NEW BREMEN, Ohio (March 8, 2012) — Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s leading forklift manufacturers, announced today that it ranks as the market leader in performance, durability, safety and other major attributes when material handling professionals evaluate which lift trucks to purchase, according to a recent survey. Crown Equipment sponsored the survey conducted by DC Velocity, which is a national material handling publication.
More than 200 material handling professionals were surveyed. Respondents responsible for the purchase of lift trucks also ranked Crown as the leader in reliability, serviceability, ergonomics, energy efficiency, design, technology and fleet management. Crown took top billing as the first brand to consider when purchasing a lift truck.
“Crown’s goal is to always provide the user with the safest, most efficient and ergonomic lift truck possible to meet their needs. The key to meeting this goal is maintaining a strong relationship with our customers that enable us to understand their operations, challenges and how they use our trucks,” said Matt Logan, director of global marketing, Crown Equipment. “We are pleased to learn that lift truck purchasers recognize that Crown trucks deliver superior value. Overall, the results of this survey provide beneficial feedback for our continued commitment to deliver reliable lift trucks. ”
“Crown understands that our customers need to increase productivity and efficiency,” said Jim Gaskell, director of global Insite products, Crown Equipment. “We believe fleet management systems can do just that with their ability to deliver real-time visibility into truck and operator productivity, energy usage, impacts and other variables.”
A privately held, family-owned company, Crown has corporate headquarters in New Bremen, Ohio; Munich, Germany; Sydney, Australia; Singapore, Malaysia; and, Suzhou, China.
About Crown Equipment Corporation
Crown is one of the world’s largest lift truck manufacturers. Crown’s award-winning line of lift trucks maintains a reputation for exceptional product design, engineering and manufacturing. From the smallest hand pallet truck to the highest lifting turret truck, Crown seeks to provide users with safe, efficient and ergonomic lift trucks that lower total cost of ownership and maximize uptime. Headquartered in New Bremen, Ohio, Crown manufactures lift trucks that are sold throughout the world. For more information, visit www.crown.com.