Crown Forklift Parts - 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. At this time, his son, James F. Dicke II, is Chairman and CEO. James F. Dicke III, serves as the company President at the moment, becoming the fourth generation of the Dicke family to continue this position.
Now an globally diversified organization, Crown first manufactured 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 presently remain.
By the year 1949, Crown moved 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 signal 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 need for television antenna rotators.
Crown before long diversified its manufacturing to include the restoration of mechanized and electrical components for private and government use in the early 1950's. Following a number of lucrative bids inside a short period of time, the company had built a respectable business in this field.
Flexibility and achievement dominated Crown's capability to diversify once again. In 1957, production into the materials handling industry started with lift truck manufacturing. The organization believed the industry needed a smaller line of superior quality lift trucks. Crown promptly produced an exceptional series of modern equipment and swiftly grew to be the most rapidly evolving materials handling company with its range of products.
By 1966, Crown had ventured into the international materials handling markets by opening up shop in Sydney, Australia. Sydney is at this time 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 solid production operations.
Two years later, Crown had moved into the European marketplaces by buying up an Irish manufacturing facility from a German Company, Steinbock. There they started to construct PTH hand pallet trucks. Later on that same year, Crown began their first London operation located near Heathrow Airport. The sales and service operation of Crown's comprehensive lift truck line was accessible in the UK by the end of the decade. In the early 1970's, Crown expanded and began marketing forklifts across Europe through autonomous dealers.
Crown today has a huge network of Crown-owned and independently-owned dealers in many key global markets delivering a vast fleet of electric forklifts. They are accountable for managing the company's product sales and service.
There is Corporate facilities in Munich, Germany and in New Bremen Ohio, which offer promotional sales and national marketing support to all of their sellers and sales personnel. Crown sellers and sales personnel are trained in-house in many disciplines to guarantee the utmost reliability and service. The Munich office was launched in the 1980's and provides purchasing, marketing, engineering and design functions for India, Africa, the Middle East along with Europe. The diverse family of international dealers 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 foreign 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.
Through its numerous clientÃ¨le around the world, Crown has built an excellent reputation as a maker of progressive, safe and dependable machines. The company has been awarded more than 50 prominent design awards and the products that Crown develops continues to attain credit for innovation and top design excellence. To provide an example, in the 1970's, Crown's launch of the side-stance design proved exciting and unparalleled by materials handling specialists. Today, this design has gained popular 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 original, providing the operator with multiple comfort options to lean, sit or stand, along with its unmatched productivity capability.
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