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 the first half of the year, the KION brands STILL, LMH and Egemin took part in the LogiMAT trade fair in Stuttgart. STILL and Egemin also featured at CeMAT in Hannover, where STILL registered more than 30,000 visitors to the stand.

The new version of LMH’s customer event, World of Material Handling, which is held at its own premises, attracted 7,000 customers, dealers and business partners, setting a new visitor record. STILL also presented its new products at the customer day that it held at the start of the new year at its new branch in Nuremberg / Fürth.

In April, Landshut University of Applied Sciences opened its Puls technology centre for production and logistics systems in Dingolfing. The technology centre serves as an interface between lean management theory and practice. It also offers training courses for companies. STILL played a big part in bringing this project to fruition and is providing support in the form of two STILL tugger trains. The centre has been built to resemble a fully-fledged medium-sized business. It investigates the latest research on intelligent material handling and lean management in production operations.