Oh, So THAT’S What It Means…

We recently noticed the KONE website History section and the interesting information its timeline provides. Tied closely to the history of Finland, the company traces its origins all the way back to 1908, when it began operations as a machine repair shop named “Tarmo.” Two years later, the name was changed to KONE, which means “MACHINE” in Finnish (which, if we’re honest, surprised several of us at EW). The screenshot below is just a small sample of the detailed chronology the website provides. So, check out the growth of one of the world’s biggest OEMs through picture-accompanied entries that lead all the way up to 2017 with the opening of its expanded and renovated high-rise elevator testing laboratory in Tytyri, Finland, which stretches 350 m underground.

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