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Kone launches its latest elevator and escalator product line

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In pursuit of making the best better

On the evening of December 19, Kone jointly with Dyarco International Group W.L.L. conducted a product presentation on ‘Latest elevator and escalator product line up’. The event was inaugurated by H.E Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, Chairman of the Al Faisal Group.

The event was well attended with around 170 architects, consultants, and other people serving the construction industry gathered at Grand Hyatt Hotel. Guests were treated to an exciting presentation of the latest elevator and escalator product line up from the Finland based company KONE, one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. The guests had also the chance to visit the ‘Discovery Path’ which was set up specifically for the event and where they had the opportunity to ‘Touch and Feel’ the new materials.

KONE a joint venture of Dyarco in Qatar with KONE Middle East, provides its customers with industry-leading elevators, escalators and innovative solutions for modernization and maintenance, and is one of the global leaders in its industry.

Dyarco International Group W.L.L ,a leading business firm in Qatar and affiliate of Al Faisal Holdings provides superior services for establishing various businesses, serving both domestic and international sectors. Dyarco is a vibrant versatile business house with an unrivalled portfolio of interests and investments. Dyarco brings an innovative approach to service consulting, acting as a partner for business principals.

Commenting on occasion of the event, Mr. Achu Ullattil, Group General Manager of Dyarco said, "The global partners we work with are the best in their respective fields. Having Kone, one of the global leaders in elevator and escalator industry as our valued partner shows our quality of service. We are confident in playing our role to leverage the demand across major construction projects in the region. We welcome them as an integral part in the country’s move to prepare for various outstanding projects."

KONE’s research and development team constantly invests in improving its people flow solutions to exceed market demands and trends. It is a universally accepted opinion that one cannot solve a problem on the same level that it was created. They have to rise above it to the next level. This is true of KONE, one of the global leaders in developing and delivering innovative and eco-efficient solutions for elevators, escalators and auto walks. These solutions enable people to move smoothly, safely and comfortably in facilities.

KONE was the first elevator company to bring the machine-room-less elevator concept to the market already in 1996. The innovation was driven by customer demand for energy-efficiency and space savings. This created a fully new segment, machine-room-less elevators which became a common industry standard within a decade.

"KONE’s recently released elevator platforms boast industry leading designs, eco-efficiency, space efficiency and ride comfort. These aim at reducing construction and operating costs, and providing the best customer and end-user experience", said Mr. Samer Halabi, KONE’s Regional Managing Director for the Middle East.

Mr. Samer further added, "The models provide reliability and performance while utilizing the latest technology to meet the needs of the Middle Eastern market. The attributes mentioned have already been an integral part of the line-up of KONE products (elevators, escalators and auto walks) in the past." "We like to say that we’ve now made best even better", Mr. Samer continued.

KONE prides in being fast and flexible with a well-deserved reputation as a technology leader in the GCC, KONE’s innovations can be experienced in architectural landmarks like the Princess Tower in Dubai, Burj Qatar in Doha, and Dokaee Clock Tower complex in Makkah. At the Princess Tower site for instance, the self climbing Jump Lift solution provided valuable construction time transportation even before the building was topped-out.

"The company supports are the customers- who include developers, consultants, designers, main contractors, facility managers, and building owners, every step of the way; from design, manufacturing and installation to maintenance and modernization. As we are involved in the entire like-cycle of the equipment, and the building, we strive to provide a long term partnership and offer the best value when it comes to total cost of ownership", says Mr. Samer.

"To prove that we also walk the talk, we were the first elevator company to be awarded with the A-class VDI energy efficiency rating for our elevator platforms", said Jani Palkola, KONE’s Marketing and Communications Manager.

Just this October, Forbes ranked KONE among the top 50 innovative companies in the world for the second year in a row remaining the only elevator and escalator company that has made it to the top. KONE’s strategy agrees well with the fact that there’s no good idea that cannot be improved on.