Bariani Olive Oil, an organic olive oil producer that maintains its own farming and bottling systems, realized its older counterbalance forklifts weren’t able to keep pace with its growth and the increased demand of its busy harvest season. The company turned to Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, to help increase efficiency and productivity.
NEW BREMEN, Ohio (January 11, 2017) – Live to Play Sports, Canada’s largest and most experienced distributor of premium bicycles, parts and accessories, needed help to capitalize on the narrow aisle design of its new warehouse. Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, helped Live to Play improve operator confidence, stability and productivity for lifting and picking large and heavy loads in narrow aisles. read more »»
In the Chicago Tribune’s Freedom Center facility, located in Chicago, IL, the company prints, inserts and distributes over 40 different titles. Its fleet includes SC Series and C-5 Series sit-down counterbalance forklifts and PE Series pallet trucks. Management was looking for a better way to capture vital information regarding lift truck utilization and impacts and turned to Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, for a fleet management solution. read more »»
Forklift operators are required to be trained to learn the skills necessary to operate forklifts in a safe and productive manner. It is important that compliance with forklift safety training remain top of mind for operators. To help achieve and maintain a vibrant safety culture, managers can engage operators in several meaningful ways. read more »»
Athletes buy shoes tailored to their specific sport and although they may look the same, each type of shoe is designed for a different application, with characteristics that will help maximize the athlete’s performance. Race cars use different tires at different tracks and choosing the wrong one can have devastating consequences. The same goes for wheels on lift trucks. Each truck that performs a specific job needs a wheel tailored to fit the specific application. And, you might be surprised to learn that wheels are also among the most frequently replaced parts on a lift truck. read more »»
An employee is picking orders from the top shelf of a racking unit, but the load is large and heavy so he needs both hands to carry it. He pulls up a rolling ladder, climbs to retrieve the load and begins the unstable descent but misses a rung and falls. You can imagine what happens next. He is likely injured from the fall, which leads to time off work and expensive workers’ compensation costs. Productivity is lost and the product may be damaged as well. The whole situation could have been avoided with a simple solution. read more »»
NEW BREMEN, Ohio (November 27, 2018) — Twenty years have passed since Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, launched its Wave Work Assist Vehicle, designed to bring safety and flexibility to applications where ladders, scaffolding and work platforms are typically used to access high places, such as those found in retail, manufacturing and small parts warehouse settings. read more »»
NEW BREMEN, Ohio (January 22, 2019) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, today announced an expansion of its internal combustion (IC) line of counterbalance forklifts designed for heavy-duty applications with the introduction of the Crown C-G Series and C-D Series. The company’s pneumatic tire IC forklift is now available with capacities up to 20,000 pounds. read more »»
While the performance abilities of today’s forklifts are more sophisticated than their predecessors, so too is their onboard technology. This is good news for safety managers seeking to improve forklift safety. A connected forklift enables managers to increase operator and workplace safety by leveraging an operator and fleet management system. The right system can give managers the information and control they need to tackle the complex issue of safety and give it consistent attention.
Here are five steps managers can take using forklift fleet and operator management systems to create and maintain a strong safety culture. read more »»
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