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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.


Crown Equipment Helps Peerless Pump Company Gain More Visibility into its Forklift Operations

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (October 31, 2011) – When Peerless Pump identified concerns regarding forklift operator load-handling visibility, the company’s warehouse management team turned to Crown Equipment as a capable partner to help resolve the issue. The answer was found in the Crown RM 6000 Series reach truck, which is the industry’s first narrow aisle reach truck with a MonoLift™ mast. read more »»

Case Study: Pumping Up Forklift Operator Visibility

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (October 31, 2011) – Peerless Pump wanted to improve visibility for its forklift operators. What the company got was improved visibility for its operators, as well as improved visibility into its entire operation.

Based in Indianapolis, Ind., Peerless Pump Company is one of the largest manufacturers of centrifugal pumps and systems for liquid applications. Formed in 1923, the company specializes in the design, manufacturing and servicing of various types of large built-to-order and engineered-to-order centrifugal pumps for various industries and applications, including municipal, agricultural, industrial and fire protection. read more »»

Crown Equipment Commemorates 25 Years of Manufacturing in Germany

MUNICH (October 27, 2011) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s leading forklift manufacturers, is celebrating 25 years of manufacturing lift trucks for European and global markets at its Roding, Germany, facility.

Selected for its prime European location and skilled workforce, Roding has been home to Crown manufacturing in Germany since 1986. Original production at the facility included Crown PTH 20 Series hand pallet trucks. As customer demand and the complexity of Crown’s products increased, overall output has grown. Today Crown is manufacturing a wide array of products at the facility, including low-level order pickers, reach trucks and pallet trucks. read more »»



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