The KION Group is the world’s second-largest supplier of forklift trucks, warehouse trucks and associated services and solutions for logistics, warehouse management and automation. It employs around 23,500 people, operates in over 100 countries and fulfils the needs of customers through some 1,400 sales and service outlets. With four international brands – Linde, STILL, Baoli and Egemin Automation – and three national brands, the KION Group is represented in all of the major sales markets and price segments.
The KION Group’s strategic management holding company, KION GROUP AG, is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and is part of the MDAX and the STOXX Europe 600.
The strategic anchor shareholder of KION GROUP AG is Weichai Power (Luxembourg) Holding S.à r.l., Luxembourg, a subsidiary of Weichai Power Co. Ltd., which held 38.3 per cent of the shares at the end of 2015 as far as the Company is aware. The free float accounted for 61.5 per cent of the shares, while the remaining 0.2 per cent were treasury shares.