easyfairs

Exhibitor catalogue

Crown Handling nv

Crown Handling nv

4.146

2550 Kontich
Belgium
www.crown.com

Crown in Europe - Ideas That Advance

Crown Equipment Corporation, headquartered in New Bremen, Ohio, USA has been a family-run business since its inception in 1945. Today, Crown is one of the world’s largest companies specialising in state-of-the-art material handling solutions. Around the world, Crown has 18 manufacturing facilities at 11 locations in the USA, Germany, Mexico and China. A tight network of more than 500 retail outlets in 84 countries ensures the best possible local customer support.

Crown’s European headquarters in Munich, Germany, is the administrative hub coordinating the activities of all Crown subsidiaries and the company’s many dealerships in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India (EMEA). For the last 30 years, Crown has been building forklift trucks in the Bavarian town of Roding near Munich for the European and global markets.

The Crown name stands for award-winning product design and advanced, intelligent engineering, as well as proven reliability, high productivity and first-class customer service. The company’s top priority is to build sustainable, long-lasting relationships with its customers. In addition to a comprehensive range of lift trucks, Crown develops and sells pioneering automation and fleet management technologies. These innovative products and solutions are designed to add genuine value for customers by helping to enhance real-world logistics performance while simultaneously reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) in the warehouse.

Crown’s product portfolio includes a versatile range of tough, long-lasting lift trucks suitable for almost any application and any industry – from the unique, multifunctional Wave® Work Assist Vehicle to hand pallet trucks and reach trucks through to narrow-aisle turret trucks and counterbalance trucks. They all share one thing in common – a commitment to top quality, safety and productivity, combined with exceptional ergonomics and ease of operation. Crown regularly wins prestigious national and international prizes and awards for its products and material handling solutions.

In 2016, the RT 4000 Series of rider pallet trucks won the coveted International Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) award in the “Warehouse Trucks Lowlifter” category. In making this prestigious award, the independent jury of internationally respected trade journalists acknowledged the customer benefits delivered by the forklift. Its compact, ergonomic design and well thought-out safety features make it ideal for users who need high productivity in very confined spaces.

With the launch of QuickPick® Remote, Crown introduced a sophisticated order-picking technology based on a remote-control system integrated into a work glove. Developed in-house by Crown, the system significantly improves on traditional picking processes, increasing order-picking productivity by up to 25 per cent. Launched in 2014, the order-picking system has been showered with prestigious awards, including the IFOY Award, iF Design Award, German Design Award, GOOD DESIGN Award and International Design Excellence Award (IDEA). Industry commentators regularly acknowledge the highly innovative thinking behind the remote-control system, as well as its exceptional efficiency. In April 2015, Crown further enhanced the already popular system to cover another area of application. The new version of the “magic glove” is capable of remotely raising and lowering the forks of the company’s ES 4000 and ET 4000 Series stackers.

Crown’s Insite® productivity suite is an integrated data management solution that gives fleet managers detailed, full-spectrum updates on their entire lift-truck fleet based on real-time data. The suite combines the popular InfoLink® fleet management system – winner of the 2013 IFOY award in the “Forklift Truck Solutions” category – with the FleetSTATS® fleet cost management system in a single, integrated solution.

Crown’s vertically-integrated manufacturing is unique in the industry, allowing the company to keep tight control of product quality and sustainability, and respond flexibly to the most complex and detailed customer requirements. Up to 85 per cent of the components used in Crown products are developed and manufactured in-house by Crown. The modular design of Crown lift trucks means that spare parts are readily available, because identical components are used across multiple series and models. In Europe, spare parts are distributed centrally by the European Parts Centre in Pliening near Munich, which ships the parts by overnight delivery directly to engineers’ vans or customer premises throughout Crown’s core European markets.

For more information on Crown and the company’s ideas for helping customers reduce costs, advance the productivity of their operations and accomplish more, visit the Crown Website www.crown.com

Products

Product news

  • Versatility on all levels: Crown introduces next generation Work Assist Vehicle

    Crown, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, today introduced the Crown WAV 60 Series designed with features to help achieve a greater level of safety, efficiency and flexibility for applications where ladders are typically used to reach up to five metres such as those found in retail and manufacturing Settings.Better known as the Wave®, the Crown Work Assist® vehicle is ideal for workers receiving, shipping and stocking small loads or products in busy, confined spaces, as well as order picking and order fulfilment. It can travel and lift simultaneously, so operators can move efficiently around a facility while raising and lowering to the appropriate heights in one smooth, seamless operation. The on-board Access 1 2 3 control system enables optimum performance and control through intelligent coordination of operator prompts, lift/lower operations, steering and braking, performance levels and other vehicle systems.

    http://news.crown.com/uk/2016/crown-introduces-nex...

