Welcome to Linde
Linde – For your Performance
Linde Material Handling develops high-performance material flow solutions tailored to individual customer needs, with which users achieve sustainable competitive advantages. The company is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of forklift trucks and warehouse equipment and has been setting standards for solutions for industrial trucks, fleet management, driver assistance systems and service offerings for more than 50 years.
We for you – worldwide
- Around 13,000 people worldwide are working for the Linde brand.
- With production and development resources in all relevant regions, Linde is adressing the specific requirements of local markets.
- Linde employees are taking care of customers’ needs at more than 700 sales and services facilities in over 100 countries.
- A network of more than 8,500 service technicians ensures maximum availability of Linde trucks and solutions.
- Based on its worldwide logistics network Linde guarantees spare part delivery within 24 hours.
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 around 80 series with up to 20 model variants and around 9,000 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.
Creating values together
As in other industries, digital networking, automation and the demand for more and more individual products are also driving technological change in intralogistics. However, this change has different effects in every company. Linde Material Handling helps its customers align their material management with these new challenges.
In doing so, they can rely on the great strength of Linde: there is no product off the shelf at Linde. Technological innovations are only implemented if they achieve sustainable customer benefit. Customers receive well thought-out solutions that meet the individual requirements of their application to 100 percent.
Productivity, safety and ergonomics are the key guiding principles.
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 safety of people, trucks, and goods is the central idea of Linde Material Handling’s Zero Accident Philosophy. With integrated solutions, Linde is working toward a future of safer intralogistics.
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.
Andreas Krinninger has been a member of the Management Board since 2014. Since 2016 he has been responsible for the strategic development of the company in his double function as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
Sabine Neuß has been a member of the Executive Board since 2013. As Chief Operating Officer she is responsible for the entire production.
The roots of Linde Material Handling date back to the beginning of the 20th century. Together with Hugo Güldner and Georg von Krauss, Carl von Linde founds the Güldner-Motoren-Gesellschaft in Munich in 1904. Three years later the company moves to Aschaffenburg. In 1929, the Gesellschaft für Linde’s Eismaschinen AG, founded by Carl von Linde in 1879, took over the Güldner-Motoren-Gesellschaft. In 1955 the development of the first vehicle with a hydrostatic drive and the first truck with this drive concept in 1960 laid the foundation for Linde’s rise to one of the world’s largest manufacturers of forklift trucks and warehouse equipment. Find out more about the company’s milestones in the chronicle.