NEW BREMEN, Ohio (July 25, 2019) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, was recognized for the third straight year with selection to the Food Logistics 2019 Top Green Providers list. Food Logistics featured the honorees in its June issue and acknowledges these companies for products, services and exemplary leadership that enhance sustainability within the food and beverage industry.
The industry publication recognized Crown for its long-term commitment to being a leader in environmental improvement and sustainability within the material handling industry. The company’s long list of sustainability accomplishments includes:
- Becoming the first three-time recipient of the gold-level award in the Ohio EPA’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence program.
- Achieving six zero landfill status facilities in North America.
- Saving approximately1,200 metric tons of greenhouse gases with transportation improvements.
- Reclaiming more than one-half million square meters of brownfield space globally.
- Recycling 100 percent of batteries at Crown branch facilities.
- Saving one million kWh of energy and 325 metric tons of carbon dioxide globally per year with lighting upgrades.
As part of its commitment to sustainability, Crown remains focused on delivering high-quality, energy-efficient lift trucks that use fewer parts, require less maintenance and produce less waste, all while enhancing the customer experience through longer usable life and greater productivity. Examples of this commitment include Crown’s wireless InfoLink® fleet and operator management system, Auto Positioning System, Xpress™ Lower and eGen® Braking. Crown’s Encore® line of renewed lift trucks is another example of the company’s commitment to sustainability. As part of the Encore remanufacturing process, Crown technicians strip each electric forklift down to its frame and meticulously inspect, repair and/or replace every part that goes back into the forklift.
Throughout the last two decades, Crown has earned more than 20 sustainability awards. For more information on Crown’s corporate ecologic™ program focused on smart business and environmental sustainability, including environmental initiatives and achievements, download a copy of the ecologic Report.
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 16,100 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.