A report on Kone

The former Kone corporate offices in Munkkiniemi, Helsinki
Flags at Kone corporate headquarters, built in 2001 in Keilaniemi, Espoo, Finland
Kone UltraRope in elevator shaft
Kone EcoDisc motor

Elevator engineering and service company employing over 60,000 personnel across 60 countries worldwide.

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Hyvinkää

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City and municipality of Finland.

City and municipality of Finland.

A painstakingly restored British "Neilson and Company" engine, used in Finland from 1869 well into the 1920s, preserved at the Finnish Railway Museum
A student dormitory of the Hyria Vocational School in Hyvinkää
Hyvinkää railway station, the oldest building in the city centre.
The modern church of Hyvinkää, Aarno Ruusuvuori 1961.
Helene Schjerfbeck

Hyvinkää is also home to Konecranes, which specializes in the manufacture and service of cranes, and KONE Elevators, the world's third-largest elevator company who manufacture, install and service elevators and escalators.

Helsinki

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Capital, primate, and most populous city of Finland.

Capital, primate, and most populous city of Finland.

Central Helsinki in 1820 before rebuilding. Illustration by Carl Ludvig Engel.
Construction of Suomenlinna began in the 18th century.
A map of Helsinki in 1645
Helsinki seen from Sentinel-2
Helsingin keskustaajama, an officially recognized urban area
A map of Helsinki's capital region (in orange) and its sub-regional municipalities (in light orange)
An aerial view of Malmi in the northern part of Helsinki
A statue of Tsar Alexander II of Russia, the Grand Duke of Finland, sculpted by Walter Runeberg and Johannes Takanen and erected in 1894 in front of the Helsinki Cathedral at the Senate Square in Helsinki. He was known as a well regarded emperor among the majority of Finns during the grand duchy times.
The Helsinki Cathedral is among the most prominent buildings in the city.
Hotel Kämp, the most luxurious hotel in Helsinki, located in Kluuvi
The Restaurant Kappeli from the 19th century in the Esplanadi Park
The view across Eläintarhanlahti in summertime
Casino Helsinki, a non-profit casino owned by government-owned Veikkaus, on Mikonkatu in the city center
The 134 m Majakka in Kalasatama has been built on top of the Redi shopping centre. It is currently Finland's tallest building.
The Helsinki City Hall houses the City Council of Helsinki.
Uspenski Cathedral.
Helsinki Synagogue in 2020
Kamppi Center, a shopping and transportation complex in Kamppi
Main building of the University of Helsinki as seen from the Senate Square.
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences is the largest business polytechnic in Finland.
The Finnish National Theatre (1902), designed by architect Onni Tarjanne. In front of it, the memorial statue of Aleksis Kivi.
Havis Amanda, a fountain sculpture at the Helsinki Market Square
Strange Fruit performing at the Night of the Arts in Helsinki
Sanomatalo, a current office building of Sanoma Corporation
Café Ekberg, the oldest coffeehouse of Helsinki, along the Bulevardi in the Kamppi district
A terrace of the Restaurant Roslund at the Teurastamo area
The Helsinki Olympic Stadium was the centre of activities during the 1952 Summer Olympics.
Helsinki region roads
Old American cars assemble at the Market Square on the evening of the first Friday of every month
Central railway station, inaugurated 1919
The South Harbour
The Helsinki Metro with its characteristic bright orange trains is the world's northernmost subway.
A tram at the Esplanadi in Kaartinkaupunki, Helsinki
Karl Fazer, the chocolatier and Olympic sport shooter best known for founding the Fazer company
Erkki Karu, film director and producer
Tarja Halonen, former president of Finland
Kim Hirschovits, ice hockey player
Linus Torvalds, the software engineer best known for creating the popular open-source kernel Linux
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor and composer
Sinebrychoff Art Museum (1842)
Helsinki University Museum "Arppeanum" (1869)
The Cygnaeus Gallery Museum (1870)
The Mannerheim Museum (1874; 1957 as museum)
The Military Museum of Finland (1881)
Classical art museum Ateneum (1887)
The Design Museum (1894)
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The National Museum of Finland (1910)
The Helsinki City Museum (1911)
The Finnish Museum of Natural History (1913)
Kunsthalle Helsinki art venue (1928)
Didrichsen Art Museum (1964)
Helsinki Art Museum (1968)
Kiasma museum of contemporary art (1998)
Amos Rex art museum (2018)

In choosing Helsinki, the World Design Capital selection jury highlighted Helsinki's use of 'Embedded Design', which has tied design in the city to innovation, "creating global brands, such as Nokia, Kone, and Marimekko, popular events, like the annual Helsinki Design Week, outstanding education and research institutions, such as the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, and exemplary architects and designers such as Eliel Saarinen and Alvar Aalto".

