2.1 Group structure

KION Holding 1 GmbH owns all the shares in KION Holding 2 GmbH, which in turn is the sole shareholder of KION GROUP GmbH. KION GROUP GmbH acts as the group parent and management holding company for Linde Material Handling GmbH (LMH), STILL GmbH and OM Carrelli Elevatori S.p.A. In this report, 'the KION Group' refers to all the companies of the KION Group collectively. The KION Group pursues a multi-brand strategy based on its Linde, Fenwick, STILL, OM and Baoli industrial truck brands so that it can provide highly effective coverage of different market segments in terms of product range, services, technological expertise and regional presence.

KION GROUP GmbH acts as a strategic management holding company and is responsible for key head office functions itself. It sets and pursues strategic, commercial and market-oriented objectives and defines shared business standards for these head office functions. The brands have full operational and commercial responsibility for their business operations and for achieving their objectives.

The operating segments pursuant to IFRS 8 are Linde Material Handling, STILL and OM. Baoli and Linde Hydraulics belong to the Linde Material Handling operating segment, as does the local French brand Fenwick.

Diagram of the KION Group's segment structure in 2010

KION Group's segment structure in 2010 (logo)

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