  • The New Crown WP 3010: Strong, Robust, Reliable – and Compact.

    Crown, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has launched the WP 3010 electric pallet truck, extending the forklift manufacturer’s well-established WP 3000 Series of pallet trucks. Weighing from 279 kg (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.
    Any electric pallet truck which is used in tight retail environments and on lorries to make daily deliveries is subject to a unique set of challenges. Negotiating varied surfaces, entering through narrow doorways, operating in elevators and congested aisles while handling awkward loads are normal situations

    http://news.crown.com/uk/2017/new-pallet-truck-wp-...

  • Newest Design Awards Lift Crown to Historic Achievement

    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.The Crown WAV 60 Series order picker is designed with features to help achieve a greater level of safety, efficiency and flexibility in situations where ladders are typically used to access high storage locations, such as those found in retail and manufacturing applications. Better known as the Wave®, the Crown Work Assist® vehicle is ideal for workers receiving, shipping and stocking/shelving small loads and products in busy, confined spaces, as well as order picking and order fulfilment. It can travel and lift simultaneously allowing operators to move efficiently around a facility while raising and lowering to the appropriate heights in one smooth and seamless operation.

    http://news.crown.com/uk/2017/crown-lift-trucks-re...

  • Crown Extends Popular QuickPick® Remote Technology To Other Forklift Models And Applications

    Crown, one of the world’s largest material-handling companies, has extended its well-established, multi-award-winning QuickPick® Remote order-picking technology to cover an even broader range of applications. From now on, the system is also available for the lifting fork- and scissor-lift models in the GPC 3000 Series, the multi-purpose lift trucks in the MPC 3000 Series, and the TC 3000 Series of tow tractors.
    “With our QuickPick Remote technology, Crown has developed a solution for enhancing safety and efficiency that includes stand-out ergonomics and delivers real-world benefits plus genuine added value in multiple applications. The system has clearly demonstrated how well it performs in practice over millions of hours of operation for a variety of customers. By continuing to develop the system’s performance parameters, we’ve now been able to extend this technology to other applications. This means we can continue to improve the quality of work in warehouses and help enhance productivity even further,” explains Gary Thurner, Product Marketing Manager at Crown.
    Less walking, less bending, less lifting – QuickPick Remote combines technology, workflow efficiency and human activity in a natural, systematic process. Using a special working glove with integrated remote control, operators can move their trucks from one picking location to another without constantly climbing on and off the driver’s platform. Alternatively, customers can choose a transceiver strap or trigger instead of the glove. In practice, this proven concept increases productivity by enabling operators to do more while moving less – without compromising safety. Martijn Vogelzang, project manager at Jumbo Supermarkten declared, “QuickPick Remote resulted in a 7.5 per cent productivity improvement at the Jumbo Supermarkten distribution hub.”

    QuickPick Remote is a genuinely unique innovation that streamlines working processes, creating a win-win situation for fleet managers and their hardworking operators. The system is easy to set up, requiring neither network bandwidth nor additional IT expenditure – it can be incorporated directly into customers’ warehouse environments as a cost-effective, self-sufficient solution. As QuickPick Remote is a dual-mode solution, customers can still operate the trucks manually when needed.

    These are some of the new areas of application for Crown’s tried and trusted QuickPick Remote technology:

    GPC order pickers with fork or scissor lifts can be used to raise picking pallets to various optimal working heights. The variant with lifting forks can lift a pallet weighing up to 1,200 kg to a height of 960 mm, while the rugged scissor-lift model is capable of simultaneously lifting two pallets weighing 1,000 kg each to a height of 850 mm. This optimised positioning offers clear benefits in terms of ergonomics and productivity, reducing the risk of damage to products and enabling consistently high picking performance that can now be further enhanced by taking advantage of QuickPick Remote technology.

    The Crown MPC 3000 Series combines the advantages of an order picker with the capabilities of a counterbalanced forklift truck. With travel speeds of up to 12.5 km/h, a lifting capacity of up to 1,200 kg and lifting heights of up to 4.3 metres, these trucks are flexible enough to be used in a wide variety of warehouse applications, including order picking, put-aways and replenishment, long-distance transport and sandwich stacking. When used for order picking, they are versatile enough for operators to be able to replenish empty pick slots without changing to another vehicle.

