Press Releases

KION North America Cancels Participation in MODEX 2020

Mar 3, 2020

Health and safety have priority: Given the increasing spread of the coronavirus worldwide and now also in various states throughout the United States, including Georgia, KION North America has decided not to send employees to participate in the MODEX 2020 tradeshow.

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KION North America Participates in Apprenticeship Carolina Two-Day Training Event

Nov 22, 2019

In conjunction with Apprenticeship Carolina and New America, KION North America participated in Trident Technical College’s two-day training event on November 18 and 19, 2019, designed to assist state and local communities in developing youth apprenticeship programs.

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KION North America Corporation Awarded ISO Certifications 14001, 45001 and 9001

Nov 6, 2019

KION North America Corporation’s processes are now certified to the following International Standards; ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental Management System and ISO 45001: 2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.

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KION North America Corporation Appoints Bohnert Equipment Company as Dealer in Lexington Market

Nov 4, 2019

KION North America Corporation has granted Bohnert Equipment Company, recently acquired by Wolter Group LLC, additional territory coverage in Lexington, Kentucky and surrounding counties.

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KION North America Corporation Appoints Kensar Equipment Company to cover Western Ohio and Northern Kentucky

Nov 1, 2019

KION North America Corporation announces the appointment of Kensar Equipment Company, a member of Wolter Group LLC, to its dealer network effective immediately for Western Ohio and Northern Kentucky.

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KION North America adds Van Wall Lift to Dealer Networks

Oct 21, 2019

KION North America Corporation announces the appointment of Van Wall Lift to its dealer network effective immediately.

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KION North America Participates in Manufacturing Day

Oct 10, 2019

Since 2012, Manufacturing Day has taken place nationwide and aims to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.

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KION North America Participates in Youth Apprenticeship Signing Day

Aug 12, 2019

This is KION North America’s third year hosting youth apprentices. KION North America representatives believe that this program is one measure towards closing the gap that exists between the jobs of the future and the available workforce in our area.

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KION North America Receives Its Largest Industrial Truck Order in Company History

Aug 7, 2019

KION North America’s partnership with fellow KION Group brand Dematic and the Group’s advanced lithium-ion technology, has positioned KION North America to receive its largest order in company history from Wisconsin-based Menard Inc. (Menards).

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KION North America adds Quality Lift Trucks to Dealer Network

Jul 18, 2019

KION North America Corporation announces the appointment of Quality Lift Trucks to its dealer network effective immediately.

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KION North America Donates Equipment to Lowcountry Food Bank

May 28, 2019

KION North America Corporation donates second Linde MT12 pallet truck to the Lowcountry Food Bank this year.

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KION North America Releases Complete Linde Warehouse Product Line and Introduces Hybrid Mobile Automation to North America at ProMat 2019

Apr 8, 2019

KION North America announces its entrance into the North American warehouse market with an unprecedented launch of a full line that includes new Linde warehouse equipment, tested and proven automation of a Linde Very Narrow Aisle Vehicle, powered by Dematic, and the first fully-integrated fleet asset management software.

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KION North America Corporation Honors Top Dealers

Mar 8, 2019

KION North America Corporation awarded top dealers based on 2018 performance at its 2019 Dealer Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina this week. The 2019 Dealer Meeting gave dealers the opportunity to be the first in the industry to see the new full line of warehouse equipment that Linde Material Handling will release in North America.

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KION North America Adds New Models to Baoli Product Line

Nov 14, 2018

KION North America released the Baoli Series 6012. With the introduction of this series, KION North America offers Baoli forklifts with load capacities ranging from 3,500 lbs., all the way up to 10,000 lbs. to provide you with a range of models to get the job done.

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KION North America Forms Dealer Advisory Council

Sep 28, 2018

KION North America is excited to announce the formation of the KION North America Dealer Advisory Council. With high expectations for growth of the Linde and Baoli brand of trucks, a strong partnership between KION North America and our dealer network is essential.

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KION North America adds Bissett Specialty Equipment to Dealer Network

Sep 19, 2018

KION North America Corporation announces the appointment of Bissett Specialty Equipment to its dealer network effective immediately.

The material handling and farm equipment dealer is now authorized to sell and service KION North America’s full product line throughout New Mexico and in El Paso, Texas.

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KION North America Participates in Youth Apprenticeship Signing Day

Aug 9, 2018

In July, representatives from KION North America participated in Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeship Signing Day. Students gathered at Trident Technical College to sign their employment letters to become apprentices with Charleston-area employers.

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All World Lift Truck joins KION North America dealer network

Jun 21, 2018

KION North America Corporation announces the appointment of All World Lift Truck to its dealer network effective immediately.

