Crown Forklift Parts - The Crown corporation 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 business later that same year. At present, 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 family to maintain this position.
Now an globally diversified organization, Crown initially manufactured temperature controls for coal burning furnaces, servicing a small clientÃ¨le. The production of these control items took place in a former hardware store stationed in New Bremen, Ohio, where Crown's headquarters currently remain.
In 1949, responding to the public's rising interest in TV, Crown moved into the production of antenna rotators. This product was utilized to enhance TV reception and picture quality. The company's lucrative move allowed them to become a leading producer of units until 2001. The company ceased production in October after a decline in the worldwide demand for TV antenna rotators.
In the early 1950's Crown diversified into the manufacturing and restoration of electronic and mechanized components for government and private market. After several profitable bids within a short period of time, the company had built a reputable business in this field.
Versatility and success dominated Crown's ability to diversify once again. In 1957, production into the material handling industry started with forklift manufacturing. The organization believed the industry demanded a smaller line of superior quality lift trucks. Crown promptly created an exceptional series of progressive equipment and swiftly became the most rapidly evolving material handling company with its range of merchandise.
By 1966, Crown had ventured into the international material handling markets by opening up shop in Sydney, Australia. Sydney is currently a regional center of operations for Crown for all Pacific Asian sales, marketing and advertising, and services. Crown remains an unwavering market leader today, supported by exceptional service, solid sales and strong manufacturing operations.
In 1968, Crown established itself in the European market by obtaining an Irish production facility from its parent company, Steinbock, who was a German firm. They began to manufacture Crowns' (PTH), hand pallet trucks. Later on that same year, Crown began their first London operation situated nearby 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 and advertising lift trucks across Europe through independent dealers.
Today, Crown manufactures an enormous fleet of electric lift trucks. The company's vendor network, situated in key international markets, consists of both Crown-owned and independently-owned dealers. They are accountable 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, advertising and marketing, engineering and design functions for India, Africa, the Middle East along with Europe. The diverse relations of global dealers and Crown-owned dealers successfully operate in nearly 100 overseas city environments.
The 6 USA production locations for Crown include New Bremen, Ohio; New Knoxville, Ohio; Fort Loramie, Ohio; Celina, Ohio; Kinston, North Carolina; and Greencastle, Indiana. Crown proudly manufactures internationally, making forklifts in Sydney, Australia ever 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 consist of locations in Singapore, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Korea, Malaysia, England, Germany, Belgium and Australia.
Crown has earned a successful reputation as a dependable, trustworthy and forward-thinking organization by contented customers worldwide. The company has earned over 50 distinguished design awards and the Crown goods continue to attain recognition for top design brilliance and innovation. To provide an example, in the 1970's, Crown's launch of the side-stance design proved exciting and unparalleled by material handling specialists. Today, this design has gained 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 market first, offering the operator with multiple comfort choices to lean, sit or stand, along with its unmatched productivity capacity.
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