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 how interested new and existing customers are in the product innovations on show. In the first half of 2017, KION brand companies exhibited at trade fairs such as LogiMAT in Stuttgart, CeMAT in Hannover, transport logistic in Munich and ProMat in Chicago.

STILL was yet again among the winners of the International Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award, which recognises the world’s best industrial trucks and systems solutions. The STILL iGo neo CX 20 autonomous horizontal order picker came out top in the Warehouse Truck category. STILL’s LiftRunner, a tugger train with telescopic fork pairs for automatic loading and unloading, also won an award.

After receiving the Image Award from the VerkehrsRundschau trade magazine at the beginning of the year, Linde Material Handling won an ETM Award in the category Best Forklift Truck Brand. The manufacturer of industrial trucks and solutions provider secured Best Brand at the awards, which are presented jointly by EuroTransportMedia and vehicle inspection company Dekra.

In the second quarter of 2017, Dematic began with preparations for this year’s Dematic Customer Service User’s Conference in July. Topics will include trends in order processing, software and system upgrades and performance management using KPIs.