Date: June 14, 2022

CONTACT: Kim Sawyer
Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications
Phone: 843.875.8000

KION North America Recognizes Top Dealers

SUMMERVILLE, SC – The Dealer of Excellence Award for 2021 performance goes to eight top-performing KION North America dealers, representing the Linde Material Handling and Baoli brands. Dealers of Excellence not only meet or exceed goals in the areas of market share, equipment sales, parts sales, and leasing, but these dealers consistently exhibit their dedication, commitment, partnership, and industry expertise that keeps the KION Group brands a leader in the material handling industry.

“Being recognized as a KION North America “Dealer of Excellence” is our highest honor, reserved for those focused on providing an outstanding customer experience. We appreciate and respect the hard work and dedication each of these organizations brought forward. We’re proud to acknowledge their accomplishments and extraordinary commitment to excellence,” said Rick Schiel, Director of Distribution Management.

Congratulations to the 2021 Dealers of Excellence for KION North America:


Forklifts of Toledo

IPW Lifttechs

Matthai Material Handling

RI-GO Lift

Total Warehouse Anaheim Inc.

Tri-Lift, Inc.

Vitan Equipment

Additionally, two dealers received the honor of Dealer of Merit for 2021. Congratulations to both Total Warehouse Nevada Inc. and Lift Parts Service for their dedication to the organization and accomplishments as Dealers of Merit. 

These inaugural Dealers of Excellence were honored in front of their peers and the leadership of KION North America.


KION North America Corporation 

Headquartered in Summerville, S.C., KION North America Corporation is a member of the KION Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial trucks. Their brand companies, Linde Material Handling and Baoli, serve the specific industrial truck requirements of the US, Canadian and Mexican markets with a broad and complementary product portfolio. KION North America produces material handling equipment known for its innovative technologies, reduced energy consumption, and low operating costs. KION North America also works closely with its sister company, Dematic, a global leader in automated material handling that provides a broad range of intelligent supply chain and automation solutions. 


This release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Future results could differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements due to certain factors, e.g., changes in business, economic and competitive conditions, regulatory reforms, results of technical studies, foreign exchange rate fluctuations, and the availability of financing. We do not undertake any responsibility to update the forward-looking statements in this release.

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