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 that same year. Currently, his son, James F. Dicke II, is Chairman and CEO. James F. Dicke III, serves as the company Head today, becoming the fourth generation of the Dicke family to maintain this position.
Crown in the beginning started with a small clientÃ¨le developing temperature controls that they manufactured for coal burning furnaces. The assembly of these control units took place in a former hardware store stationed in New Bremen, Ohio, where Crown's center of operations presently remain.
By the year 1949, Crown shifted into the making of rotators for antenna due the increased interest in 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 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 repair of electronic and mechanized machinery for government and private market. After several profitable bids inside a short period of time, the company had built a respectable business in this field.
Adaptability and success dominated Crown's ability to diversify once again. In 1957, production into the material handling industry began with lift truck production. The company believed the industry required a smaller line of first-class quality forklifts. Crown quickly created an exceptional series of contemporary equipment and swiftly became the most rapidly evolving material handling company with its assortment of merchandise.
In 1966, Crown ventured outside of the US material handling market and into Australia. Sydney, Australia is home to the regional head office and presently leads Crown's Asia Pacific service, sales and marketing and advertising teams. Crown remains an unwavering industry leader these days, supported by exceptional operations, solid sales and solid production operations.
In 1968, Crown established itself in the European market by purchasing an Irish production plant from its parent company, Steinbock, who was a German firm. They started to manufacture Crowns' (PTH), hand pallet trucks. Later that same year, Crown started their first London operation located near Heathrow Airport. The sales and service operation of Crown's comprehensive forklift line was offered 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.
Today, Crown manufactures a huge fleet of electric lift trucks. The company's vendor network, situated in key global 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 national marketing and promotional sales support to all supplier and sales personnel. Both Crown sales and seller personnel are factory- trained in all disciplines to guarantee the utmost reliability and service. The Munich office was launched in the 1980's and provides purchasing, marketing, engineering and design capabilities for India, Africa, the Middle East along with Europe. The diverse family of global dealers and Crown-owned sellers successfully operate in almost 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, producing 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 profitable reputation as a dependable, trustworthy and forward-thinking company by contented clients worldwide. The company has earned over 50 distinguished design awards and the Crown products continue to attain recognition for top design excellence and modernization. For instance, in the 1970's, Crown's introduction of the side-stance design proved exciting and unparalleled by materials handling specialists. Today, this design has acquired general 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 market first, offering the operator with multiple comfort choices to lean, sit or stand, along with its unparalleled output capacity.
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