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KONE has acquired the San Francisco-based business of Ascent Elevator Services, Inc., an independent elevator company with a significant share of the service market in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ascent has operated in the attractive San Francisco market since 2004.  

Ascent and KONE will combine elevator operations under the KONE name during the next few months. "We are thrilled to be adding great new customers in the very important San Francisco market," said Larry Wash, KONE EVP and Area Director for the Americas.

"The combined Ascent and KONE teams welcome the opportunity to continue to provide outstanding service to Ascent and KONE customers. We also extend a warm welcome to the new team members who will be bringing a broad range of valuable talents and many decades of collective experience to KONE through this acquisition," Wash concludes.

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