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.