The history of Crown Equipment Corporation began as a modest company in the small town of New Bremen, located in Ohio, USA. Today, the company is one of the leaders in the field of handling operations, producing a wide range of quality warehouse equipment.
The crown was founded in 1945 by two brothers - Karl and Allen Dick. At the moment, the president of the company is James Dick III - the great-grandson of the founders.
Initially, the company specialized in the manufacture of temperature regulators for coal stoves. Despite the fact that the product gradually fell out of use, she managed to establish a full-fledged profitable operation of the enterprise.
In the early 1950s, the company changed its direction of development. Crown begins rolling out slewing gears for pre-21st century devices with analogue antenna drop and digital switchover.
In 1957 the company has an individual department. Success came pretty quickly: soon Crown lifting devices gained popularity and became the adverb for a warehouse for various purposes.
The first appearance "in the light" took place in 1966. It was then that the company declared itself to the whole world, opening the first enterprise outside America - in Australia. To this day, it remains the leader in terms of sales and service levels in the Asia-Pacific region.
In Europe, Crown models were first produced in 1968, when the concern acquired a plant located in Ireland from Steinbock. The main focus was on the production of hand pallet trucks. In the same year, the first service equipment for enterprises opened in London, located near the airport. In the 70s, Crown supplied warehouse equipment to Europe through independent dealer sales.
Today Crown manufactures a variety of warehouse equipment: forklifts, stackers, carts, reach trucks, order pickers. Equipment sales and service are handled by a distribution network of Crown-owned companies and independent distributors operating in major markets around the world.
In addition, the company is known for its innovative approach to software and security issues. QuickPick Remote systems and others allow you to remotely manage a fleet of warehouse equipment, making it easier for operators. Integration of modern technologies into logistics processes is one of the priority tasks of Corona.
Dealers and sales managers receive on-the-job training in all disciplines, and then consolidate their knowledge through internships in New Bremen, USA and Munich, Germany. Opened in the 1980s, Munich office marketing research, procurement, design and new engineering developments for Europe, Middle East, Africa, India.
Crown Centers and a network of international independent dealers (over 200 different firms) operate in approximately 100 cities.
The management office is located in New Bremen, USA, from a small warehouse where the success story began. Large international bases are located in Sydney, Australia (1966), Queretaro, Mexico (1973), Roding, Germany (1986), Suzhou, China (2006). Crown is committed to expanding its partner network and is always looking for new markets and challenges.
The reliability, functionality and safety of Crown warehouse equipment have been tested by time and thousands of customers around the world.