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KION North America wins global safety championship

Jun 5, 2018

KION North America was recently awarded the KION Group Safety Championship for 2017. Gordon Riske, CEO of KION Group, presented the award to KION North America employees during an open house event on May 24.

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KION North America implements 1.0-megawatt solar energy system

May 24, 2018

KION North America celebrated the completion of their new 1.0-megawatt solar energy system at an open house event on May 24. The system will harness the power of the sun to power it's Summerville manufacturing facility while also generating revenue for the company.

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KION North America launches KION NA Cares Initiative

May 8, 2018

This year, KION North America has implemented a new corporate social responsibility initiative called KION NA Cares. The goal and purpose of this initiative are to demonstrate a high-level of commitment to improving the community and sustaining the environment.

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KION North America adds Carson Industries to Dealer Network

May 1, 2018

KION North America Corporation announces the appointment of Carson Industries to its dealer network effective immediately.

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KION North America Adds New Models to Electric Warehouse Line

Apr 19, 2018

KION North America released three new Linde electric pallet trucks at MODEX 2018 in Atlanta—the leading tradeshow for supply chain, manufacturing and distribution industries.

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KION North America Announces Annual Awards Winners

Apr 16, 2018

KION North America Corporation awarded their top dealers based on 2017 performance at an exclusive, private event held at Topgolf Atlanta on Apr. 10.

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KION North America Supports American Red Cross Disaster Relief Efforts

Nov 9, 2017

In September, KION North America Corporation employees donated $2,500 to the American Red Cross in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

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KION North America Hosts Dealer Meeting, Introduces Three New Products

Nov 1, 2017

KION North America Corporation hosted a meeting for its dealer network on Oct. 25-27 in Charleston, S.C. There were more than 150 attendees representing 63 dealerships from throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico equaling 85 percent of the company’s dealer network.

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KION North America Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

Oct 19, 2017

This month, KION North America Corporation made a donation to Susan G. Komen South Carolina in support of their mission to "save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer."

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KION North America Makes Changes to Dealer Network

Oct 3, 2017

In recent months, KION North America Corporation has made several changes to its nationwide sales and service dealer network for material handling equipment.

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KION North America Participates in Youth Apprentice Signing Day

Sep 25, 2017

In August, KION North America participated in Charleston Regional Youth Apprentice Signing Day. With their families present, a total of 59 students gathered at Trident Technical College to sign their employment letters to become apprentices with Charleston-area employers.

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KION North America Unveils First Forklift at Volvo's First American Production Facility

Aug 24, 2017

Today, Volvo Car US Operations, Inc. hosted an unveiling event for their first forklift delivery from KION North America.

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KION North America participates in Dorchester Children's Center's annual Back-to-School Supply Drive

Aug 16, 2017

In August, representatives from KION North America Corporation delivered more than 70 backpacks, 50 composition notebooks and a large assortment of other school supplies to Dorchester Children’s Center.

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KION North America adds Bravo Montacargas to Dealer Network

Aug 1, 2017

KION North America Corporation announces the appointment of Bravo Montacargas to its dealer network effective immediately.

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KION North America Celebrates Start of Production on New Forklifts

Jun 27, 2017

On Monday, KION North America employees celebrated the start of production for two of its newest forklifts. Assembled at the company’s South Carolina facility, the Linde Series 1347 and Linde Series 1319 were initially announced at ProMat in April—the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in North America held biannually in Chicago.

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KION North America Corporation and Illinois Material Handling host product showcase and test drive experience

Apr 20, 2017

KION North America and Illinois Material Handling joined together to offer a unique driving experience held at Illinois Material Handling’s Bolingbrook location on Apr. 6. The event marked the conclusion of KION NA’s product launch at ProMat—the largest material handling tradeshow in North America held bi-annually at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

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KION North America Corporation honors top dealers

Apr 18, 2017

KION North America Corporation awarded their top dealers based on 2016 performance at an exclusive, private event held at Harry Caray’s in Chicago on Apr. 5.

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KION North America Releases Five New Forklifts at ProMat 2017

Apr 3, 2017

KION North America has announced the release of five new Linde and Baoli forklifts during a press conference at the ProMat show in Chicago—the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in North America.

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KION North America Receives Annual Safety Award from South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance

Mar 29, 2017

KION North America was recognized by the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) for outstanding workplace safety accomplishments during 2016.

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KION North America Restructures Regional and Key Account Sales Teams

Jan 19, 2017

South Carolina-based material handling equipment manufacturer KION North America has restructured its regional sales and key account sales teams.

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KION North America Announces Agreement with Volvo Car US Operations Inc.

Jan 12, 2017

KION North America, member of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of industrial trucks, today announced an agreement with Volvo Car US Operations Inc. The company will now provide material handling equipment for the automotive manufacturer’s first American factory located in Berkeley County, South Carolina.

