KION Warehouse Systems

Reutlingen, Germany

KION Warehouse Systems GmbH (KWS) specializes in warehouse trucks for use in very narrow aisles and in high-bay storage areas. The systems engineering trucks developed and manufactured in Reutlingen are recognized for their high standard of technology. Using its configuration software, KWS designs trucks on a modular basis that are tailored to customers' individual requirements and therefore cannot be classified as a specific type of truck. The manually operated trucks can also be partly or fully automated.

KION Warehouse Systems is an internal service provider for the Group, offering technical support for the commissioning of very narrow aisle (VNA) trucks. The VNA Academy trains technicians and service employees from the dealers and branches.


Management Board


Marc Lehnstaedt
Managing Director


History
1893 'Ernst Wagner Apparatebau' founded in Reutlingen
1911 Manufacturing focused on technology for commercial kitchens and material handling
1939 - 1945 Hand pallet trucks and forklift trucks produced during the Second World War
1950er Range of transportation equipment expanded, first electric trucks developed
1960 - 1985 Distribution organization extended; start of export business
1986 Wagner Fördertechnik GmbH & Co. KG founded (together with Linde AG)
1990er Premises extended in and around Reutlingen
1997 Renaming in STILL Wagner GmbH & Co. KG
2010 STILL Wagner designated as the KION Group's competence center for systems engineering under the name 'KION Warehouse Systems GmbH'