Market position

Last year, in terms of unit sales, the KION Group increased its global market share from 14.2 per cent to 15.0 per cent, thereby consolidating its position as the world’s second-largest manufacturer of industrial trucks. Moreover, the Group is the world’s leading producer of electric forklift trucks. It also maintained its leading position in western Europe across all product categories. In eastern Europe, too, the KION Group is the top manufacturer, while in Brazil it is no. 1 for electric forklift trucks and warehouse technology systems. The KION Group is also one of the leading players in India, where more than one in four trucks sold now bears the name of a KION brand. In China, it is the leading foreign manufacturer and number three overall. In the USA, the KION Group is looking to move from being a niche provider to a major market player as part of its Strategy 2020.