Crown Forklift Part - Two brothers Allen A. Dicke and the late Carl H. Dicke created the Crown company in 1945. Carl's son, James F. Dicke joined the family business later that year. Currently, his son, James F. Dicke II, is Chairman and CEO. James F. Dicke III, serves as the company Head at the moment, becoming the fourth generation of the Dicke descendants to uphold this position.
Crown initially started with a small client base producing temperature controls that they manufactured for coal burning furnaces. The production of these control items took place in a former hardware store stationed in New Bremen, Ohio, where Crown's head office presently remain.
By the year 1949, Crown moved into the production of rotators for antenna due the greater fascination with televisions at the time. The product was able to improve the picture and reception quality. The company's profitable move enabled them to become a leading maker of units until 2001. The company ceased production in October after a decline in the global need for TV antenna rotators.
Crown soon diversified its manufacturing to incorporate the restoration of mechanical and electrical parts for private and government use in the early 1950's. After numerous lucrative bids inside a brief period of time, the company had developed a reputable business in this field.
Adaptability and achievement dominated Crown's capability to diversify once again. In 1957, production into the materials handling market began with lift truck manufacturing. The organization believed the industry needed a smaller line of superior quality lift trucks. Crown quickly produced an exceptional series of contemporary equipment and swiftly became the most rapidly evolving material handling organization with its collection of merchandise.
In 1966, Crown ventured outside of the US materials handling market and into Australia. Sydney, Australia is home to the regional center of operations and currently leads Crown's Asia Pacific service, sales and marketing and advertising teams. Crown remains an unwavering market leader today, supported by exceptional service, solid sales and solid manufacturing operations.
Two years later, Crown had moved into the European markets by buying up an Irish manufacturing plant from a German Company, Steinbock. There they began to build PTH hand pallet trucks. Later that same year, Crown began their first London operation stationed nearby Heathrow Airport. The sales and service operation of Crown's complete lift truck line was accessible in the UK by the end of the decade. In the early 1970's, Crown expanded and began advertising and marketing lift trucks across Europe through independent dealers.
Crown these days has a considerable network of Crown-owned and independently-owned dealers in many key international markets offering a huge fleet of electric forklifts. They are responsible for managing the company's product sales and service.
Corporate offices in New Bremen, Ohio and Munich, Germany offer nationwide marketing and promotional sales support to all dealer and sales personnel. Both Crown sales and supplier personnel are factory- trained in all disciplines to guarantee the utmost reliability and service. The Munich office was launched in the 1980's and offers purchasing, marketing and advertising, engineering and design capabilities for India, Africa, the Middle East along with Europe. The diverse family of intercontinental sellers and Crown-owned sellers successfully operate in almost 100 foreign city environments.
Crown has established 6 manufacturing locations in the United States that consist of: New Knoxville; Celina, Ohio; Greencastle, Indiana; Kinston, North Carolina; Fort Loramie, Ohio; and New Bremen, Ohio. Serving their growing foreign markets, Crown has manufacturing facilities in Sydney, Australia (since 1966); Queretaro, Mexico (since 1973); Roding, Germany (since 1986); and Suzhou, China (since 2006). Crown also owns branch sales and service center operations in more than 30 locations in the USA. International branch sales and service center operations include locations in Singapore, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Korea, Malaysia, England, Germany, Belgium and Australia.
Crown has earned a successful reputation as a reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking organization by happy consumers worldwide. The company has earned over 50 prominent design awards and the Crown goods continue to attain recognition for top design excellence and innovation. For instance, in the 1970's, Crown's launch of the side-stance design proved exciting and unparalleled by material handling specialists. Today, this design has acquired common acceptance and earned a Design of the Decade award from the International Design Society of America. Again, more than thirty years later, the 5200S Series Reach Truck is another industry first, offering the operator with multiple comfort choices to lean, sit or stand, along with its unmatched output capability.
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