Level of orders
At €1,885.0 million, the KION Group’s order intake was slightly above the prior-year figure (Q1 2017: €1,881.7 million). Overall, currency effects caused the value of order intake of the two operating segments to fall by €74.1 million. In the Industrial Trucks & Services segment, order intake rose to €1,485.2 million (Q1 2017: €1,414.6 million), an increase of 5.0 per cent. At €396.3 million, order intake in the Supply Chain Solutions segment was down by 14.1 per cent on the prior-year figure (Q1 2017: €461.3 million) due to a slow start and currency effects. The KION Group’s order book saw a modest increase to €2,625.7 million compared with the figure as at the end of 2017 (31 December 2017: €2,614.6 million).