NEW BREMEN, Ohio (December 11, 2012) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s leading material handling companies, earned a prestigious “Preferred Supplier of the Year” award from Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management. Each year, the energy management leader honors a select group of its suppliers that demonstrate outstanding performance in the following categories: quality of supplies, service level, productivity, competitiveness, innovation, sustainable development and responsiveness.
Schneider Electric announced its winners at a “Preferred Supplier” event where 330 high-performance suppliers gathered to collaborate on best practices and innovative approaches to current challenges.
René Orlandi, chief purchasing officer, Schneider Electric, said in a company news release, “This was an amazing opportunity for Schneider Electric to bring together so many high-performance suppliers and share best practices, individual developments, progress and future goals. Suppliers are the cornerstone of Schneider Electric’s business development strategy and we think that it is crucial to build a close dialogue with them – as our partners.”
About Crown Equipment Corporation
Crown Equipment is one of the world’s largest material handling companies. Crown’s award-winning line of forklifts maintains a reputation for advanced product design, engineering and technology, and integrated manufacturing processes. Offering a broad range of forklifts, as well as automation and fleet management technologies, Crown seeks to provide customers with forward thinking and innovative products designed to improve performance and lower operating costs. Headquartered in New Bremen, Ohio, with regional headquarters in Australia, China, Germany and Singapore, Crown operates a global service and distribution network. Additional information about Crown’s ideas for helping its customers advance the productivity of their operations and accomplish more can be found at crown.com.