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Why retrofit an elevator with KONE?

Add value to your building

Installing an elevator increases the value of your property, makes it more attractive to potential buyers and tenants, and significantly improves accessibility.

Improve quality of life

An elevator makes it quicker and easier for people to move safely around your building, allows older residents to live at home for longer, and makes access to upper floors easier for everyone.

Work with a trusted partner

With KONE you can rest assured that the retrofit project will run smoothly – on-time and on budget. Once your elevator is installed we can recommend maintenance and other services to keep your equipment running reliably for the entire building life cycle.

Increase building value with KONE DX Class elevators for full replacement

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Installing a connected KONE DX Class elevator increases the value of your building and means you can take advantage of the latest technologies to create a user experience that delivers on every level.

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Connect for smooth people flow

With built-in connectivity and KONE application programming interfaces (APIs) you can make your elevator smarter and more desirable with new people flow solutions and value-adding services from KONE and our partners. By installing a connected elevator you can both optimize people flow and operational efficiency and make sure your property is ready to take advantage of future smart-building technologies.

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Redefine the elevator user experience

With real-time information for passengers, an engaging multisensory user experience, and other smart building applications, you can redefine elevator rides in your building and improve everyday convenience with enhanced accessibility and equipment availability

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Plan for success with KONE as your partner

As your experienced partner for smarter buildings, we can help you manage your property more efficiently with valuable insights into end-user behavior that can be used to continuously optimize people flow and improve the user experience.

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KONE Retrofit elevator solutions

Both our retrofit solutions offer the maximum possible car space, excellent energy efficiency, and an interior design that matches your building perfectly.

KONE MonoSpace® DX

A versatile machine room-less passenger elevator with an external shaft for low and mid-rise residential and commercial buildings. The KONE MonoSpace® DX is part of the DX Class elevator family, which redefines the elevator experience with built-in connectivity for improved user experience.

  • MAX. TRAVEL 90 m
  • MAX. LOAD 33 persons
  • MAX. SPEED 3.0 m/s
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KONE ProSpace™

A versatile machine room-less passenger elevator for low and mid-rise residential and commercial buildings. A space and cost-efficient solution for installation in stairwells.

  • MAX. TRAVEL 30 m
  • MAX. LOAD 9 persons
  • MAX. SPEED 0.6 m/s
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KONE retrofit elevators

SolutionDescriptionMachine roomMax. travelMax. SpeedMax. load / persons
Max. group size
KONE MonoSpace™ DXVersatile machine room-less passenger elevator for low and mid-rise residential and commercial buildings with external shaft.No90 m or 36 floors
3.0 m/s
2,500 kg/up to 33 persons
6
KONE ProSpace™Space and cost-efficient solution for residential buildings for installation in stairwells.No30 m or 12 floors
0.6 m/s
675 kg or up to 9 persons
1

Installing a retrofit lift – a step-by-step guide

We’ll plan and coordinate the entire installation process, and a dedicated project manager will make sure that everything is completed on time and on budget.

Decision-making

We can help you gather information about suitable solutions for your building, as well as permits and subsidies, and make a rough cost calculation.

Financing

We can discuss your options for financing the project, help to identify how much might be covered by subsidies, and recommend alternatives for sharing the costs amongst residents.

Planning

We’ll determine the installation location, create the architectural and engineering designs for the shaft, design the elevator interior, and make sure that all relevant permits have been processed.

Construction

We’ll take care of all the necessary site preparations, the shaft and elevator installation, and the final cleanup. Before we hand over your elevator, we’ll carry out a full safety and performance inspection.

Maintenance

Our preventive maintenance service keeps your lift running reliably for its entire lifespan. If problems do occur, our skilled local technicians will get the lift up and running again as quickly as possible.

The right lift for your building - let's make it happen!

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Finding the right place for your lift

We can install a lift in almost any building. The size and shape of your stairwell will determine whether the elevator will be installed inside or outside.
Installation options:

  • Inside the stairwell with the stairs on either side
  • In the middle of the staircase
  • Partly replacing the staircase, which is extended outside the building
  • In a pre-assembled shaft on an exterior wall; the shaft is pre-assembled then lifted into place to save time and money.
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Choosing a design

We can create a solution that matches the interior design and architecture of any building. You can choose a shaft material that matches both your building’s interior and the car wall and floor materials.

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Arranging finance

Typically, the residents’ association takes a loan and finances the repayments through the monthly service fee. Residents then decide how to share the costs. We can give you advice about financing and provide you with a preliminary budget.

What happens next?

What happens next?

Our world-class service will keep your elevator running safely and reliably for its entire lifecycle. Learn more about KONE preventive maintenance.

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