The KION Group is a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centers. The Group is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation.
Linde Material Handling is one of the world's leading manufacturers of forklift trucks and warehouse equipment. In Europe, the company is the market leader with the Linde and Fenwick (France) brands. Since 2006, Linde has been part of the KION Group. The KION Group is the world's second largest manufacturer of industrial trucks and one of the leading suppliers of automation solutions for intralogistics.
Linde is represented in more than 100 countries worldwide with its own branches. The company's international network includes production and assembly plants in Germany, France, the Czech Republic, the USA and China as well as more than 700 sales and service locations.
For its customers, Linde develops high-performance solutions for intralogistics. The basis for this are electric and diesel forklift trucks, warehouse equipment, fleet management software, automation solutions, driver assistance systems, financing offers as well as services around the forklift truck and operator training.
Linde's vehicle offer is unique. It comprises 77 series with up to 382 model variants and around 10,000 equipment options. On the basis of this modular system, Linde manufactures the vehicles and fleets precisely tailored to their requirements for transport, storage, picking and stacking.
Baoli is the international brand for the value segment. Building on its base in China and other growth markets in Asia, Baoli has sales structures in Europe as well as in Central America and South America. Baoli is also represented in North America with a small but growing product portfolio.
The product portfolio of Baoli comprises forklift trucks with internal combustion engines and electric motors and load capacities of between one and ten tonnes. The company commenced operations in January 2009 (the truck business was launched in 2003 by a Chinese company) and employs some 500 people.
Baoli's headquarters and production facilities are located in Jingjiang in Jiangsu province (near Shanghai).