Capital equipment budgets are finally returning to pre-2008 levels and many fleets are overdue for an infusion of new trucks. At the same time, the drive to reduce material handling costs persists. In a 2012 Crown Equipment survey of more than 300 material handling professionals, 71 percent named driving down costs as the biggest material handling challenge facing their organization.
Because automation is one of the most powerful weapons the industry has in the battle against costs, and capital equipment budgets may be able to support new projects, many organizations are wondering if now is the right time to make the move to forklift automation. read more »»
NEW BREMEN, Ohio (March 5, 2013) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, recently renewed its relationship with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). The five-year agreement entitles the company to bid on commercial material handling projects for the DOD. read more »»
NEW BREMEN, Ohio (October 4, 2012) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s leading material handling companies, will share the company’s successful behavior-based approach to safety at the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Council meeting in San Diego on October 4. Brian Duffy, Crown’s director of corporate environmental and manufacturing safety, will provide an overview of the program and discuss best practices and lessons learned. read more »»
NEW BREMEN, Ohio (August 16, 2012) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s leading material handling companies, recently held its first virtual welding challenge for six area high schools at the company’s Celina, Ohio, manufacturing plant. The challenge was conducted on the virtual welding training machine Crown uses to train its employees. read more »»
NEW BREMEN, Ohio (June 19, 2012) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest materials handling companies, today released its 2012 ecologic™ report highlighting some of the new and innovative ways the company is minimizing waste, managing energy and maximizing product and facility lifespan. The 2012 Crown ecologic report can be downloaded at www.crown.com. read more »»