Schindler Group

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Swiss multinational company which manufactures escalators, moving walkways, and elevators worldwide, founded in Switzerland in 1874.

Swiss multinational company which manufactures escalators, moving walkways, and elevators worldwide, founded in Switzerland in 1874.

Schindler Miconic 10 keypad. This is the version in Hong Kong.

In February 2007, Schindler, along with competitors Otis Elevator Co., ThyssenKrupp, Kone, and Mitsubishi Elevator Europe were fined by the European Union for a price-fixing cartel.

Espoo

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City and municipality in the region of Uusimaa in the Republic of Finland.

City and municipality in the region of Uusimaa in the Republic of Finland.

Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral in Espoo, originally built as a Catholic parish church in the 1480s.
The Royal Manor in Espoo, founded by King Gustav I of Sweden in 1556. The current mansion was completed in 1797 and expanded in 1914.
The Neo-Renaissance Alberga Manor, built by the Russian industrialist Feodor Kiseleff in the 1870s.
Russian military map showing southeastern parts of Espoo some time between 1870 and 1907.
VR Class Vk3 steam locomotive at Kauklahti railway station in the 1920s
The districts and major areas of Espoo
A high-rise building in Kivenlahti.
Nuuksio National Park in autumn
Rapids in Bemböle.
Mallards in Matinkylä.
The population of Espoo between 1900 and 2040.
The Espoo Cultural Centre
Espoo Metro Areena in Tapiola
Tapiolan Urheilupuisto stadium in Tapiola
Espoo Central Park
Espoo City Hall, located in Espoon keskus
The Jorvi Hospital in Espoo
Serena Waterpark in Lahnus, Espoo

Several major companies are based in Espoo, including Nokia, HMD Global, Tieto, KONE, Neste, Fortum, Orion Corporation, Outokumpu, and Foreca, as well as video game developers Rovio and Remedy Entertainment.

Otis Worldwide

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American company that develops, manufactures and markets elevators, escalators, moving walkways, and related equipment.

American company that develops, manufactures and markets elevators, escalators, moving walkways, and related equipment.

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An Otis escalator

Competitors ThyssenKrupp, Schindler Group, KONE, and Mitsubishi Elevator Europe were also fined for participating in the same cartel.

This elevator to the Alexanderplatz U-Bahn station in Berlin is built with glass walls and doors, exposing the inner workings.

Elevator

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Type of cable-assisted, hydraulic cylinder-assisted, or roller-track assisted machine that vertically transports people or freight between floors, levels, or decks of a building, vessel, or other structure.

Type of cable-assisted, hydraulic cylinder-assisted, or roller-track assisted machine that vertically transports people or freight between floors, levels, or decks of a building, vessel, or other structure.

