Key Figures

Global Player and Market Leader in Europe

The KION Group is a global player. We have more than 23,000 employees around the world and a tightly linked distribution network. We are the market leaders in Europe, and are in a very good second place for Material Handling Solutions at international level.

For internal management purposes, the KION Group has divided its business into operating segments that correspond to the reportable segments, as required by international financial reporting standards (IFRS 8).

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The KION Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial trucks. Measured in terms of units sold, its position is the number one in Europe and the number two worldwide.

in € million 2015 2014 2013 2012 [2]
Order intake [3] 5,215.5 4,771,2 4,489.1 4,590,3
Revenue 5,097.9 4,677.9 4,494.6 4,559,8
EBITDA adjusted[1]
EBITDA[1] margin
850,0
16.7 %
780.4
16.7 %
721.5
16.1%
700.5
15.4%
EBIT adjusted[1]
EBIT[1] margin
482.9
9.5%
442.9
9.5%
416.5
9.3%
408.3
9.0%
Net income 221.1 178.2 138.4 161.4
Capital expenditures 142.6 133.1 125.8 155.1
Free cash flow 332.7 305.9 195.6 513.6
Total R&D spending
in % of total revenue
130.5
2.6%
119.7
2.6%
114.2
2.5%
120
2.5%
Net financial debt 573.5 810.7 979.3 1,790.1
Employees as at 31 December
(FTE, including apprentices & trainees)
23,506 22,669 22,273 21,215

[1] EBIT and EBITDA adjusted for KION acquisition items and one-off items
[2] Key figures for 2012 were adjusted due to the retrospective application of IAS 19R (2011); Order intake, Revenue, adjusted EBIT and adjusted EBITDA were aligned due to the sale of the Hydraulics Business
[3] Prior-year figures restated to reflect the change in the order intake calculation introduced in 2015.

The Linde Material Handling segment encompasses the Linde, Fenwick, Baoli and Voltas brands.

in € million 2015 2014 2013 2012
Revenue 3,429.8 3,077.2 2,881.1 2,965.4
Employees as at 31 December
(FTE, including apprentices)
14,486 13,945 13,776 13,148

Key figures for 2012 were adjusted due to the retrospective application of IAS 19R (2011); Revenue was aligned due to the sale of the Hydraulics Business

The STILL and OM STILL brands are grouped in the STILL segment.

in € million 2015 2014 2013 2012
Revenue 1,950,2 1,850.7 1,717.5 1,676.6
Employees as at 31 December
(FTE, including apprentices)
8,103 7,976 7,704 7,253

Key figures for 2012 were adjusted due to the retrospective application of IAS 19R (2011)

The purpose of the Financial Services (FS) segment is to act as an internal funding partner for LMH and STILL, providing finance solutions that promote sales. FS activities include the internal financing of the short-term rental business of the LMH and STILL operating segments, the financing of long-term leasing business for external customers of the KION Group and the related risk management.

in € million 2015 2014 2013 2012
Revenue 740.3 620.9 539.4 509.3
Employees as at 31 December
(FTE, including apprentices)
59 60 59 [1] 112

Key figures for 2012 were adjusted due to the retrospective application of IAS 19R (2011)
[1] Allocation according to the contractual realtionship