KONE rolls out Vaastu compliant hi-tech elevators

KONE rolls out Vaastu compliant hi-tech elevators
Elevator major KONE is offering Vaastu-compliant designs for elevators blended with different elements of nature. Managing Director-KONE India Amit Gossain informed that the company always remain focused on innovation and is very optimistic about the Indian market even though a large chunk of the market consists of unorganized players. The company has had many installations in the country, namely, at Delhi Metro, escalator at Mumbai airport, at the lighthouse in Chennai, Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, among numerous others. He added that the company has partnered with IBM and will use IBM’s open standards-based Watson IoT (Internet of Things) cloud platform to bring in more innovation. The platform will gather data from sensors and systems connected to elevators, escalators, doors in KONE’s maintenance base and will also leverage IBMs analytics engine information to provide new services and experiences to its customers.

KONE India, which has its Indian headquarters and manufacturing plant in Chennai which produces elevators for the Indian market, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. It also manufactures components for the company's modernization projects in other Asia-Pacific markets such as Australia, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia. KONE has a global technology and engineering centre in India for innovations in the field of urban vertical mobility. It has more than 1.1 million units in service and operations in over 60 countries. The company is credited with installing the first machine-room-less (mrl) elevators featuring the gearless hoisting technology (KONE MonoSpace) in 1995. It introduced the EcoDisc technology, which drastically reduces energy consumption and provides gearless ride comfort for residential buildings. Currently, at the global level, the company has bagged the project for Jeddah Towers in Saudi Arabia which is slated to be the tallest building in the world at a height of over 1 km.

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