This elevator to the Alexanderplatz U-Bahn station in Berlin is built with glass walls and doors, exposing the inner workings.
Interior of the elevator at the New Children's Hospital in Meilahti, Helsinki, Finland
Outside of typical elevators, shown in an office building in Portland, Oregon
Typical elevator doors
Elevator design by the German engineer Konrad Kyeser (1405)
Elisha Otis demonstrating his safety system, at the New York Crystal Palace, 1853
Elisha Otis's elevator patent drawing, 15 January 1861
Elevator machine room in an old building
Cascading telescopic door configuration inside of an elevator
A large "slab" door
Kone EcoDisc. The entire drive system is in the hoistway.
Steel ropes and an electric motor (machine) in the machine room. The machine has two brake calipers on top.
Pit of a hydraulic scenic elevator with metal grating on bottom. This elevator travels seven stories.
Otis 1920s controller, operational in a New York City apartment building
Manual pushbutton elevator controls
Typical vintage freight elevator control station
Typical passenger elevator control introduced by Dover in the early 1980s, and produced until the mid-2000s by ThyssenKrupp, common in the US
Typical elevators floor buttons, produced by Schindler through the mid 1990s and first half of the 2000s, common in the US and Canada
A digital floor indicator seen on some Schindler elevators in the 2000s and first half of the 2010s in the US and Canada
An analog floor indicator from Dover, made in the 1970s or 1980s
Using the emergency call button in an elevator. There is Braille text for visually impaired people and a button illuminates to alert a hearing impaired person that the alarm is ringing and the call is being placed.
Another photo of the typical elevator buttons from Mitsubishi Elepet Advance V
An external control panel
Elevator buttons showing the missing 13th floor
An Otis CompassPlus destination control elevator floor selection panel at Northeastern University in Boston, United States
An Otis Compass destination dispatch control station, outside of the car, on which the user presses a button to indicate the desired destination floor, and the panel indicates which car will be dispatched
A switch to turn Sabbath elevator mode on or off
KONE Ecodisc elevator in the United Kingdom in fireman's service mode
An elevator test tower in Japan
Governor
A Fujitec traction elevator in Block 192, Bishan, Singapore
The former World Trade Center's twin towers used skylobbies, located on the 44th and 78th floors of each tower.
A specialized elevator from 1905 for lifting narrow gauge railroad cars between a railroad freight house and the Chicago Tunnel Company tracks below
The interior of a freight elevator, shown on a college campus in North Carolina. It is very basic yet rugged for freight loading.
An F/A-18C on an aircraft elevator of USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
A residential elevator with integrated hoistway construction and machine-room-less design
A paternoster in Berlin, Germany
A mobile scissor lift, extended to near its highest position
LCD elevator floor indicator
Building sign displaying the word elevator
A typical elevator indicator located in the Waldorf Astoria New York. This elevator was made by Otis.
Elevator with a virtual window affording a view of the City of London
Elevator airflow diagram
A symbol for elevator
Elevator for the disabled at Kaohsiung Mosque in Taiwan
A typical elevator style found in many modern residential and small commercial buildings
An elevator pulley in the Eiffel Tower
Statue of Unity, Gujarat, India
The observation deck elevator floor indicator in the Taipei 101
The interior of one of the Gateway Arch tramway cars
View up the shaft of the elevator at the New City Hall, Hanover, Germany
Elevator in the new city hall, Hanover, Germany, showing the cabin at the bottom and the top
Elevador de Santa Justa, in Lisbon, Portugal
Elevador Lacerda in Salvador, Brazil
Shanklin Cliff elevator in Shanklin, Isle of Wight
The pit beneath the orchestra lift at Radio City Music Hall
Orchestra lift at Radio City Music Hall as viewed from beneath the stage

Double deck elevators, installed by Toshiba using Kone EcoDisc machinery, are used in the Taipei 101 office tower.

ThyssenKrupp

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German multinational conglomerate with focus on industrial engineering and steel production.

German multinational conglomerate with focus on industrial engineering and steel production.

Bond of the Thyssen & Co. AG, issued February 1922
Corporate headquarters in Essen.
Former Thyssenkrupp building in Düsseldorf
ThyssenKrupp elevator test tower (246m) near Rottweil (2018)

In November 2006, five elevator manufacturers, including ThyssenKrupp, were found guilty of price fixing by the EU, over nine years, along with competitors Otis Elevator Co., Schindler Group, Kone and Mitsubishi Elevator Europe.

Konecranes

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Finnish company, headquartered in Hyvinkää, which specialises in the manufacture and service of cranes and lifting equipment.

Finnish company, headquartered in Hyvinkää, which specialises in the manufacture and service of cranes and lifting equipment.

The slogan of Konecranes: Lifting businesses
Konecranes SMARTON winch

The company was initially a division of the Finnish company Kone, which began to manufacture cranes and hoists in the 1930s, but was spun off as an independent company in 1994 when KONE underwent extensive restructuring.

Cargotec

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Finnish company that makes cargo-handling machinery for ships, ports, terminals and local distribution.

Finnish company that makes cargo-handling machinery for ships, ports, terminals and local distribution.

Cargotec was formed in June 2005 when Kone Corporation was split into two companies to be listed: Cargotec and new KONE.

Heikki H. Herlin in 1955.

Heikki H. Herlin

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Finnish engineer, industrialist and vuorineuvos.

Finnish engineer, industrialist and vuorineuvos.

Heikki H. Herlin in 1955.
Herlin (right) presenting Kone premises to the Tunisian president Habib Bourguiba (middle) and the Finnish president Urho Kekkonen (left).

Herlin gained experience by studying and working abroad, before he inherited his father's position as manager of the lift producer Kone Oy in 1932.