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. Presently, his son, James F. Dicke II, is Chairman and CEO. James F. Dicke III, serves as the company President these days, becoming the fourth generation of the Dicke descendants to uphold this position.
Crown in the beginning began with a small clientele developing 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 headquarters presently remain.
By the year 1949, Crown moved into the construction of rotators for antenna due the greater interest in televisions at the time. The product was proficient at improving the picture and reception quality. The company's successful move allowed them to become a leading maker 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 production and restoration of electronic and mechanized parts for government and private market. Following numerous successful bids within a brief period of time, the company had developed a reputable business in this field.
With such adaptability and success, Crown was able to diversify its production to include materials handling equipment. Crown started the assembly of forklifts and lift vehicles in 1957. The organization believed the industry demanded a smaller line of top-quality quality forklifts. Crown quickly produced an exceptional series of progressive equipment and swiftly grew to be the most rapidly evolving materials handling organization with its variety of products.
In 1966, Crown ventured outside of the US material handling market and into Australia. Sydney, Australia is home to the regional head office and currently leads Crown's Asia Pacific service, sales and advertising and marketing teams. Crown remains an unwavering market leader today, supported by exceptional operations, solid sales and strong production 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 near Heathrow Airport. The sales and service operation of Crown's comprehensive lift truck line was available 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 autonomous sellers.
Crown at the moment has a considerable network of Crown-owned and independently-owned sellers in various key worldwide markets delivering a vast fleet of electric lift trucks. They are accountable for handling the company's product sales and service.
There is Corporate facilities in Munich, Germany and in New Bremen Ohio, which provide promotional sales and national advertising support to all of their sellers and sales personnel. Crown dealers and sales personnel are trained in-house in various disciplines to guarantee the utmost reliability and service. The Munich office was launched in the 1980's and provides purchasing, advertising and marketing, engineering and design functions for India, Africa, the Middle East along with Europe. The diverse family of global dealers and Crown-owned dealers effectively operate in almost 100 overseas city environments.
The 6 USA manufacturing 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 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 clientele around the world, Crown has built an outstanding reputation as a producer of forward-thinking, safe and dependable machines. The company has been awarded more than 50 distinguished design awards and the products that Crown develops continues to attain recognition for innovation and top design excellence. For example, 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. Once again, more than thirty years later, the 5200S Series Reach Truck is another market original, providing the operator with many comfort choices to lean, sit or stand, along with its unequaled productivity capability.
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