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2011

Crown Equipment Introduces Versatile High-Frequency, High-Efficiency Modular Battery Charging System

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (December 13, 2011) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s leading forklift manufacturers, today introduced its new V-Force High-Frequency Modular (V-HFM) battery charger that provides 15 percent more efficiency than traditional Ferro and SCR chargers while fully charging electric forklift batteries to 100 percent in eight hours or less. While other charging systems achieve 70 to 80 percent efficiency, the V-HFM charger achieves 93 percent efficiency over the entire charge cycle. read more »»

Crown Equipment Facilities Earn Recognition from National Safety Council

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (December 6, 2011) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s leading forklift manufacturers, today announced that eight of its facilities have received Lift Truck Operator Awards from the National Safety Council for outstanding safety practices. The award recognizes forklift operators for operator excellence in lift truck operations by operating lift truck fleets without recordable or lost time injuries. The seven manufacturing facilities and one distribution center are all located in Ohio and support Crown’s global business. read more »»

Fast Company Recognizes Crown Equipment for “Proving Forklifts can be as Well Designed as iPods”

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (November 17, 2011) – “Sleek. Ergonomic. Innovative. User friendly.” These are the words Fast Company magazine uses in a recent issue to describe products such as the Apple iPod, a Whirlpool washer, a Black and Decker drill and a Crown Equipment forklift. As part of a cover feature called, “The United States of Design: 30 Companies That Get It,” Fast Company recognized Crown by stating that the company is “proving forklifts can be as well designed as iPods.” read more »»

Crown Forklift User Survey Finds Sustainability, Efficiency Key Concerns as Fleets Expand

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (November 15, 2011) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s leading forklift manufacturers, released today results of its proprietary Forklift User Survey. The survey, which was conducted in late summer, represents feedback from approximately 600 forklift users involved in the purchase of lifts trucks in the material handling industry on issues ranging from fleet size to technology use.

The survey revealed that amid the challenging times of the past three years, a slight majority (51 percent) of respondents increased the size of their fleet while fewer than 10 percent reduced their fleet during this period. When looking to the future, 47 percent expect fleet size to grow during the next three years while 50 percent anticipate their fleet will stay the same size. Less than five percent expect their fleets to get smaller. read more »»

Crown Equipment Makes Big Addition to RM 6000 Series with a Narrower Chassis Reach Truck

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (November 7, 2011) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s leading forklift manufacturers, announced today that it has added a narrower chassis truck to its Crown RM 6000 Series of narrow aisle reach trucks with the MonoLift™ mast. The new model has a 42-inch wide chassis and can reach 400 inches while delivering up to 1,000 pounds more capacity at full height. The RM Series is designed with a patent-pending boxed-in cross section mast to reduce twisting and flexing associated with dual, upright, conventional masts.

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Dave Helmstetter
Crown Equipment Corporation
419-629-2220 Extension 2322
dave.helmstetter@crown.com

Aaron Brown
Fahlgren Mortine Public Relations
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