KONE Elevator expands operations to Sri Lanka
August 22, 2017 – KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has expanded its operations in the Sri Lankan market by entering into a distribution agreement with Scan Technologies Global Ltd., which has over 10 years of experience in installing, maintaining and servicing elevators and escalators.
Speaking to the media,
KONE Elevator India Managing Director Amit Gossain said: “Urbanisation is what drives our industry and the Sri Lankan market has been growing quite well in the last few years. The need for taller buildings, affordable homes, luxury hotels, etc., are the key factors that have been driving growth in this part of the world. KONE has been featured in the Forbes list of world’s most innovative companies for the sixth time consecutively and this is testimony to our innovation capabilities. I am sure that with a strong global brand, KONE, and an experienced partner like Scan Technologies, we will be able to bring more value to this market.”
Speaking on the occasion, Scan Technologies Global Ltd. Chairman Keerthi Abeynayake said: “With the inflow of tourism, we see a large potential for the growth in the hospitality industry and our tie up with KONE, a world class brand, will strengthen our confidence in serving the market much better.”
KONE’s history of innovation is one of the company’s success factors. With megatrends like urbanisation and technological disruption driving growth all over the world, KONE will be able to provide advanced solutions to the market and customers. The new strategy ‘Winning with Customers’ will focus KONE towards better customer centricity and help serve customers to perfection.
At KONE, the mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernisation to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow, it makes people’s journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2016, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 8.8 billion, and at the end of the year close to 52,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.
Scan Technologies Global Ltd. is an Associate Company of Scan Engineering Ltd., which was incorporated in 1995 and is the Authorised Distributor of KONE Elevator for the territory of Sri Lanka with 22 years of experience as a mechanical engineering, ventilation and air conditioning company. Scan consists of three major divisions executing projects for elevators and escalators, air conditioning and mechanical ventilation and solutions for the newsprint industry which include high speed newspaper printing presses and post-press and mailroom solutions.