization solutions. In 2014, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 7.3 billion, and at the end of the year over 47,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.

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