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.
During harvest season, Bariani’s IC forklifts operate up to 24 hours a day for months at a time on the company’s 180-acre operation. The older forklifts the company relied on simply couldn’t keep up. After visiting with Crown at the World Ag Fair in California, Bariani Olive Oil chose the Crown C-5 Series for its durability, performance and ergonomics.
Bariani has been able to reduce their forklift fleet while keeping up with increasing demand, thanks to the productivity and efficiency of the C-5 Series. The ergonomics and convenient controls on the C-5 provide operators with all-day comfort during the harvest season’s long working hours.
“Our busiest time of the year is during harvest time,” said Sebastian Bariani, owner, Bariani Olive Oil. “We work 20 to 24 hours a day and the forklift is one of the major components of our process. With the C-5 Series, we happily discovered just one forklift was doing the work of two forklifts.”
A small, family owned company located in Zamora, California, Bariani Olive Oil produces approximately 40,000 gallons of registered and certified organic olive oil annually. The Crown C-5 Series has helped Bariani double its productivity, and the Crown support team offers the company a worry-free customer experience.
For more details of how Bariani Olive Oil and Crown work together, visit the customer result on crown.com.
Crown Equipment Corporation