Material Handling (Rough Draft)

All About Material Handling

As one of the world's leading manufacturers of forklift trucks and warehouse equipment, Linde Material Handling is a name you can rely on. 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 a global premium brand and a technology leader that has many years’ experience of hydrostatic drive technology and meets customers’ highest requirements regarding technology, efficiency, functionality, and design. Their product portfolio ranges from warehouse trucks to heavy trucks and caters to all major application areas.

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.


Until now, many companies calculate the cost-effectiveness of their fleets by reckoning the costs per operating hour of the trucks. The actual mileage and transport capacity often remain overlooked. However, a more sophisticated differentiated analysis of the costs leads to different results. For example, personnel costs: As a rule, these account for up to 90 percent of your total costs. So, given that Linde forklifts can achieve up to 30 percent higher handling capacity than competing models, costs for personnel, energy, and servicing are reduced accordingly. Operators can even also save money on investing in other trucks if they can achieve the same handling capacity with a smaller fleet.


Efficient forklift trucks are the backbone of efficient intra-company logistics. Together with intelligent software and comprehensive service packages, operators achieve lasting competitive advantages. 


The demands placed upon modern industrial trucks and their operators are continually increasing. The trucks have to transport ever-heavier loads, clear ever higher heights, and work faster, more flexibly, and more efficiently. As the demands increase, so does the risk of an accident. Forklifts and warehouse handling equipment from Linde, therefore, have numerous features as standard that increase both active and passive safety.


The best solutions arise when humans and technology work together in perfect harmony. The principle of ergonomic design therefore strongly informs Linde Material Handling’s development of trucks and services.