Interview with Amit Gossain, Managing Director- KONE India
Reaching the vertical limits
Amit Gossain, Managing Director- KONE India, talks to Realty Plus about the innovations that they have introduced in the real estate segment to improve elevator operation and system efficiency, contributing to some of the most energy-saving vertical transportation systems commercially available. Excerpts.
KONE has been featured for the 7th time in a row in the Forbes list of 100 most innovative companies in the World for its design, energy efficiency & safety features and for the service that it provides.
In the early 80’s the Factory (Beacon KONE) was incorporated in India which was a joint venture between KONE Corporation, Finland and Best & Crompton, India. The factory was inaugurated in the late 80’s. In the 90’s KONE India became a 100% subsidiary of KONE Corporation, Finland. The Indian Technology and Engineering Centre (ITEC) which caters to KONE globally was inaugurated in 2010 and it operates from Chennai. KONE currently has an extensive Installation and Service network [41 branches around India]
Evolution of elevator and escalator technologies:
High-rise buildings are towering achievements that indicate the future of urban living. With the increasing density of super high-rise buildings in cities, demand for ultra-high-speed lifts is increasing. In response, advanced technologies are continuously being introduced to improve elevator operation and system efficiency, contributing to some of the most energy-saving vertical transportation systems commercially available.
Every single day, there are millions of people moving around these impressive structures – working, living, and visiting. Tenants expect the best in comfort, security and convenience. Building owners and managers require the project to be completed on time with cutting edge technology and integrated systems that enable efficient building management. Meeting all these demands in a high-rise building is always a challenge since the elevator operates under highly demanding conditions. When existing technology & solution can be taken no further to meet this challenge, there comes the need for innovation!
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