2013-03-13 08:09:52 -
KONE Corporation, press release, March 13, 2013
KONE has won a contract to provide the new Kuntsevo Center in Moscow, Russia,
with 101 pieces of equipment, including elevators, escalators and autowalks. The
redeveloped multi-use complex will rise to a height of up to 75 meters and
feature 38 KONE MonoSpace® Special elevators, a KONE TranSys(TM) elevator, 47
KONE TravelMaster(TM) escalators and 14 KONE Travel Master(TM) 115 autowalks. A
dumbwaiter with an unusually rapid speed of 0.63 meters per second (compared to
a more common 0.3 m/s) will also be delivered to the site. A ten-year
maintenance contract is included in the agreement.
Located in the historic Kuntsevo district of Western Moscow, Kuntsevo Center is
being positioned as a new landmark for the city. The new and expanded mixed-use
development will include
a large, modern shopping mall, two residential towers,
a cluster of state-of-the-art office buildings, and a 2,000-car parking
facility. The total area is 246,000 square meters.
The passenger elevators to be installed at the site feature unique car interior
designs that combine mirror-polished and brushed stainless steel walls and
perforated ceilings. The distinctive escalators and autowalks contain a non-
standard solution of lighting inside the truss.
"We appreciate the opportunity to contribute to this important development,
which is set to bring new vitality to Moscow's Kuntsevo district. Strong project
management and good collaboration have enabled us to find the innovative People
Flow® solutions that are best-suited for this important development," says
KONE's Country Director for Russia Maaret Heiskari.
Demolition of the existing shopping center began in July 2011, and the new
development is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2014. KONE's
customer in the project is Turkish construction company ENKA Construction and
the building is designed by architecture firm The Jerde Partnership.
The order was booked in the first quarter of 2013.
For further information, please contact:
Anne Korkiakoski, EVP, Marketing & Communications, KONE Corporation, tel.
+358 204 75 4775
Previous press releases on KONE's contracts are available at
- November 2, 2012 KONE to supply People Flow solutions for Suzhou Modern Media
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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