At KONE company, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the escalator and elevator industry, KONE provides elevators and escalators as well as solutions for maintenance, modernization, and KONE online connectivity and data-powered digital services to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people's journeys safe, convenient, and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2017, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 8.9 billion, and at the end of the year over 55,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.