Company Profile of the KION Group

We keep the world moving.

The KION Group sells forklift trucks, warehouse technology and associated services from its seven brand companies around the world. It is the European market leader, number two in the world and a leading international supplier in China.

The Linde and STILL brands serve the premium segment worldwide, while Baoli focuses on the economy segment. Fenwick is the material-handling market leader in France, OM STILL is a market leader in Italy and Voltas is one of the two market leaders in India. Egemin Automation is a leading Belgian logistics automation specialist.

Building on these strong foundations, the KION Group and its approximately 23,500 employees generated revenue of €5.1 billion in 2015, never losing sight of what is most important: our customers, innovation and quality.

We stand for sustainable, profitable growth through focusing on a clearly defined business segment.


KION: The Name

… and what it means

The word "Kion" is taken from the language of the Massai. In the tongue of the East African warriors and nomads, "Kion(gozi)" means "Take the leadership".

KION in Chinese
In Chinese, KION means “Proud of the victory”.

This expresses a core principle of the KION Group: In many countries, as in all of Europe, KION is the number one - the KION Group sets its strategy according to the values of leadership, innovation and performance in order to further develop its technological and market leadership.

KION places value on the traditional strengths of material handling, with more than 100 years experience, to ensure that it continues to provide innovative logistics solutions for its customers in the future.


Our Company History

Strong brands with more than 100 years of experience.