Crown in Europe – Ideas that advance
Crown Equipment Corporation, headquartered in New Bremen, Ohio, USA has been a family-run business since its inception in 1945. Today, Crown is one of the world’s largest companies specialising in state-of-the-art material handling solutions. Around the world, Crown has 19 manufacturing facilities at 11 locations in the USA, Germany, Mexico and China. A tight network of more than 500 retail outlets in over 80 countries ensures the best possible local customer support.
Crown’s European headquarters in Munich, Germany, is the administrative hub coordinating the activities of all Crown subsidiaries and the company’s many dealerships in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India (EMEA). For more than 30 years, Crown has been building forklift trucks in the Bavarian town of Roding near Munich for the European and global markets. The Demonstrated Performance™ Service Training programme delivered by the company’s new, dedicated EMEA training centre in Neufahrn near Munich continuously trains and upskills Crown service engineers.
Multifaceted range of products acknowledged by multiple awards
Crown’s product portfolio includes a versatile range of tough, long-lasting lift trucks suitable for almost any application and any industry – from the unique, multifunctional Wave® Work Assist Vehicle to hand pallet trucks and reach trucks through to narrow-aisle turret trucks and counterbalance trucks. They all share one thing in common – a commitment to top quality, safety and productivity, combined with exceptional ergonomics and ease of operation. Crown regularly wins prestigious national and international awards and prizes for its products and material handling solutions. Since 1965, the forklift truck manufacturer has collected more than 100 industrial design awards.
Stand-out products recently launched in the marketplace include the innovative C-5 Series of gas-powered lift trucks; the agile, electric three-wheel and four-wheel models in the highly versatile SC 6000 Series; the RT 4000 rider pallet trucks, and the MPC 3000 multi-purpose lift trucks, together with the latest generation of the ever-popular Wave multi-purpose vehicle and the compact WP 3010 electric pallet truck.
Crown’s Insite® productivity suite is an integrated data management solution that gives fleet managers detailed, full-spectrum updates on their entire lift-truck fleet based on real-time data. The suite combines the popular InfoLink® fleet management system – winner of the 2013 IFOY award in the “Forklift Truck Solutions” category – with the FleetSTATS® fleet cost management system in a single, integrated solution.
Production – made in Bavaria
Crown’s entire European lift-truck manufacturing operation for the EMEA region and other world markets is now concentrated at the company’s production facility in Roding, near Munich. Roding now produces everything from pallet trucks to low-level order pickers through to reach trucks with lift heights of up to 13 metres.
Crown’s vertically-integrated manufacturing is unique in the industry, allowing the company to keep tight control of product quality and sustainability, and respond flexibly to the most complex and detailed customer requirements. Up to 85 per cent of the components used in Crown products are developed and manufactured in-house by Crown. The modular design of Crown lift trucks means that spare parts are readily available, because identical components are used across multiple series and models. In Europe, spare parts are distributed centrally by the European Parts Centre in Pliening near Munich, which ships the parts by overnight delivery directly to engineers’ vans or customer premises throughout Crown’s core European markets.
CROWN Gabelstapler GmbH & Co. KG offers you products from these product groups:
- Peripheral packaging machinery and equipment (221)
- Intra- and packaging logistics (323)
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