on march 1, kone china “creating momentum • being extraordinary” annual sales meeting 2019 was successfully held at zhuhai international convention and exhibition center where kone elevator and giantkone gathered together. more than 500 personnel, including the company's leaders, sales elites, and partners from frontline branches, attended the meeting to review the achievements and strategic results of kone china in 2018 and look forward to new opportunities for future development.
on the morning of march 1, william b. johnson, evp kone greater china, kone corporation, delivered a warm opening speech. president william b. johnson said in his speech that china’s development in ai and 5g technology was gradually taking the lead in the world, and more and more people were enjoying the dividends offered by development. “today, all walks of life are following the trend and vigorously carrying out digital transformation, so is the elevator industry. kone has launched market-leading digital products and services recognized by the market. in the future, kone and giantkone will continue to improve the products and service quality, accelerate the development of innovative solutions, upgrade products by digital means, and enhance the user experience.”
wen haoding, managing director of giantkone, reviewed the market performance of giantkone in 2018 and achievements in performance and customer satisfaction. he also shared some of the landmark projects completed by giantkone in 2018 with partners. jiang bing, vice president of giantkone frontline new elevator business operations, introduced the work details of giantkone in 2019. he said that in 2019, kone would “hone its internal skills”, increase the level of installation and maintenance, and improve the competitiveness of its products. at the same time, it would strengthen feedback and communication with partners to achieve win-win in the market.
before the meeting, we asked the participating partners what they wanted to know the most. at the meeting, heikki leppänen, vice president of neb, and max alfthan, evp of marketing and communications, kone corporation, answered the questions on stage.
at the meeting, colleagues of kone elevator and giantkone shared their success stories on topics such as “how to win strategic customers”, “how to sell key projects successfully” and “how to price accurately”.
new product release:
every year, kone offers many new products. on the path of technological innovation, kone has never stopped “changing”.
at the sales meeting this year, liu jiran, vp of product strategy, marketing and communications, neb, greater china, introduced kone's latest new products and solutions, including kone’s residential passenger flow solutions based on face recognition application, the newly upgraded kone elevator/escalator cloud butler service.
visa rauta, global product design manager of kone and chief designer of giantkone gm product, introduced the latest new products launched by giantkone, including the new gm9 motor and the extended products of the original full range.
time-honored kone has never stopped exploring technology and the future. it is believed that supported by new technologies and cutting-edge innovation, kone china will shine brighter in the market.
at the award dinner, the “presidential award”, “long-term service award”, “best cooperation award” and “landmark project award” presented by kone elevator were announced one by one. giantkone awarded the “golden elephant award”, “strategic customer special contribution award”, “golden lion award” and other awards in recognition of its partners' outstanding performance in the past year and great contributions to the development of kone china in the new elevator market.
with amazing products and technologies, kone china has boosted the rise of landmark buildings in cities, constantly developed new markets, and settled in many cities. with superior quality and considerate service, it provides a more comfortable passenger experience to passengers.