Company positioned to enhance customer service in high-growth logistics hub
KUALA LUMPUR March 29, 2016 – Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, announced its relocation to larger and more strategically placed premises in Malaysia’s busiest and most advantageously located seaport area. The relocation positions Crown to enhance and expand its services to its growing customer base in terms of capacity and service response times. The new facility comprises new internal combustion and electric forklift sales, a large fleet of trucks for short and long-term rentals, and fully-serviced refurbished vehicles. Crown’s InfoLink® fleet management system, which enables fleet managers to wirelessly stay connected to their fleet and operators, will also be available.
Located in the region’s commercial Indonesia–Malaysia–Singapore Growth Triangle, Johor is home to the Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia’s largest container port, as well as Port Johor, which supports the majority of the country’s resource refineries. The area is also home to Senai International Airport, serving both domestic and freight airlines.
Crown has had a strong presence in Johor since 1992, servicing the needs of local and global companies trading in the region. However, as both government and commercial investment increased in the area, Crown saw the opportunity to take the lead in supporting the material handling requirements of new and existing customers, according to David Sultana, Southeast Asia marketing manager at Crown Equipment.
“Our new facility reflects our commitment to Johor,” Sultana said. “ The larger facility allows us to offer increased stock availability of high-demand vehicles, a larger sales and service team, as well as a fully equipped spare parts division, all housed under the one roof. This is another milestone in our continuing role of supporting manufacturing, industrial, warehousing and logistics companies in Malaysia and our continued rapid growth in the Southeast Asia market.”
The new facility also enables Crown to enhance its already strong environmental credentials, something that will be in harmony with the Malaysian government’s plans, as Johor is a key part of the government’s Iskandar Malaysia Low Carbon Society initiative.
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 12,000 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.
Crown Equipment (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.