KONE to deliver eco-efficient elevators and escalators to new hospital complex in Montreal

KONE to deliver eco-efficient elevators and escalators to new hospital complex
                                 in Montreal

PR Newswire

LISLE, Ill., March 21, 2013

LISLE, Ill., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KONE has been awarded a contract
by Construction Sante Montreal, a Laing O'Rourke and OHL Canadian Joint
Venture to install a total of 77 elevators and escalators throughout the new
Universite de Montreal Hospital Center (CHUM) in Montreal. KONE was chosen for
its expertise managing the flow of people and materials throughout complex
hospital environments, and solutions that will enhance the hospital's
patient-centered design and spatial efficiencies.

As part of the contract, KONE will install 45 energy-efficient KONE EcoSystem
MR™ elevators, 14 KONE MonoSpace® machine room-less elevators and 12 KONE
TravelMaster™ 110 escalators, as well as four dumbwaiters and two purchased
hydraulic elevators. Ten of the elevator controls will be equipped with
control integration for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV), to ensure deliveries
of service, food, linens, and medical supplies are efficiently conducted
during light traffic hours. In addition, the hospital's elevator and escalator
equipment will be equipped with KONE E-Link monitoring system to help ensure
end user safety. The contract includes a long-term maintenance contract.

"KONE is pleased to provide energy-efficient elevator and escalator solutions
that will assist with CHUM's patient-centered design," said Larry Wash, EVP
and CEO, KONE Americas. "Our extensive research and focus on this area will
enable patients, hospital staff, and visitors to move smoothly and safely
throughout the hospital."

The new 2.5 million square foot facility is expected to serve over 400,000
patients a year and includes 772 single-patient rooms, ambulatory and
diagnostic centers, surgery, intensive care, clinical laboratories, and a
research center. The building is expected to achieve LEED® Silver
certification once completed.

KONE will install 66 units during Phase 1 of the project, scheduled to begin
at the end of 2013. Phase 1 includes the construction of the fully functioning
new hospital, scheduled to open in April 2016. KONE will also deliver 11 units
for Phase 2, which includes the completion of an amphitheater, library, and
clinical-administrative spaces. Phase 2 is expected to commence in the fall of
2016 with the demolition of the St.-Luc Hospital and be completed in 2020.

For further information, please contact:

Kellie Lindquist, Marketing Manager, KONE Inc., tel. +1 630 955 4202

Previous press releases on KONE's orders in the medical industry are available
at www.kone.us including:

- January 13, 2012, KONE secures University of Texas Southwestern Medical
Center Project

About KONE
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 2012, KONE had annual net sales of EUR
6.3 billion and around 40,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in Finland.
www.kone.us

SOURCE KONE Inc.

Website: http://www.kone.us
 
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