12.4 Overall risk

In 2010, the KION Group continued to analyse the risks arising from the waning financial and economic crisis in addition to its normal quarterly risk reporting. Particular attention was paid to the potential impact of financial instability in some economies. Risk prevention measures were initiated at an early stage where risks were identified. Despite the incipient market recovery in 2010, the industrial trucks sector as a whole remains well below its 2008 market level. The KION Group is maintaining its rigorous pursuit of the KIARA performance enhancement programme, which was initiated in 2009 as a basis to ensure the Company has sufficient means to counter further unforeseeable market developments. As things stand at present, there are no indications of any risks that could jeopardise the Company's continuation as a going concern.

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