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. Presently, 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 internationally diversified corporation, Crown first manufactured temperature controls for coal burning furnaces, servicing a small client base. The assembly of these control units took place in a former hardware store based in New Bremen, Ohio, where Crown's center of operations presently remain.
In 1949, responding to the public's growing appeal of the television, Crown moved into the manufacture of antenna rotators. This product was used to improve television reception and image quality. The company's profitable move allowed them to become a leading maker of units until 2001. The company ceased production in October after a decline in the worldwide demand 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. After numerous successful bids inside a short period of time, the company had developed 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 manufacturing. The company believed the market demanded a smaller line of top-quality quality lift trucks. Crown immediately fashioned an exceptional range of contemporary equipment and swiftly became the most rapidly evolving materials handling organization with its range of merchandise.
By 1966, Crown had ventured into the foreign materials handling markets by opening up shop in Sydney, Australia. Sydney is now a regional head office for Crown for all Pacific Asian sales, marketing, and services. Crown remains an unwavering industry leader today, supported by exceptional service, solid sales and strong production operations.
Two years later, Crown had moved into the European markets by buying up an Irish manufacturing facility from a German Company, Steinbock. There they started to build PTH hand pallet trucks. Later that same year, Crown began their first London operation situated near Heathrow Airport. The sales and service operation of Crown's comprehensive lift truck line was offered in the UK by the end of the decade. In the early 1970's, Crown expanded and began marketing forklifts across Europe through autonomous sellers.
Crown these days has a huge network of Crown-owned and independently-owned sellers in many key worldwide markets offering a vast fleet of electric lift trucks. They are accountable for managing the company's product sales and service.
Corporate offices in New Bremen, Ohio and Munich, Germany provide national marketing and promotional sales support to all seller and sales personnel. Both Crown sales and supplier personnel are factory- trained in all disciplines to ensure the utmost reliability and service. The Munich office was launched in the 1980's and offers purchasing, marketing and advertising, engineering and design capabilities for India, Africa, the Middle East along with Europe. The diverse relations of international dealers and Crown-owned sellers successfully operate in almost 100 foreign city environments.
Crown has established 6 manufacturing locations in the United States that consist of: New Knoxville; Celina, Ohio; Greencastle, Indiana; Kinston, North Carolina; Fort Loramie, Ohio; and New Bremen, Ohio. Serving their growing foreign markets, Crown has manufacturing 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 more than 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 successful reputation as a reliable, safe and progressive organization by fulfilled consumers worldwide. The company has earned over 50 prominent design awards and the Crown goods continue to attain recognition for top design excellence and modernization. Just to illustrate, in the 1970's, Crown's introduction of the side-stance design proved exciting and unparalleled by materials handling professionals. 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 original, providing the operator with many comfort options to lean, sit or stand, along with its unmatched output capacity.
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