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LISLE, Ill., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KONE Inc. announced today the acquisition of Davies Elevator Corporation, a leading elevator repair and maintenance company in Toronto. Beginning Dec. 17, operations at the premier elevator company will be brought under the KONE name.
"Strategic acquisitions like Davies Elevator Corporation demonstrate KONE's commitment to long term growth," said Larry Wash, EVP and Area Director for KONE Americas. "This latest acquisition will allow us to expand our maintenance business, while also promoting increased profitability through improved route density."
"Davies Elevator Corporation not only provides us the opportunity to expand our critical maintenance business, but also allows us to grow our talent base through retention of key employees," said Kelly Leitch, Managing Director, KONE Canada. "The ability to leverage the staff's field expertise and customer relationships in Toronto is a huge advantage."
Among those hired, Warren Davies – who owns the company together with wife Julie Fortin – brings 30 years of expertise to his new role with KONE as a supervisor.
KONE's acquisition of Davies Elevator Corporation closed in Toronto on Dec. 17.
For further information, please contact:
Jeff Eaton, Director, Acquisitions, KONE Inc., tel. +1 925.984.0019 or
Kellie Lindquist, Marketing Manager, KONE Inc., tel. +1 630.955.4202
Previous press releases on KONE acquisitions are available at www.kone.com/press including:
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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