KONE Strengthens Its Partnership With Orange Business Services and Migrates Its Contact Centre Infrastructure to the Cloud

KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has strengthened its partnership with Orange Business Services by moving its global contact centre solution to the cloud. This is part of KONE’s ongoing commitment to delivering a high-quality end user experience worldwide.

KONE customer care centres are a vital component for customer service, both for the end-user and direct business customers. They play a strong role in overseeing critical elevator operations, service records and technical data.

By moving the contact centre infrastructure to the cloud, KONE will be able to benefit from scalability, flexible omnichannel capabilities, intelligent call routing and built-in security. The contact centre can handle email, voice, and alarms for sites around the world and is integrated into KONE’s remote monitoring platform.

“Orange Business Services is playing an important role in helping us with our digital transformation by migrating our contact centre solution to the cloud. This will further enhance our customer experience and pave the way for further innovation in our customer support service,” said Antti Koskelin, Chief Information Officer, KONE.

As part of the agreement, Orange has established five contact centre hubs globally to simplify and optimize the organization, moving away from a site-based infrastructure to the cloud. The solution spans 35 contact centre sites across all continents.

“We are honoured to have KONE’s continued trust to improve and innovate its business-critical customer support function. Our global cloud expertise and experience will provide KONE with an optimized and flexible solution, offering improved scalability, cost-improvements and potential for innovation,” said Fabrice de Windt, Senior Vice President, Europe, Orange Business Services.

About Orange Business Services

Orange Business Services is a network-native digital services company and the global enterprise division of the Orange Group. It connects, protects and innovates for enterprises around the world to support sustainable business growth. Leveraging its connectivity and system integration expertise throughout the digital value chain, Orange Business Services is well placed to support global businesses in areas such as software-defined networks, multi-cloud services, Data and AI, smart mobility services, and cybersecurity. It securely accompanies enterprises across every stage of the data lifecycle end-to-end, from collection, transport, storage and processing to analysis and sharing.

With companies thriving on innovation, Orange Business Services places its customers at the heart of an open collaborative ecosystem. This includes its 27,000 employees, the assets and expertise of the Orange Group, its technology and business partners, and a pool of finely selected start-ups. More than 3,000 multinational enterprises, as well as two million professionals, companies and local communities in France, put their trust in Orange Business Services.

For more information, visit www.orange-business.com

About Kone

At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people’s journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2020, KONE had annual sales of EUR 9.9 billion, and at the end of the year over 60,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.

For more information visit: www.kone.com