    Tow tractors in Crown’s TC 3000 Series are the perfect solution for high-pressure transport and supply activities in production environments, warehouses and distribution hubs. Combined with QuickPick Remote, they can save significant time in order picking or production supply logistics while helping operators to stay relaxed and alert.

    Crown first introduced its QuickPick Remote technology in 2014, initially for low-level order picking. By early 2015, the company was offering an upgraded variant capable of controlling the lift and lower functions in Crown’s ES 4000 and ET 4000 Series stackers. Since QuickPick Remote was first launched, industry commentators have regularly acknowledged the highly innovative thinking behind the remote-control system, as well as its exceptional efficiency. The technology has received coveted international awards, including the IFOY Award (International Forklift Truck of the Year), International Design Excellence Award (IDEA), iF Design Award and German Design Award. Since 1962, prestigious international design institutions and associations have granted more than 100 awards to forklift trucks manufactured by Crown.

    news.crown.com

  • Crown at Transport & Logistics 2017 in Antwerp: Forward-thinking solutions for improving performance and cutting costs in the warehouse

    Crown, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, will present at this year’s Transport & Logistics in Antwerp during October 17-19, 2017 several highlights of its range of forward-thinking solutions that improve customers’ productivity and operating efficiency. The trade show presentation on Stand 146 in Hall 4 will feature the multi-purpose lift trucks in the MPC 3000 Series, which are only recently also available with the well-established, multi-award-winning QuickPick® Remote technology. Alongside, the recently launched WP 3010 electric pallet truck, extending Crown’s well established WP 3000 Series, as well as the new generation of the Crown Work Assist Vehicle, better known as the “Wave”, are also in the focus.
    „Crown is continually expanding its product range to increase performance and reduce costs in the warehouse”, explains Stéphane Van den Bogaert, Director Operations Benelux & France. “Our QuickPick Remote technology, a solution for enhancing safety and efficiency that includes stand-out ergonomics and delivers real-world benefits plus genuine added value in multiple applications, is a good example. In the past few years the system has clearly demonstrated how well it performs in practice over millions of hours of operation for a variety of customers. By continuing to develop the system’s performance parameters, we’ve now been able to extend this technology to other applications. This means we can continue to improve the quality of work in warehouses and help enhance productivity even further. Overall we can provide individual responses to each customer’s specific needs and our customers can fall back on our extensive product range, tailored finance and maintenance programmes and customer-focused services.”

    Multi-purpose forklift truck Crown MPC 3000

    The Crown MPC 3000 Series, which has now been further enhanced by taking advantage of QuickPick Remote technology, combines the advantages of an order picker with the capabilities of a counterbalanced forklift truck. With travel speeds of up to 12.5 km/h, a lifting capacity of up to 1,200 kg and lifting heights of up to 4.3 metres, these trucks are flexible enough to be used in a wide variety of warehouse applications, including order picking, put-aways and replenishment, long-distance transport and sandwich stacking. When used for order picking, they are versatile enough for operators to be able to replenish empty pick slots without changing to another vehicle.

    Crown WP 3010: Strong, Robust, Reliable – and Compact

    Any electric pallet truck which is used in tight retail environments and on lorries to make daily deliveries is subject to a unique set of challenges. Negotiating varied surfaces, entering through narrow doorways, operating in elevators and congested aisles while handling awkward loads are normal situations. Crown’s new WP 3010 electric pallet truck is designed to meet these everyday challenges. Weighing from 279 kg (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.

    Versatility on all levels: The next generation Work Assist Vehicle

    With its intuitive controls, the Wave® Work Assist Vehicle simultaneously enhances safety, productivity and flexibility in applications with operator reach heights of up to five metres for which ladders are normally used. It also excels in busy, confined spaces in a wide variety of retail, distribution and manufacturing scenarios. These include handling and transporting small loads in receiving, shipping and put-away applications, as well as order picking. The new WAV 60 is also ideal for facility cleaning and maintenance at height.
    In addition, the forklift manufacturer will also be presenting the innovative, gas-powered counterbalanced truck of the C-5 series, the multitalented, stable and extraordinarily agile four-wheel counterbalanced truck of the SC 6000 series, as well as the reach truck of the ESR series for fast, smooth, safe and economical materials handling.

    www.crown.com