Company profile


We keep the world moving.

The KION Group is a global leader in industrial trucks, warehouse technology, related services and supply chain solutions. Across over 100 countries, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimise material handling processes and the flow of information within factories, warehouses and distribution centres. With around 30,000 employees1, the Company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation technology. With a global installed base of more than 1.2 million industrial trucks and over 6,000 systems, the KION Group’s customer base includes companies in all industries and of all sizes on six continents (> Figure 1).

Figure 1 KION Group at a glance: A global market leader of supply chain solutions, industrial trucks and services

KION Group auf einen Blick – Ein Weltmarktführer für Supply-chain-Lösungen, Flurförderzeuge, Services (Grafik)
Note: Based on total revenues 2016
Source: (a) Modern Materials Handling, 2017
1 incl. Dematic

We are moved by sustainability.

The KION Group aims to capture customer requirements as best as possible, and offer its customers safe, efficient and innovative logistics solutions. Sustainable business practices are the logical consequence of this aspiration. By aligning KION Group actions with environmental, social and economic aspects it also supports its customers in implementing their sustainability programmes, thereby meeting a key prerequisite for their own success.

This makes sustainability a task for every employee in the Company. Everyone is encouraged to contribute through innovations, ideas and consistent action to ensure the KION Group also meets its claim to be a leader in the field of sustainability. With a clear sustainability strategy, ambitious objectives and straightforward measures, the KION Group is on the right track. This report sets out its approach.