KONE Canada Named Technical Supplier of the Year by World's Largest Commercial Real Estate Services Firm

LISLE, Ill., May 13, 2013 /CNW/ - KONE Inc. is proud to announce it has been honored with the CBRE "Technical Supplier of the Year" award for its service of 216 buildings in CBRE's Infrastructure Ontario (IO) portfolio. CBRE Director of Facility Management and Critical Services, Andy Basacchi, presented the award to KONE on behalf of the company.

KONE was recognized after receiving the highest average score in the award's Technical category based on service coverage, input from quarterly supplier performance reviews, and a survey of CBRE management, procurement, and analytics teams.

CBRE credited KONE's professional management and operational excellence as well as the exceptional service at its new Technical Services Center for the award. The KONE Technical Services Center opened this April and combines employees, spare parts, training and technology to enhance customer service throughout the Americas regions.

"We are thrilled to be recognized for such a prestigious award, which is a testament to the strong partnership our Ontario team has built with CBRE," said Kelly Leitch, President of KONE Canada. "We look forward to continued growth with this valued, strategic partner and furthering our reputation for providing products and services that exceed our customers' expectations."

CBRE group is the world's largest real estate services firm, offering a range of services from leasing to property management. KONE currently provides maintenance services to 216 buildings in all four regions of CBRE's IO Property Services portfolio.

For further information, please contact:
Kellie Lindquist, Marketing Manager, KONE Inc., tel. +1 630 955 4202

About KONE
KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. The company has been committed to understanding the needs of its customers for the past century, providing industry-leading elevators, escalators and automatic building doors as well as innovative solutions for modernization and maintenance. The company's objective is to offer the best People Flow™ experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an increasingly urbanizing environment. In 2012, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 6.3 billion and around 40,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in Finland.



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