Why modernize with KONE?


KONE escalator modernization improves safety, reliability, accessibility, and visual appearance, while also lowering energy costs.


Update escalator safety features, reliability, accessibility, and comfort with our escaltor modernization solutions.


Our professionally managed escalator modernization process minimizes disturbance to tenants and visitors.

Tools and Downloads

More Tools And Downloads

Benefits of escalator modernization

Escalator modernization ensures that your escalators continue to be energy efficient, reliable, and up to date with the latest escalator safety features. The truss may last as long as your building, but it is important to consider escalator modernization because chain components and drive components can wear and become outdated. Autowalk modernization also ensures that steps, balustrades, and lighting maintain a fresh, modern appearance. 


Better performance

Compared to older equipment, escalator modernization increases performance. Less waiting and frustration, and fewer breakdowns – all from your existing escalator or autowalk. Updating the drive components and the chain components of your equipment will have a significant impact on its performance.


Escalator safety

Escalator safety is the starting point of every KONE escalator and autowalk. With escalator modernization, it is easy to upgrade your escalator safety features. We offer a full set of safety upgrades and modular escalator modernization packages covering electrification, the step chain, drive components, and aesthetics. By investing in escalator safety upgrades, you can bring your equipment in line with the latest safety codes and standards – giving you and your customers more peace of mind.


Design that complements your building

Innovative design can turn your escalator or autowalk into much more than just a way to keep people moving – with our wide range of design updates for escalator modernization or autowalk modernization, you can transform your equipment into an eye-catching architectural feature and an important source of lighting, to match perfectly with your building's interior design.


Eco-efficiency that brings savings

Our eco-efficient escalator modernization solutions feature a highly energy-efficient and compact drive system, as well as smart operational modes. You can also benefit from innovative and energy-efficient LED lighting in your escalator that is 80% more efficient than halogen lighting and lasts 10 times longer.


We use cookies to optimize site functionality and to give you the best possible experience while browsing our site. If you are fine with this and accept all cookies, just click the 'Accept' button.

You can also review our privacy statement.


Are you interested in KONE as a corporate business or a career opportunity?

Corporate site

Would you like to find out more about the solutions available in your area, including the local contact information, on your respective KONE website?

Your suggested website is

United States

Go to your suggested website