Monthly Archives: June 2010

Pru Goward let down over increase in lift failures

THE easy access lifts at Bowral train station were supposed to make life easier for commuters, but Goulburn MP Pru Goward said it has been out of service 28 times since opening in December 2007. “The usual litany of complaints about local train services has been slightly overshadowed by Transport Minster John Robertson’s revelation,” she [...]

Kone India to launch energy saving elevators in 2 years

CHENNAI: Elevator and escalator major KONE India, a 100 per cent subsidiary of KONE Corporation of Finland, planned to introduce energy saving elevators in the country by 2012, a senior company official said. These proposed elevators would save 50 per cent energy and would work efficiently, Kone Technology Senior Vice-President Jussi Oijala said here. The [...]

Standards body: elevators can help in evacuations

Ever read that sign in the elevator that tells you to take the stairs in an emergency? That may be a mistake according to the 162-nation International Organisation for Standardisation, which said using lifts can sometimes save more lives as people rush out of buildings after fires, earthquakes and gas explosions. The ISO, which sets [...]

KONE Acquires Elevator Service Company in Oregon, USA

KONE has acquired Reliant Elevator Company, the largest independent elevator service company in the State of Oregon, USA. Through this acquisition KONE strengthens its position as one of the leading elevator and escalator companies in the Portland metropolitan area and throughout Oregon. Reliant Elevator Company focuses on elevator maintenance, repairs and modernization. The company has [...]

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