Crown has received another GOOD DESIGN Award from the „Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design“ and the „European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies“ in recognition of its WP 3010 electric pallet truck. According to the prestigious jury, the pallet truck sets a new benchmark for product quality and purposeful design making lifting and moving heavy pallets easier than ever before. As a result the pallet truck delivers lower cost of ownership and more long-term value for customers. Along with the iF Design Award and the International Design Excellence Award (IDEA), this is the third design award for the WP 3010.
Powerful and robust, reliable and compact
Thomas Stelzhammer, Managing Director for Germany and Netherlands at the transport company Gartner KG, explains: “The compact WP 3010 electric pallet truck is a smart solution for a wide range of tasks in our organisation. Due to its compact dimensions and narrow turning radius, it is extremely easy to manoeuvre, even in particularly narrow places. Also the controls are easy to use for operational staff and lorry drivers, which significantly speeds up the goods turnover and increases our productivity. We value Crown as a partner because we know from experience that their high quality products are very profitable in terms of total cost of ownership.”
Launched in 2017, the WP 3010 is an exceptionally compact, manoeuvrable addition to Crown’s WP 3000 pallet truck series. Weighing as little as 279 kilograms (without battery), the truck is exceptionally light. At the same time, it is also robust and powerful. With its short head length of 500 mm, the pallet truck is easy to manoeuvre in tight spaces. Thanks to durable steel covers, it will resist impacts and collisions throughout its working life. Despite a load capacity of up to 1.6 tonnes, the pallet truck is designed to fit neatly into a fully laden lorry without taking up valuable load space. Alternatively, it can be stowed and transported in a storage box underneath the vehicle.
With this latest award, Crown has already won 16 Good Design Awards. Founded in Chicago in 1950, “Good Design” remains the oldest and most recognised program for design excellence worldwide. To date, Crown has received more than 100 awards from internationally renowned design institutions and associations.
About Crown Equipment Corporation – EMEA
Crown is one of the world’s largest material handling companies with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology supported by superior after-sales service. Crown’s business philosophy utilises vertically integrated processes to design, manufacture and distribute forward-thinking innovative solutions that improve customers’ productivity and operating efficiency. Crown develops, produces and sells 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 Germany, Australia, China and Singapore. Its employees number more than 15,000 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.