Crown has now gained more than 100 international industrial design awards for its forklifts since 1962. The latest recognitions are the GOOD DESIGNTM Awards for the SC 6000 Series forklift and the PTH Work Assist® System, as well as the iF International Forum Design Award for the WAV 60 Work Assist Vehicle.
Crown has launched the WP 3010 electric pallet truck, extending the forklift manufacturer’s well-established WP 3000 Series of pallet trucks. Weighing from 279kg (without battery), the new truck boasts a load capacity of up to 1.6 tonnes, is exceptionally light, yet powerful and robust. Fitted with durable steel covers, the pallet truck is tough enough to withstand extremely arduous working environments while its compact dimensions mean the WP 3010 is easy to manoeuvre in extremely confined spaces, making it especially suitable for use in narrow supermarket aisles or back-of-lorry applications.
Up to 28 percent more runtime per battery charge – without impairing performance
Crown has increased the energy efficiency of its WT 3000 Series platform pallet trucks. By making more efficient use of battery capacity, the forklifts now operate for up to 28 percent longer per battery charge. All WT 3000 Series trucks will now be delivered with this new battery-life optimisation.
DSV is a global transport and logistics specialist with offices in over 50 countries. The company has been testing three of Crown’s new WT 3000 rider pallet trucks at their Neufahrn site near Munich. Neufahrn is a high volume distribution hub for one of Germany’s leading pharmaceutical retailers, turning over 1,700 pallets during each two-shift working day between 6.00 a.m. and 1.00 a.m.
An independent panel of experts have awarded the Crown WT 3040 platform pallet truck with the prestigious Design for Safety Award in the Industrial Vehicles category at the IMHX 2013 trade show. The Award is organised by the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA).