KONE Q1 results improve

29 Apr 2021, 00:20

  DF News Desk

Photo Kone/Harald Groven.

Finland's KONE Corporation, a leader in elevator and escalator industry on Wednesday announced improvements in its results in January-March 2021, reported Xinhua.

The sales of KONE during the first quarter (Q1) grew by 5.8 percent to 2,326.4 million euros year-on-year.

Its adjusted operating result in Q1 reached 249.8 million euros, compared to 205.6 million euros over the same period last year, according to the corporation's report.

Henrik Ehrnrooth, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KONE, attributed the strong Q1 performance largely to the Chinese market.

"When considering the comparison period where the effects of the pandemic were yet to be seen in many parts of the world, this (growth in the Chinese market) was a solid achievement," said Ehrnrooth in the report.

In its market outlook, KONE expects the new equipment market to grow slightly in China, while markets in the rest of the world are expected to gradually recover.