KONE acquires Orbitz Elevators in Australia and New Zealand

KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, announced that it has acquired Orbitz Elevators – an Australian-based provider of custom-designed elevator and escalator solutions for both commercial and residential properties.

KONE will acquire the service business of Orbitz Elevators in Australia and all lines of the company’s businesses in New Zealand. The acquisition does not include Orbitz Elevators’ Papua New Guinea business.

“Our acquisition of Orbitz Elevators complements KONE’s existing service offerings in the South-Pacific and beyond,” Marek Oppeln-Bronikowski, Managing Director, KONE Australia Pty Ltd said. “As such, the deal is key to providing the most innovative People Flow solutions to our customers and end-users.”

Founded in 2014, Orbitz Elevators has earned a strong reputation as a full-service provider of elevator and escalator solutions and brings with it a skilled team of approximately 40 employees and a strong customer portfolio. Their dedication to  innovation, and quality, as well as customer service aligns perfectly with KONE’s core values.

“We’re excited to welcome Orbitz Elevators’ employees and customers to KONE. I’m confident that by combining our experience, we can generate even greater value for our customers,” continued Marek Oppeln-Bronikowski.

“For the past ten years our talented teams have focused on creating exceptional customer experiences,” added Jon Dwayre, founder and Managing Director of Orbitz Elevators. “By joining KONE, we gain access to their local and global expertise, supply chain and resources. This will allow us to provide our customers with a broader, stronger portfolio of innovative and sustainable products and services.”

KONE and Orbitz Elevators will continue to operate as separate entities until the integration is completed. Dwayre will join KONE in an advisory role for five consecutive years, to ensure a smooth transition.