Westcoast Ltd is the distributor arm of the Westcoast Group, one of the largest private companies in the UK. It operates from three sites, Theale, Milton Keynes and Andover, which is the newest – and largest – facility in the group and distributes products from leading IT brands such as HP, Microsoft, Lenovo and Apple. The new building comprises a 31,500 m2 storage and distribution facility, with a further 7,000 m2 used as a configuration centre. Andover, which opened in 2020, includes 22,000 VNA locations and 16,000 pallet locations, utilising 13.2 metre racking.
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.
Crown has won the International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award 2020 in the “Warehouse Truck Highlifter” category for the company’s ESR 1000 Series of reach trucks. A world-famous accolade for outstanding performance, the IFOY Award acknowledges the year’s best intralogistics products and system solutions. The new ESR 1000 Series won the IFOY Award 2020 on the back of multiple innovations for boosting productivity, connectivity and operator safety. These include Crown’s newly developed Gena® operating system and Xpress Lower™ mast-lowering technology. read more »»
Crown has been nominated for the International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award 2020. The nomination, in the “Warehouse Truck Highlifter” category, applies to the company’s ESR 1000 Series. The award acknowledges the year’s best intralogistics products and solutions and has become a well-established accolade for outstanding performance. The new ESR 1000 reach truck was nominated for the IFOY Award as the result of multiple innovations, such as the newly developed Gena® operating system and the Xpress Lower™ mast lowering technology.
Market launch – Crown focuses on real performance
Crown has launched the ESR 1000 Series reach trucks. The new forklifts are available with lift heights of up to 13560 millimetres, load capacities of up to two tonnes and can optionally be configured to use lithium-ion batteries. Moreover, the new reach truck series includes a variety of innovations: For example, mast-lowering speeds can be doubled by opting for Crown’s Xpress LowerTM technology. Furthermore, the newly-developed Gena® operating system provides the latest ESR 1000 Series with advanced productivity, safety, personalisation and management features as standard. Crown’s preferred approach to optimising real productivity and performance is to help make material handling at our customers’ operations easier, safer and more cost-effective.