NEW BREMEN, Ohio (September 14, 2017) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, today announced further expansion in the Asian market with a new company-owned branch location in South Korea. The new branch is the third major expansion in Asia for Crown in the last 12 months, following recently completed facilities in Malaysia, Thailand and Shanghai.
The South Korea facility is strategically located in Icheon, Gyeonggi-do, one of the country’s fastest growing logistics hubs. The area is at the junction of three major expressways and home to the port of Tanjung Pelepas, South Korea’s largest logistics complex, which supports the majority of the country’s resource refineries. Crown’s new operation features extensive rental and new equipment inventory, expanded storage capacity and enhanced inventory management for quick parts turnaround.
“This branch is another example of Crown’s commitment to the region and our growing roster of South Korean customers in the manufacturing, industrial, warehousing and logistics industries,” said Steven Hill, managing director for Asia Pacific, Crown Equipment. “It also demonstrates our ability to improve the customer experience through ongoing infrastructure development, which is bringing global material handling technology and software to local business in Asia while expanding the support network for those companies.”
Along with having access to a complete selection of Crown’s award-winning forklifts and Integrity Parts and Service System™, customers can take advantage of Crown’s Demonstrated Performance® Training programs that offer a comprehensive range of forklift training formats for operators, supervisors, trainers, technicians and pedestrians.
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 14,000 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.