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KION North America Hosts Food Drive for Lowcountry Food Bank

Nov 21, 2016

From Oct. 1 through Nov. 11, KION North America hosted a fall food drive to benefit Lowcountry Food Bank. The company donated more than 1,200 pounds of non-perishable food items in time for the upcoming holiday season.

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KION North America Adds Spokane Forklift to Dealer Network

Nov 17, 2016

KION North America is pleased to announce the appointment of Spokane Forklift & Construction, Inc. to its dealer network. Based in Spokane, they will offer sales and service to parts of Washington, Idaho and Montana.

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KION North America Makes Changes to Dealer Network

Sep 1, 2016

In recent months, KION North America Corporation has made several changes to its nationwide sales and service dealer network for material handling equipment.

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KION North America Adds Illinois Material Handling to Dealer Network

Aug 22, 2016

KION North America is pleased to announce the appointment of Illinois Material Handling, a member of Wolter Group LLC. With locations in Bolingbrook and Rockford, Illinois Material Handling is now the authorized Linde dealer for Northern Illinois.

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KION North America and Equipment Depot Redefine Partnership

Jul 27, 2016

As part of each company’s long-term growth strategy, KION North America and Equipment Depot have mutually agreed to redefine their manufacturer/distributor partnership.

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Homestead Materials Handling opens new Ashland branch

May 9, 2016

A member of KION North America Corporation’s dealer network, Homestead Materials Handling hosted an open house on Apr. 27 to mark the opening of its newest Virginia branch location in Ashland.

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KION North America Corporation honors top dealers

Apr 12, 2016

KION North America Corporation awarded their top 2015 dealers at an exclusive, private event held at Turner Field’s 755 Club in Atlanta on Apr. 6.

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KION North America releases two new Linde forklift series

Apr 4, 2016

KION North America Corporation has announced the release of two new Linde forklift series, the Series 1169 Electric Walkie Stacker and the Series 1276 80-volt electric truck.

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KION North America releases three new Baoli brand products

Apr 4, 2016

KION North America Corporation has announced the release of three new Baoli brand products, the EP15 "Citymover" and EP20 pallet lift trucks, and the KBET18 three-wheel electric counterbalanced forklift.

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KION North America adds Reliable Forklift Sales to dealer network

Feb 19, 2016

KION North America Corporation announces the appointment of Reliable Forklift Sales to its dealer network effective Feb. 18.

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KION North America Makes Changes to Dealer Network

Jan 11, 2016

In recent months, KION North America Corporation has made several changes to its nationwide sales and service dealer network for material handling equipment.

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KION North America Corporation host dealer meeting, launches new brand

Nov 2, 2015

KION North America Corporation hosted a meeting for its dealer network from Oct. 28-30 in Charleston, SC.

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KION North America Corporation adds OnSite Services to dealer network

Sep 2, 2015

KION North America Corporation announces the appointment of OnSite Services to its dealer network effective immediately.

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KION North America Corporation adds CE-DFW Warehouse Solutions to dealer network

Aug 18, 2015

KION North America Corporation announces the appointment of CE-DFW Warehouse Solutions to its dealer network effective immediately.

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KION North America Corporation helps break Guinness World Record

Jun 17, 2015

In celebration of National Tea Day on June 10, KION North America Corporation helped the Town of Summerville set the Guinness World Record for the largest ice tea.

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KION North America Corporation wins safety championship

May 26, 2015

KION North America Corporation won first place in the KION Group’s 2014 cross-brand, interregional safety competition.

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KION North America Corporation honors top dealers

Apr 2, 2015

KION North America Corporation awarded their top 2014 dealers at an exclusive, private event held at Buddy Guy’s Legends Blues Club in Chicago that coincided with the ProMat show in March.

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KION North America Corporation appoints new vice president, dealer sales

Apr 1, 2015

KION North America Corporation is pleased to announce Mike Gore as their new Vice President, Dealer Sales, effective April 1.

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Tri-Lift NC, Inc. appointed as new authorized Linde dealer

Feb 2, 2015

KION North America Corporation announces the appointment of additional territory to existing full-line Linde authorized dealer, Tri-Lift NC, Inc.

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KION North America Corporation under new leadership

Jan 16, 2015

The KION Group is under new management in the key growth market of North America.

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KION North America Corporation introduces STILL Liftrunner tugger train system

Dec 1, 2014

KION North America Corporation introduces STILL Liftrunner tugger train system.

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Linde Material Handling North America Corporation to become KION North America Corporation

Nov 14, 2014

Linde Material Handling North America Corporation announced today that it will change its corporate name to KION North America Corporation, effective on or about Jan. 1, 2015.

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