Crown Forklift Parts - The Crown company was founded in 1945 by two brothers, Allen A. Dicke and the late Carl H. Dicke. Carl's son and Chairman Emeritus, James F. Dicke, joined the family company later on that same year. At this time, his son, James F. Dicke II, is Chairman and CEO. James F. Dicke III, serves as the company Head these days, becoming the fourth generation of the Dicke descendants to maintain this position.
Now an globally diversified organization, Crown originally fabricated temperature controls for coal burning furnaces, servicing a small clientÃ¨le. The assembly of these control items took place in a former hardware store stationed in New Bremen, Ohio, where Crown's center of operations currently remain.
In 1949, responding to the public's growing appeal of the TV, Crown shifted into the manufacture of antenna rotators. This product was used to enhance television reception and picture quality. The company's successful move allowed them to become a leading manufacturer of units until 2001. The company ceased production in October after a decline in the worldwide need for television antenna rotators.
In the early 1950's Crown diversified into the manufacturing and repair of electronic and mechanical machinery for government and private market. After a number of lucrative bids inside a brief period of time, the company had built a highly regarded business in this field.
With such versatility and achievement, Crown was able to diversify its production to include material handling equipment. Crown started the assembly of forklifts and lift vehicles in 1957. The company believed the market demanded a smaller line of top-quality quality forklifts. Crown promptly produced an exceptional range of progressive equipment and swiftly became the most rapidly evolving materials handling company with its collection of products.
In 1966, Crown ventured outside of the US material handling marketplace and into Australia. Sydney, Australia is home to the regional head office and at present leads Crown's Asia Pacific service, sales and advertising and marketing teams. Crown remains an unwavering market leader these days, supported by exceptional operations, solid sales and strong production operations.
Two years later, Crown had moved into the European marketplaces by buying up an Irish manufacturing plant from a German Company, Steinbock. There they began to construct PTH hand pallet trucks. Later that same year, Crown began their first London operation stationed near Heathrow Airport. The sales and service operation of Crown's complete forklift line was accessible in the UK by the end of the decade. In the early 1970's, Crown expanded and began marketing lift trucks across Europe through independent sellers.
These days, Crown manufactures a vast fleet of electric forklifts. The company's supplier network, stationed in key international markets, consists of both Crown-owned and independently-owned dealers. They are responsible for managing the company's product sales and service.
Corporate offices in New Bremen, Ohio and Munich, Germany offer national marketing and promotional sales support to all seller and sales personnel. Both Crown sales and dealer personnel are factory- trained in all disciplines to ensure the utmost reliability and service. The Munich office was launched in the 1980's and delivers purchasing, marketing and advertising, engineering and design functions for India, Africa, the Middle East along with Europe. The diverse relations of international sellers and Crown-owned sellers successfully operate in nearly 100 overseas city environments.
Crown has established 6 manufacturing locations in the United States that include: New Knoxville; Celina, Ohio; Greencastle, Indiana; Kinston, North Carolina; Fort Loramie, Ohio; and New Bremen, Ohio. Serving their expanding overseas markets, Crown has production 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 over 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 profitable status as a reliable, safe and progressive organization by contented consumers worldwide. The company has earned over 50 prominent design awards and the Crown goods continue to attain recognition for top design superiority and modernization. For example, in the 1970's, Crown's launch of the side-stance design proved exciting and unparalleled by materials handling professionals. Today, this design has acquired common acceptance and earned a Design of the Decade award from the International Design Society of America. Once again, more than thirty years later, the 5200S Series Reach Truck is another industry first, providing the operator with several comfort options to lean, sit or stand, along with its unmatched productivity capacity.
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