kone global kone is a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry. kone has been committed to understanding the needs of our customers for the past 100 years, providing industry-leading elevators and escalators, as well as innovative solutions for modernization and maintenance.
the oobjective of kone 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 a rapidly urbanizing world.
in 2014, kone had annual net sales of eur 7.3 billion and at the end of the year over 47,000 employees in close to 60 countries. kone corporation's class b shares are listed on the nasdaq omx helsinki ltd in finland.
kone in china kone elevators co., ltd. was established in december 1996 in kunshan, china, and is the main elevator and escalator manufacturing base in asia-pacific region of kone group. in 2013, kone celebrated the official opening of new kone park and r&d center in kunshan. it is the largest production and r & d base of kone in the world covering an area of 240,00 m2. kone china not only meets its domestic demand, but also exports products to more than 90 countries and areas such as thailand, malaysia, singapore, middle east.
by the end of 2014, kone has 50 branches, 60 offices, 368 service sites national wide and approximately 10,300employees.