KION Invest

Who we are

KION Invest is the link between the KION Group and the global start-up ecosystem. Our mission is to drive innovation in the material handling market. We transform supply chains and intralogistics by combining our strengths and assets with the passion and creativity of start-ups. As a long-term partner of entrepreneurs and innovators, we focus on value-adding partnerships and strategic equity investments.

What we do

The KION Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of material handling solutions and one of Europe's biggest engineering companies. From this uniquely strong position we can offer assets, expertise and a strong network. Exactly what start-ups need in order to grow.

We keep the world moving

Look how the KION Group shapes the future of intralogistics.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for outstanding start-ups that want to work with us and become a key driver of innovation in the material handling market and beyond. The product or service offered by the start-up should be relevant to the challenges faced by the material handling sector. In order to take the next step as quickly as possible and scale up, our potential partners should already have a marketable product or functioning service or one that is close to market readiness. We are especially interested in the following technologies: industrial IoT, artificial intelligence, automation and robotics, VR/AR applications, and blockchain.


Do you have an idea that could change the future of intralogistics? If so, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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Executive and Supervisory Board of KION GROUP AG.

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