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Building Owners and Managers Association International

KONE Joins BOMA International as a Supporting Partner

December 12, 2011


(WASHINGTON – December 12, 2011) KONE Inc., a leading provider of elevator and escalator equipment and services, has announced that it has joined the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International’s Partnership Program.  As a BOMA Leadership Circle Partner, KONE pledges to support BOMA’s vital programs in advocacy, education, research and membership.

BOMA International´s Partnership Program, developed in 2004, allows companies to invest in their own success and viability, as well as that of the building management industry. With three levels of participation—Cornerstone Partner, Leadership Circle Partner and Supporting Partner—the Program demonstrates the commitment of leading organizations to support BOMA International with the resources to advance its advocacy, education and research initiatives that benefit the entire commercial real estate industry.

KONE develops and delivers solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in office buildings. KONE provides eco-efficient solutions for elevators and escalators for the entire life cycle of the product--from design, manufacturing and installation to maintenance and modernization.

“We are very pleased KONE has joined our Partnership Program and we look forward to working together to serve BOMA members,” commented BOMA International Chair Boyd R. Zoccola, executive vice president, Hokanson Companies Inc. “With their expertise and leadership in the industry, they are a welcome addition to our Partnership Program and we look forward to advancing commercial real estate together.”

“KONE is pleased to join BOMA International as a Leadership Circle Partner and we look forward to a successful year and mutually beneficial partnership,” said Vance Tang, EVP and Area Director for Americas, KONE.  “Working with BOMA allows us to bring our ideas to leaders within the industry, make connections with key decision makers and support premier programming.”


About BOMA International
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is an international federation of more than 100 local associations and affiliated organizations. Founded in 1907, its 16,500-plus members own or manage more than nine billion square feet of commercial properties. BOMA International’s mission is to enhance the human, intellectual and physical assets of the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information. On the Web at


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 2010, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 5 billion and approximately 33,800 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in Finland.

Lindsay Tiffany
Manager of Media Relations
BOMA International
(202) 326-6365  

Kirk Layton
President and Founder
KONE Online Concierge Services
(416) 598-8888 ext. 221 

Kellie Lindquist
Marketing Manager
KONE Americas
(630) 955-4202