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KION Group

KION Group is a German multinational manufacturer of materials handling equipment, with its headquarters in Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany. The KION Group is among the world's leading suppliers of industrial trucks and supply chain solutions. Its portfolio encompasses industrial trucks, such as forklift trucks and warehouse trucks, as well as integrated automation technology and software solutions for the optimization of supply chains, including all related services. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group's solutions improve the flow of material and information within factories, warehouses, and distribution centers.

KION Group was founded in 2006 by the demerger of The Linde Group's materials handling equipment operations. Linde's forklift business was rebranded as KION Group and sold to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Goldman Sachs for €4bn in January 2007. It is the world's second-largest manufacturer of forklifts measured by revenues (after Toyota Industries).