NEW BREMEN, Ohio (December 19, 2019) – Food Logistics magazine has named Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, to the Food Logistics 2019 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list for the seventh consecutive year.
The annual FL100+ list serves as a resource guide of software and technology providers whose products and services are designed and made to advance the productivity and compliance of companies in the global food and beverage supply chain. Crown and other companies on the FL100+ list are profiled in the November/December 2019 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at www.foodlogistics.com.
“Software and technology are playing a vital role in the food and beverage industry,” remarks John R. Yuva, editor for Food Logistics and its sister publication, Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “The transparency and safety of the digital global food supply chain would not exist without innovations in software and technology. Our FL100+ recipients help drive supply chain compliance and regulatory changes that benefit everyone from the farmer to the food processor to the consumer.”
Crown’s automation solutions have helped Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits increase pallet movement throughput over 20 percent and reduce operator training time by 50 percent.
“The Crown Auto Positioning System levels the playing field, so a new employee versus one who has been doing it for six months, within a short amount of time should be able to meet the same productivity standards,” says Michael Eljaiek, Warehouse Manager of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.
Crown’s advanced software and technology solutions that help food and beverage companies increase productivity and efficiency include:
• Connected solutions, such as its InfoLink® fleet and operator management system, which reduce major impact events up to 80 percent, reduce operator onboarding time, and significantly improve efficiency and cost-cutting opportunities.
• Automation solutions, including QuickPick® Remote order picking technology and Auto Positioning System, which automatically guides trucks along the most efficient route to each pick location, enabling customers to gain up to 25 percent improvement in productivity.
• Auto Fence operator assist technology of TSP Series Very Narrow Aisle Turret Trucks, which reduces the risk of product, truck and facility damage.
• The Crown DualMode™ T tow tractor, which switches between manual and automated operation to meet customers’ varying needs.
“Crown harnesses connectivity to transform the forklift into a mobile information technology hub to collect and process data on product movement, worker productivity and equipment utilization,” says Jim Gaskell, Director of Global Technology Business Development for Crown Equipment. “Our automation technologies are ideal for companies looking for material handling technology that helps capture operational data to promote productivity and safety and to support informed decisions to align operations with consumer demands.”
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.