KONE adds market share in Alabama through the acquisition of EMR, Inc.

May 01, 2013, 09:00 ET from KONE Inc.

LISLE, Ill., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KONE Inc. has acquired the assets of Elevator Maintenance & Repair, Inc. (EMR) based in Prattville, Ala. This acquisition provides significant service business growth for KONE in three Alabama markets including Mobile, Montgomery and Birmingham.

EMR has operated in these attractive markets since 1981 under the capable leadership of owners Jim and Nancy Haines.  

EMR and KONE will be combining their elevator operations under the KONE name during the next few months. This newly combined team welcomes the opportunity to continue to provide outstanding service to EMR and KONE customers.

"We are thrilled to be adding great new customers in these three Alabama markets," said Larry Wash, KONE EVP and CEO for the Americas. "We also extend a warm welcome to the new team members from EMR who will be bringing a broad range of valuable talents and many decades of collective experience to KONE through this acquisition."

For further information, please contact:

Jeff Eaton, Director, Acquisitions, KONE Inc., tel. (925) 984-0019 or
Kellie Lindquist, Marketing Manager, KONE Inc., tel. (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.