The KION brand companies regularly exhibit at the leading trade fairs for their sector so that they can strengthen their relationships with customers and partners. Contact with customers at trade fairs also makes it possible to gauge interest in the product innovations on show among new and existing customers. In May, LMH teamed up with 18 partners and suppliers to demonstrate intralogistics in an interactive exhibition entitled World of Material Handling, which was held over a number of weeks in the grounds of Mainz’s exhibition centre. Some 6,000 customers, prospects, journalists and employees from more than 40 countries took up the invitation to attend talks, exhibitions and product demonstrations. Linde Material Handling exhibited its ‘connect:’ connectivity solution at the Geneva International Motor Show in 2014.

STILL showcased its trucks and system solutions at LogiMAT as well as at the CeMAT trade fairs in Hannover and Russia. Visitors were also able to see the cubeXX concept truck in action for the first time, following its unveiling in the previous year. In September, existing and prospective customers were invited to an international efficiency day at the STILL Arena in Hamburg, where they attended presentations and workshops.