- Amit Gossain, Managing Director, KONE Elevators India
Over the years, KONE has set a benchmark in the industry through its eco-efficient performance, premium ride comfort and award-winning designs. The company recently launched its U series of elevators - KONE U MONOSPACE® and KONE U MINISPACE™ - that are up to 35 per cent more energy-efficient than its earlier elevators. "This new design collection is set to create a lasting impression and unforgettable user experience and will further strengthen our competitiveness in the mid-range segment," says Amit Gossain, Managing Director, KONE Elevators India. He shares more about the product...
Tell us about the features of this new range.
The U series is powered by the KONE EcoDisc. The elevator solution is designed to make the vertical journeys of mid-range urban buildings more convenient with an increased travel speed of 2.5 m per second. The U series range has 26 car designs with visuals inspired by nine Navaratna themes - MoonLight, LavaLustre, ForestGleam, OceanFlare, GoldenTwilight, CrimsonSpark, StreakShine, AquaSparkle and CelestialShimmer - that suit building interiors in all segments. Through innovation and futuristic technology, the KONE U series elevator solutions offer a smoother and more powerful performance, warmer interfaces, smart operations, safe and comfortable rides and finer aesthetics.
What is the emphasis laid on aesthetics?
At KONE, design is treated as a fine emotional experience that pleases the elevator user during every ride through form and function.
It is a combination of aesthetics, accessibility, comfort, safety, reliability and eco-efficiency.
While aesthetics is a major factor in our design approach, the focus remains strongly on sustainability, durability and functionality.
KONE design themes have won international recognition and a number of prestigious design awards like the Red Dot and Good Design award for the elegance, simplicity and user-friendliness.
How is the company working towards reducing the carbon footprint of buildings?
One of the ways to reduce carbon footprint is by construction of intelligent buildings with smoother people flow. We provide smart and eco-efficient vertical mobility solutions to support in better energy and traffic management. The company has taken positive steps in providing sustainable technological solutions for the whole equipment life-cycle. In terms of eco-efficient solutions, for instance, the company now has more products in the A-Class category according to the ISO 25745 energy-efficiency standards.
Tell us the company's focus on safety?
Safety and quality are a top priority at KONE. Every elevator is handed over to the customer only after passing thorough and comprehensive testing that ensures ride quality.
The comprehensive test for ride is a great value add offered by KONE to our customers and this unique service is only provided by us.
KONE also inaugurated its new Customer Experience Centre at ITEC in Chennai...
Our new world-class Customer Experience Centre (CEC) at KONE's India Technology & Engineering Centre (ITEC) in Ambattur, Chennai, is an extension of the KONE brand displaying our innovation, technology and design capabilities. The CEC has been designed to offer real-time touch and feel experience for our customers. It allows us to showcase our People Flow™ solutions and engage in a dialogue with customers to enhance their understanding of our capabilities.
(Communication by the management of the company)