Highlights of the first quarter of 2016

KION continues its prior-year growth path

  • Total value of order intake improves by around 4 per cent
  • Order book grows by approximately 7 per cent
  • Revenue for the quarter rises by roughly 5 per cent year on year
  • Adjusted EBIT goes up by nearly 6 per cent
  • Profitability improves compared with first quarter of 2015
  • KION shares outperform the benchmark indices with a substantial price gain

New milestones in the implementation of Strategy 2020

  • Most modern KION plant officially opened in the Czech Republic
  • KION Group and Egemin Automation complete acquisition of US systems integrator Retrotech
  • Group’s financing structure renewed with improved terms
  • Improved rating for the KION Group from Moody’s