NEW BREMEN, Ohio (May 4, 2016) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, recently added an NED Innovation Award from New Equipment Digest to the company’s list of international design awards for the Crown QuickPick® Remote order picking system.
According to New Equipment Digest, the NED Innovation Awards recognize products that “go beyond the known to tackle new functionality and new power, the likes of which the market has never seen before.” The competition celebrates products that “open the door for innovation across the sector; they unlock new productivity and serve their users differently than any other device before it.” Crown Equipment representatives accepted the award at this week’s IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo in Rosemont, Illinois.
“This recognition is exciting because it is voted on by the readers of New Equipment Digest,” said Mike Gallagher, vice president — design, Crown Equipment. “These readers are our customers who are the ultimate judges of the value of our products, technologies and services.”
Crown’s QuickPick Remote uses semi-automated truck navigation technologies to reduce low-level order picking walk steps, thereby increasing productivity, reducing operator fatigue and improving safety. Operators simply press a button on a wireless transceiver glove to remotely advance the forklift to the next pick location, virtually eliminating the need to return to the operator compartment while picking. It cuts “truck on/off” work motions by up to 70 percent, reducing fatigue and improving the operator experience. Crown research has shown that the Crown QuickPick Remote system can save up to five seconds per pick at a 16-foot interpick distance. At 100 picks per hour, QuickPick Remote may generate as much as a 14 percent time savings.
About New Equipment Digest
For the past 80 years, New Equipment Digest has been the leading source for the latest manufacturing equipment news and trends. As part of Penton’s Manufacturing & Supply Chain group, NED prides itself on publishing the latest and greatest industrial innovations first to help bring manufacturers the tools and technologies they need to do their jobs. To learn more about NED, visit http://www.newequipment.com.
About Crown Equipment Corporation
Crown is one of the world’s largest material handling companies with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology, and superior after-sale service. Crown’s business philosophy utilizes vertically integrated processes to design, manufacture and distribute forward-thinking, innovative solutions that improve customers’ productivity and operating efficiency. Crown produces a broad range of forklifts as well as automation and fleet management technologies.
The company’s global headquarters is located in New Bremen, Ohio, USA, with regional headquarters in Australia, China, Germany and Singapore. Its employees number more than 12,000 worldwide. Crown operates a service and distribution network that exceeds 500 retail locations in over 80 countries. To learn more about Crown’s ideas for helping customers advance the productivity of their operations, visit crown.com.