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Crown Announces Lift Truck Upgrade Opportunity with Replacement Program For New Zealand Business

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Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has launched its latest programme initiative, “Trade In – Trade Up” for New Zealand customers. The programme provides businesses with an option to trade in their used and worn forklifts for the greater quality, better performance and higher efficiency of Crown lift trucks.

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Keep charging, stop changing: Crown presents its new V-Force® lithium-ion technology

Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has launched its own V-Force® branded solutions for customers seeking to improve battery electric forklift performance by using lithium-ion technology. Crown’s V-Force Energy Storage Systems (ESS) include lithium-ion batteries and chargers and are now available for Crown’s entire forklift truck portfolio. read more »»

Crown’s Innovative ESR 1000 Reach Truck Series Collect Another GOOD DESIGN Award

Crown has earned the GOOD DESIGN Award for its ESR 1000 reach truck series. The jury was particularly impressed by Crown’s technological innovations, including the newly developed Gena® operating system and Xpress Lower™ mast lowering function. The ESR 1000 Series delivers a compelling, cutting-edge user experience, further enhanced by the reach trucks’ connectivity and a user-centric design that boosts productivity and improves the bottom line – something customers now expect of the Crown brand.
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Enhance Your Forklift Fleet Performance in Five Steps

Given the forklift’s prominent role in your supply chain operation, it’s a smart idea to regularly take a hard look at your forklifts and identify attainable goals that will help ensure your fleet is performing at optimal levels. Below are five steps that could help you enhance the performance and productivity of your forklift fleet. read more »»

Crown Equipment Introduces InfoLink 7” Touch Display Module to Increase Operator Productivity and Safety

Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, today introduced a larger, more robust display module for its forklifts equipped with Crown’s InfoLink® fleet and operator management system. The InfoLink 7” Touch Display Module enhances the operator experience with greater functionality and an interface designed to simplify onboarding, maximise productivity and reinforce safety. read more »»

Food Logistics Recognises Crown as Top Technology Provider

In recognition of its connected and automated material handling solutions, Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has been named to the Food Logistics 2020 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list for the eighth consecutive year. read more »»

Six Tips for Optimising Your Forklift Fleet’s Battery Inventory

Lead-acid batteries are absolutely vital to forklift operations, but can also lead to major headaches for fleet managers playing a guessing game with optimal battery inventory. Having too few, or even too many, batteries can negatively impact performance and operational productivity. 

These tips will help you determine and maintain the right number of lead-acid batteries needed to efficiently and proactively support your fleet.  read more »»

Should You Consider Buying Pre-owned Forklifts?

Buying secondhand forklifts can be a cost-effective solution for companies to meet their material handling needs. 

Whether you are a multinational corporation or an up-and-coming small-to-medium enterprise (SME), forklifts are an important cog in the wheel of your warehouse operations. It goes without saying then, that an investment in the right material handling equipment (MHE) will literally lighten your load, while the wrong purchase can lead to a decrease in productivity, safety, unhappy operators, serious reliability issues and unnecessary financial headaches. read more »»

Ignore the Hype and Take a Realistic Approach to Greater Connectivity

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to transform the way we interact with machines, data and each other, it is bringing a new level of connectivity that is evolving today’s warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing environments.

Unfortunately, the tangible benefits and business value tied to greater connectivity are being overshadowed by the hype. The result is confusion, frustration and false starts as pilot projects don’t deliver on unrealistic claims or require more resources, time or dollars than initially suggested. read more »»

Taking a Phased Approach to Warehouse Connectivity

In a previous post, we explored why greater connectivity in the warehouse was important. Now we’ll look at how to get started on your journey to a connected facility.

Crown experts have led and participated in numerous technology implementations to promote greater connectivity that includes the forklift. We’ve seen what works and what doesn’t, and the issues and challenges involved. We understand the challenges that may cause implementations to falter or encounter roadblocks.

Based on that experience and insight, we recommend companies take a phased approach to implementation; one that is based on clear, strategic business objectives and builds on each accomplishment to get to the next objective. read more »»

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