Market position

The KION Group is a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, it designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimise the flow of material and information within factories, warehouses and distribution centres.

In 2016, the Industrial Trucks & Services segment achieved a 15.0 per cent share of the global market based on unit sales (2015: 15.0 per cent) and is thus the second-largest manufacturer of industrial trucks. At the same time, the KION Group is the world’s leading producer of electric forklift trucks. It remained the market leader across all product categories in Europe. The KION Group also became the top manufacturer in India. In China, it is still the leading foreign manufacturer and number three overall. And in Brazil, the KION Group is the number one for electric forklift trucks and warehouse trucks.

Based on the Modern Materials Handling’s ranking the Supply Chain Solutions segment with Dematic, Egemin and Retrotech together rank as one of the three largest suppliers. Dematic is a leading provider of automated technology for supply chains, while Egemin Automation has a particularly high profile in the fields of automated warehouse systems and automated guided vehicle systems.