Tan Xuguang Presses the Accelerator Button Again by Seeing KION Forklift (China) Project and Dematic Project Landed in Jinan, China


  On the afternoon of December 16, 2021, the first phase of the KION forklift (China) project and the start of the Dematic project were held in Jinan, Shandong. Sun Licheng, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Shandong Provincial Committee and Secretary of the Jinan Municipal Party Committee, attended the event and jointly launched the first new energy forklift off the assembly line with Tan Xuguang and announced the start of the Dematic project.

  KION Group, a subsidiary of Weichai Power under Shandong Heavy Industry Group, is the world's leading provider of industrial vehicles and supply chain solutions. Dematic, a wholly-owned subsidiary of KION, is the world's leading provider of automated warehousing and logistics solutions. In the past ten years, Weichai Power has been adhering to the development concept of win-win cooperation and promoted KION to maintain high-speed growth, creating a model of win-win cooperation between Chinese and German enterprises.

  The new energy forklift plant put into production is its largest one in China regarding production capacity for KION, and the new Dematic plant will also be its largest production base in Asia. The two major projects that KION calls "the second hometown in China" will provide integrated high-end solutions for the high-quality and rapid development of China's logistics industry.

  Tan Xuguang said that this is a multi-win project that will help KION and Dematic expand their Asia-Pacific market, especially the Chinese market, help Weichai Power build a world-leading smart logistics gold industrial chain, and help Shandong Heavy Industry Group lead the way in Shandong's high-quality development.