The KION Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial trucks. Measured in terms of units sold, it maintained its leading position in western Europe in the year under review. It is also one of the top players in eastern Europe, Brazil and India, where one in four trucks sold now bears the name of a KION brand. In China, the KION Group is among the leading non-domestic manufacturers, whereas it is still considered a niche provider in the USA. The KION Group achieved a global market share of 14.2 per cent in 2014 and therefore remained the second-largest supplier worldwide.