Crown recently acquired one of the earliest electric counterbalance forklifts the company produced, originally manufactured in 1968.
Located in the Scottish Highlands, the Tullibardine Highland Scotch Malt Whisky distillery produces, ships and sells globaly over three million litres of acclaimed whisky per year. It is one of the few distilleries in Scotland to distil, mature and bottle all on one site. Operating in warehousing and storage areas where whisky vapour emissions can be present, it was essential that any material handling equipment operating at the facility could be easily adapted with fire protection systems which provide audible and visual warnings of potential fire hazards.
Palibex is the Spain’s first network for the express distribution of palletised goods. Much of the success of this young company is due to its commitment to the environment and occupational health and safety, a focus that caused them to opt for an operating model based on the rear loading of payloads (rather than the lateral loading used by other palletisation companies), meaning that goods vehicles do not have to enter the warehouse. This means the goods handling process is safer, avoiding lorry emissions that would otherwise affect goods and the personnel involved in handling them. Since its inception, the company has had to acquire facilities and vehicles that support the implementation of this innovative operational approach while enabling it to specialise in consumer goods – a market that requires higher standards of cleanliness and care during transport and handling.
Productivity in every move – Crown introduced the FC 5200 Series counterbalance forklift to give operators the strength, stability and manoeuvrability they need to lift heavy loads in tight aisles and on crowded docks.