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Starlift, also known as Starlift Voorburg, was a Dutch elevator manufacturer from Voorburg, Netherlands. The company was founded in 1927 and acquired by Kone in 1989. During the first years since the acquisition, the company was known as KONE Starlift from 1992 until 1999 when it was renamed into Kone. Starlift also had production sites in Drachten and Thorn.

History

Starlift was founded in 1927 in Voorburg.

In 1989, Kone sold the shares of Starlift as a mean of entering the Dutch elevator market. In 1992, the Kone office in Gorinchem was merged with Starlift's production facility and continued to operate under the name KONE Starlift. Subsequently, a number of regional offices were established throughout the country. In 1996, Kone Starlift moved to a new factory building in Leidschendam. In 1999, the company was renamed into KONE BV.

Notable installations

Netherlands

  • C&A, Damrak, Amsterdam
  • Delta Hotel Damrak, Amsterdam
  • Park Plaza Vondelpark, Amsterdam
  • NEMO Science Center, Amsterdam
  • Madame Tussauds, Amsterdam (modernized from 1915 Otis elevator)
  • Maastricht Centraal Station, Maastricht
  • GranietGroen Tower, Zoetermeer
  • De Harmonie, Groningen
  • UMCG Hospital, Groningen (modernized by Kone)
  • Oosterpoort Parking Deck, Groningen
  • WO_MEN_AT_WORK, Groningen
  • WE, Groningen
  • Thiemsbrug Parking Deck, Hengelo
  • Apollo Hotel, Breda
  • Vroom & Dreesmann, Sittard
  • Vroom & Dreesmann, Hoorn
  • Hotel Le Petit Nord, Hoorn
  • Vlinderstad Shopping Center, Emmen
  • Stedeborgh, Grootebroek
  • Raadhuis Parking Deck, Heerlen
  • Benedenbaantje, Bergen op Zoom
  • Hotel at De Soete Moeder, Hertogenbosch
  • Zeezicht, Hoek van Holland
  • Eusebiu Church

Other countries

  • Storgatan 43, Stan, Umeå, Sweden
  • Bogor Agricultural University - Baranang Siang Campus, Indonesia (1960s, no longer work)

Trivia

  • When Kone introduced the EcoDisc hoisting machine in 1996, it was known as "Greenstar" in the Netherlands. The Liftinstitut was heavily involved in the testing of the Kone EcoDisc technology in the Netherlands.
  • Starlift was, for many years, the main sponsor and denominator of the nationally and internationally successful Voorburg volleyball association VISADE (formerly DES of Door Sterk), which at that time was called Starlift Voorburg.

Videos

80 jaar in de lift a history book about Starlift Voorbur and Kone-Starlift

80 jaar in de lift a history book about Starlift Voorbur and Kone-Starlift

External links

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