KONE Corporation, press release, August 29, 2012
KONE won an order to deliver and install 33 elevators and 40 escalators at the Mall of Scandinavia in Sweden. The mall that will be the biggest and most modern shopping complex in Scandinavia is currently under construction. Contractor Peab has chosen the market's most eco-efficient elevators to help achieve a BREEAM Excellent certification of Mall of Scandinavia. KONE's leading People Flow® solutions will connect shoppers with the seven floors of the mall's retail and parking area.
With its excellent location in the new city district Arenastaden in Solna, just seven minutes from Stockholm city, nearly three million people live within a 90-minute drive of the Mall of Scandinavia. Some 70,000 people work in Solna and the mall is well connected with local buses, commuter rail and the subway. Smooth People Flow of the thousands of shoppers the mall will attract daily is a key part of a pleasant shopping experience.
The mall's developer and owner, Unibail-Rodamco, has very high ambitions both when it comes to energy efficiency and design. Elevators and escalators are important when creating a long-lasting impression on shoppers and potential tenants. The order includes 38 KONE TravelMaster® escalators, two KONE TravelMaster® inclined autowalks, as well as 13 of the recently launched new range of KONE MonoSpace® elevators. To ensure an optimized flow of goods within the shopping center, there will be 20 KONE TranSys® service elevators which accommodate roller cages and pallets for efficient restocking.
"We are proud that our retail flow expertise was recognized and we were chosen to be a part of this new Scandinavian landmark," says Ari Lehtoranta, EVP and Area Director of KONE Central and North Europe. "We are happy to continue our partnership with Peab on another inspiring project."
Windgårdh Architects has together with Benoy and Bau designed Mall of Scandinavia. The contractor is Peab and the owner is Unibail-Rodamco. Installation of KONE's solutions will begin in 2013 and the mall's inauguration is scheduled for 2015. The order was booked in the third quarter of 2012.
For further information, please contact:
Anne Korkiakoski, EVP, Marketing & Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 204 75 4775
Previous KONE press releases on its new elevators are available at www.kone.com/press including:
June 7, 2012, New industry-leading elevators from KONE
June 7, 2012, KONE wins four prestigious red dot design awards
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 2011, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 5.2 billion and on average 35,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in Finland.