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Elevators & Access Control: Reaching new heights

Published 05/24/2016

The KONE People Flow Intelligence portfolio includes four product areas: access control, destination guidance, information communication, and equipment monitoring.

It is expected that the MENA region will witness installation of close to 700,000 new elevator units by 2018. High growth in the elevator market is expected from new construction in the Middle East with sustained elevator demand in Dubai and Abu Dhabi new demand emerging from Jeddah.

Noha Kadora from KONE says: “KONE is leading in the elevator and escalator industry and we want to keep our stakeholders and partners aware in the industry.

“We will be showcasing our KONE People Flow Intelligence portfolio amongst other samples at the FM-Expo on stand number Z5E70. The KONE People Flow Intelligence portfolio includes four product areas: access control, destination guidance, information communication, and equipment monitoring. The solutions are designed to guide building visitors and tenants effectively, smoothly and without waiting in buildings, while at the same time improving building security.”

In December 2015, KONE opened one of the world’s tallest elevator test towers. The new 36-floor tower is centrally located at the KONE Park manufacturing site, engineering facility and research and development (R&D) centre in Eastern China.

Reaching a height of 235.6 meters, the tower contains 12 shafts that can be reconfigured for testing new high-rise solutions and components. Permanent features include a high-speed elevator that carries visitors to a sky lobby and showroom at speed of up to 10m/s. This is the world’s first double-decker elevator to feature KONE UltraRope(TM) super-light rope technology.

Kadora said: “KONE has a strong presence now in many of the Gulf countries in the Middle East region in all segments related to construction business and we strive always to improve and keep our service level in the highest standard like anywhere in KONE global.

“2016 will face some challenges due to the obvious reasons we are seeing today in the economy however our presence in different countries will give us the advantage of having a good balance or good demand in all upcoming expected challenges. In addition, we always try to stay close to our stakeholders and keep them aware of the new products.”

By: The Big5 hub

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