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Kion Group shares can be traded online from certain trading platforms or purchased and added to your portfolio on the stock exchange. But before you start speculating on this stock, we recommend that you first acquire the necessary knowledge to carry out your analysis of its price. This is what we suggest you do right now with a summary of the economic and financial information you will need for this purpose, such as details of the company's activities, its main competitors on the market or its recent partnerships. We also offer you our help in implementing your fundamental analysis of this stock with the main points to watch out for.

Elements to consider before selling or buying Kion Group shares

Analysis N°1

First of all, given the sector in which the Kion Group operates, you will need to closely monitor the economic health of the industrial sector in the countries in which this company offers its products and services, which will determine the demand and therefore the orders taken.

Analysis N°2

The competition in this sector of activity should also be monitored with the greatest attention, particularly with regard to the evolution of the market shares of each of the major players as well as any important news.

Analysis N°3

Of course, we will also keep an eye on the company's investments in research and development, with new products coming to market and developments in progress.

Analysis N°4

Finally, it is of course important to monitor the results of this group with the quarterly and annual financial publications as well as the strategic growth plan communications.

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General presentation of Kion Group

Let's find out who Kion Group is and what its different activities are in order to have a better visibility on its sources of income and its major challenges for the years to come.

The Kion Group is a German company operating in the industrial equipment sector. More specifically, the company is currently the European market leader and number two worldwide in the manufacture and sale of material handling equipment.

To better understand the group's activities, they can be divided into several divisions according to the share of turnover they generate and in this way:

  • First of all, the major part of Kion Group's activities concerns the sale of handling equipment with more than 72.7% of the turnover. This includes electric and diesel forklift trucks, pallet trucks, stackers, electric and thermal front-end trucks, tractors and forwarders, warehouse trucks, order pickers and others under the Linde, STILL, Fenwick, OM Still, Baoli and Voltas brands. The group is also active in the sale of spare parts and after-sales services.
  • 27% of the group's turnover then comes from the development and sale of supply chain management solutions.
  • Finally, the remaining 0.3% of turnover comes from IT and logistics services.

It is also interesting to know the geographical distribution of Kion Group's activities as it generates 67.1% of its turnover in Europe, 19.1% in North America, 10.3% in Asia Pacific, 2.4% in Latin America and 1.1% in Africa and Middle East.

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The major competitors of Kion Group

Let's take a look at the Kion Group's business sector with a presentation of three of its main competitors in the market and their activities:

Toyota 

This Japanese group is currently a world-famous car manufacturer but also a manufacturer of forklifts and other handling equipment.

Jungheinrich

The German group Jungheinrich, based in Hamburg, is one of the leaders in the handling equipment sector worldwide and also offers storage and goods flow management equipment. It is number two in Europe after Kion.

Nacco Industries

Finally, the US company Nacco Industries also specializes in this sector as well as in the mining industries and in small appliances and specialty retail.


The major partners of Kion Group

Of course, Kion Group also has some allies and regularly enters into strategic partnerships with other companies. Here are two examples of such recent partnerships:

Dematic

First of all, in 2016, it was not a partnership as such but the acquisition of a company that Kion made. This was the American company Dematic, which it acquired for €2 billion. This company, which employs 6,000 people in 22 countries and has a turnover of 1.8 billion dollars, enables Kion Group to become a leader in its sector worldwide and to strengthen its position in the United States.

Weichai Power

A little later, Kion Group joined forces with Weicha Power, a Chinese vehicle and component manufacturer. The two companies signed a long-term partnership agreement whereby Weichai Power acquired a 25% stake in Kion and a 70% majority stake in Kion's hydraulic business. Weichai Power is a Chinese company operating in three main segments

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Frequently Asked Questions

How was Kion Group created?

The Kion Group as we know it today was founded in 2006. Kion was formerly part of the Linde Group, which in 2006 decided to sell its Material Handling division, including Fenwick-Linde forklift trucks and warehouse technology, under the name Kion in order to finance the takeover of BOC. This transaction brought in 4 billion euros and Kion was bought by a financial consortium consisting of KKR and Golman Sachs.

Where can I find more information about Kion Group?

If you want to improve your analysis of the Kion Group share, you can find more information about the company and its financial results on its official website. In the investors' section, you will find the group's balance sheets as well as all the important news and official announcements of the company.

Can I invest in Kion Group shares online?

If you do not have the opportunity to buy Kion Group shares through your stock portfolio, you can trade this German stock directly online with CFD contracts. The advantage of these contracts is that you can trade on the rise and fall of this stock.

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