Level of orders
The KION Group’s order intake jumped by 33.9 percent to €8,989.1 million in the first three quarters of the year (Q1–Q3 2020: €6,715.4 million). The rate of growth in the Industrial Trucks & Services segment remained high, primarily thanks to pent-up demand following the pandemic-related restrictions in the previous year. There were also positive effects from orders brought forward by customers in response to the significantly longer delivery times caused by ongoing disruptions to global supply chains. The segment’s order intake amounted to €5,731.1 million, which equates to a year-on-year rise of 40.1 percent (Q1–Q3 2020: €4,089.7 million). Order intake in the Supply Chain Solutions segment came to €3,267.4 million, a rise of 24.2 percent compared with the high figure for the prior-year period of €2,631.5 million.
Currency effects reduced the value of the KION Group’s order intake by a total of €117.8 million.
At €5,980.7 million, the Group’s order book had grown by 34.7 percent compared with the end of 2020 (December 31, 2020: €4,441.3 million).