The KION brand companies have again exhibited at the sector’s leading trade fairs in various regions this year in order to intensify their collaboration with customers and partners from a wide variety of industries.

In the Industrial Trucks & Services segment, the Linde, STILL and Baoli brand companies presented their most important innovations in the fields of automation, energy and safety at the 2019 LogiMAT trade fair in Stuttgart. KION North America also exhibited at ProMAT in Chicago, where it was represented by the brand companies Linde and Baoli.

Dematic was also in attendance at both of these trade fairs to present on-demand solutions in the Supply Chain Solutions segment and host seminars on data management in intralogistics, automation solutions and hybrid driverless systems. The Dematic customer day was also launched as a new format targeted specifically at small and medium-sized enterprises and focusing mainly on compact and versatile automation solutions as well as aftersales services.

The level of appreciation from customers and the highly innovative nature of the KION products were again recognised by major awards during the reporting period. STILL won yet another IFOY Award – this time for the automated LiftRunner with LTX 50 in the AGV & Intralogistics Robot category and for its online portal for intelligent fleet management, STILL neXXt fleet. Dematic was named World Trader of the Year by the West Michigan World Trade Association and received the 2019 German Brand Award in the year that it celebrates its 200th anniversary.