KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, recently opened a new branch office in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. This latest investment in Malaysia is to enhance the service level to its existing customer’s base and poises itself for growth in the East Malaysia.
KONE’s Malaysia operations, KONE Elevators (M) Sdn Bhd., wholly owned by KONE Corporation in Finland, has its new branch office situated at Cybersquare Commercial Centre, Kota Kinabalu.
“With increasing foreign and domestic investments, developments in East Malaysia is growing in tandem with the other states in the country and this expansion enables us to better serve and meet the needs of existing and new customers,” says Mr. Lim Chong Hoe, Managing Director, KONE Elevators (M) Sdn Bhd.
KONE’s innovative people flow solutions, best-in-class energy efficiency elevators offerings and People Flow Intelligence solutions like the destination operating panel, enhance the user experiences, contributing to development of smarter cities and buildings.
In June 2014, KONE Malaysia was awarded the contract to supply elevators, escalators and KONE People Flow Intelligence solutions including KONE highly innovative Destination Control System to KL118 Tower (Warisan Merdeka), a 118-storey mixed use tower developed by PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn Bhd in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. KL118 is expected to be the tallest building in Malaysia upon its completion. KONE is also the provider of people flow solutions for Hatten City, a mixed-use development in Malacca, Malaysia. Its residential tower, Silverscape is among one of the highest building in the State of Malacca.
KONE has operated in the Malaysia since 1985 and acquired Fuji Lift & Escalator in 2006. Today, KONE is one of the fastest growing elevator and escalator companies in the Malaysia. Globally, KONE has over 1,000 offices in some 50 countries.