Following their pandemic-related hiatus, trade fairs and other industry events began to take place physically again in the first half of 2022. The KION Group and its brand companies took full advantage of the opportunity to deepen relationships with customers and persuade them of the benefits of its various material flow solutions. The virtual formats and online events continued as well.

At the flagship LogiMAT trade fair in Stuttgart, the KION Group’s brand companies presented a broad range of new intralogistics solutions. Whereas STILL gave practical demonstrations of its ACH series of autonomous mobile robots (AMR), Linde focused on the next generation of electric forklift trucks and fleet management solutions. Baoli was represented by three new industrial truck models, including its new electric hand pallet truck with a lithium-ion battery drive. Dematic unveiled the #Bringiton campaign, through which it is addressing the five key challenges facing the intralogistics sector. Linde’s World of Material Handling event returned for the first time in June.

The KION Group’s brand companies won further accolades for their product quality and innovation in the first six months of 2022. Linde once again collected the ETM Award for ‘Best Brand’ in the industrial trucks category. And readers of trade magazine materialfluss voted the Linde X20 – X35 electric forklift trucks and the Linde logistic train controller (a cloud-based tugger train guidance system) as the best products of 2022 in their respective categories.