Level of orders

The KION Group’s order intake amounted to €2,626.3 million, which was 26.2 percent higher than the figure in the prior-year period (Q1 2020: €2,080.8 million). This encouraging growth was attributable to both operating segments. The Industrial Trucks & Services segment recorded a sharp rise in order intake of 28.7 percent to €1,800.4 million because order intake in the prior-year period had been particularly hard hit by the spread of coronavirus (Q1 2020: €1,398.7 million). Order intake in the Supply Chain Solutions segment came to €829.8 million, a year-on-year rise of 20.9 percent (Q1 2020: €686.3 million).

Currency effects reduced the value of the KION Group’s order intake by a total of €58.4 million.

At €4,786.6 million, the Group’s order book was up by €345.3 million compared with the end of 2020 (December 31, 2020: €4,441.3 million), supported by the increase in orders on hand in the Industrial Trucks & Services segment.