Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, is credited with helping a local small-and-medium enterprise (SME) achieve a 30 per cent increase in productivity since the two companies started working together in 2008.
J-Connection Press, a Singapore-based industry-leading commercial print services company that started in 1998 as a small print shop, has now rapidly grown to become one of the largest and most trusted print companies in the region. The SME’s clientele includes some of the world’s biggest and best brands, many of which are from banking and corporate sectors.
Over the years, as J-Connection Press expanded its businesses, implementing the right material handling equipment (MHE) became increasingly crucial to effectively and safely move heavy loads in the warehouse. It is clear that focusing on the right supply chain solutions is an important foundation to achieve high productivity, maximise efficiency and boost staff morale as well as maintain safety standards.
This was when J-Connection Press chose Crown solutions due to the material handling company’s highly-positive brand reputation in the industry and the relationship kicked off in 2008 with the very first acquisition of a Crown stacker, which is still running strong 15 years later.
“The model is very easy to use and manoeuvre. It really helps in moving our heavy items around, and the quality is so good we are still using it more than a decade later,” said Mr Peter Ngan, Director of J-Connection Press.
For its strong commitment to sustainability and green initiatives, Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has earned the 2019 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive.
The 2019 Green Supply Chain Awards recognize companies that have achieved measurable sustainability goals within their operations in the areas of sourcing/procurement, fulfillment/logistics, operations, product lifecycle management and other areas of the supply chain.
Since 1991, Crown has been recognized with more than 20 sustainability awards, including the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) gold-level award. This honor acknowledges organizations that exceed regulatory obligations and commit to long-term strategies to reduce waste, lower emissions and improve environmental performance. read more »»
Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, now provides customers in the Asia Pacific region with one of the longest hand pallet truck warranties in the industry.
The company announced today that the Crown PTH 50 Series pallet trucks sold in the Asia Pacific region will come with a three-year warranty covering pump assembly, frame handle, lift linkage and pushrod assemblies. The boost in warranty coverage comes at no additional cost to customers.
Crown Asia Pacific Marketing Director David Sultana said that the new three-year warranty shows the company’s confidence in the quality of its hand pallet trucks and commitment to continue to provide Crown customers with superior value.
“After many decades of sales, the Crown PTH Series hand pallet trucks are still one of the most important products in the Crown material handling equipment line-up,” Mr Sultana said. “The Crown PTH Series has helped our customers kick off new business ventures – and grow into bigger ones – thanks to the pallet jacks’ effectiveness, versatility and usefulness.” read more »»
As part of its commitment and dedication to the communities it serves, Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, announces its sponsorship of the Australian & New Zealand Association (ANZA) Soccer Flyers team based in Singapore.
The sponsorship is one way for Crown to show its commitment to local communities across Asia. As part of its corporate culture, Crown maintains values centred around people, employee development, and fostering a dedicated customer care approach. This philosophy has been with Crown since 1978 when the company started operations in Singapore. Today, 40 years later, this belief continues to grow in importance as this central hub develops into one of Crown’s regional headquarters.
Crown’s premier sponsorship of the ANZA Soccer Flyers team is a testament to this community approach. The league involves youths aged under 8 to under 17 with more than 150 Singapore junior athletes participating.
A not-for-profit organisation, ANZA has delivered quality soccer for children and young adults for over 40 years. Its emphasis is on fun competitive soccer, providing opportunities for players to boost their confidence, competitive skills and ability to operate within a team environment, thus developing valuable life skills. ANZA Singapore has grown to a membership base of more than 7,000 expatriate members from around the world.
With Crown celebrating 40 years of commitment to the country as well as the region, the sponsorship of the ANZA Soccer Flyers team represents another platform to invest in the community and support local initiatives. read more »»
Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, announced today that it has been named among Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” for 2019.
“We are honored to receive this distinction as a celebration of our employees’ efforts to help make Crown a great place to work and build a successful career,” said Jim Dicke III, president, Crown Equipment. “Our Crown employees are an incredible group of people, passionate about innovation and committed to our customers. The environment they foster and the work they do helps us to continue to attract and retain a workforce committed to exceptional quality and customer service. We are grateful to all of the employees who provided feedback and insights as part of Forbes’ objective evaluation process.”
Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to create its own independent research panel and conduct a survey of approximately 50,000 workers throughout the United States. Survey participants were asked to identify and rate their employer according to their likelihood to recommend the company to a friend or family member.
Participants were also asked about recommendations of other companies they would or would not recommend as an employer based on their own knowledge or impressions. Results for all companies mentioned by participants during the survey process were compiled based on both the quantity and quality of the responses received with only the top finishers designated as “America’s Best Employers.”
Crown’s workforce grew by more than 50 percent in the past five years. The company currently employs more than 15,500 people worldwide, including 10,800 in the United States across 84 locations. Crown offers employees a number of career benefits, including on boarding and training programs, competitive wages and compensation packages, and multiple pathways for long-term career advancement. The company has earned recognition globally for its product design, sustainability initiatives and employee diversity programs. read more »»
Crown Lift Trucks Philippines Corp., part of Crown Equipment Corporation, won the Best Material Handling Equipment Company award for its industry-leading customer service standards and the positive results customers have achieved by working closely with Crown, one of the world’s largest material handling companies.
Hosted by APAC Insider, the 2018 Philippines Business Awards celebrate the success stories of leading enterprises, business ventures, and the people behind them, all instrumental in providing excellent products and services in an increasingly competitive business environment. These innovative thinkers have proved that hard work and dedication are the keys to success.
An expert in-house research team and a judging panel led the decision-making process to assess each nominee’s ability to adapt to changes in the market, dedication to innovation and enthusiasm to stand out from its competition.
Crown presented its InfoLink® fleet and operator management system as its winning entry. A wireless solution that allows its customers to receive accurate, on-demand business metrics in real-time. This innovative solution brings the benefits of technology to material handling by connecting forklift trucks, operators and facilities through collecting and presenting accurate, real-time information for better decision-making opportunities. The solution also enables the monitoring and management of operator factors that affect the bottom line, including compliance, impacts and productivity. InfoLink tracks data across the entire forklift fleet to provide insight on fleet utilisation, energy consumption, safety and service scheduling. read more »»
Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has announced the opening of its second company-owned branch in South Korea to allow businesses direct access to its comprehensive material handling equipment solutions, localised customer service experience, and extensive industry expertise.
Crown’s latest branch provides a total MHE product and service solution offering an extensive range of forklift model types covering all warehouse applications. The branch will also provide comprehensive tailored customer solutions with a huge range of quality new and pre-owned forklifts in stock for sale or rent, ready for fast delivery.
Strategically located at Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, it is positioned between the city of Busan, which hosts the biggest seaport in South Korea, and Changwon, well-known for having the biggest machinery industrial complex in the country. Equipped with highways to Seoul, Busan, Ulsan and Gwangju, Crown’s latest Korean branch offers easy access for customers specifically located in the southern area. In addition, Gimhae City is home to a multitude of other major industries, such as shipbuilding, machinery, logistics, automotive and third-party logistics companies.
Steven Hill, Crown Equipment managing director for Southeast Asia, said, “Crown’s expansion in South Korea demonstrates our commitment to the continued growth of infrastructure development in Asia, and importantly, the new Korean facility demonstrates our commitment to delivering performance results at the lowest cost of ownership for our Korean customers.”
Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has announced the opening of its new branch in Vietnam to allow businesses direct access to its first-class material handling equipment solutions, localised customer service experience, and extensive industry expertise.
The new branch aims to support the country’s fast-growing economy, which potentially has an annual gross domestic product growth rate of about 5.1 per cent, making it the 20th-largest in the world by 2050. Crown’s presence in Vietnam ensures that it provides opportunities for local businesses to improve supply chain performance through its high quality forklift trucks and industry leading customer service program. Crown is well-known for helping its customers improve their business performance, lower operating costs and ultimately run a supply chain that consistently exceeds expectations.
Steven Hill, Crown Equipment managing director for Southeast Asia, said, “Crown’s expansion into the Vietnam market is another example of our ongoing infrastructure development in Asia. In addition to improving our customers’ level of efficiency and reducing costs, we are committed to invest in local staff recruitment.”
He also commented that with the opening of the Vietnam branch, Crown will be able to further provide tailored and effective material handling solutions to local businesses. The company is committed to be a part of the country’s rapid development growth. read more »»
Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, is celebrating 40 years as a leading provider in the Asian market.
With the region rapidly rising to become a manufacturing and logistics powerhouse, Crown is helping its customers manage market demands and meet industry challenges through its flexible product range and innovative, customised solutions.
Pallet management is one of the major issues for emerging distribution companies and small to medium-sized enterprises lacking the knowledge to deal with the challenge. Within Asia, the two most popular pallet sizes are the square 1,100mm x 1,100mm pallet and the 1,200mm x 1,000mm pallet. The U.S., Europe, and Australia, however, use different International Organization for Standardization (ISO) approved pallet sizes, and these diverse pallet types can create challenging problems if not handled correctly. read more »»
Company invests to address customer demand in key port area
Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has announced its strategic expansion in Rayong, Thailand, to further support its customers in this growing province. Located near the Laem Chabang container port, Rayong is well placed with growing infrastructure, large industrial parks and warehousing and distribution supporting companies in the automotive, electronics, manufacturing and third-party logistics (3PL) industries.
Crown had been servicing the Rayong area through a parts and service facility, but with the rapid development in the area, the company moved to larger premises to offer a broader range of products and services.
“The completion of our new Rayong facility follows our recent Bangkok head office relocation, and is further proof of our commitment to invest in the country and its strategic logistic regions,” said David Sultana, Southeast Asia marketing manager at Crown Equipment.
“This move allows us to further enhance our broad range of new forklifts, fully serviced used forklifts and rental vehicles available to our customers in the region,” said Sultana. “We are committed to providing the best in material handling equipment throughout Thailand as well as an easily accessible range of spare parts backed by professional service teams. Our Rayong expansion is proof of our desire to facilitate and support the economic growth that is so important at this time.”
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