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 on that same year. Presently, 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 built temperature controls for coal burning furnaces, servicing a small clientÃ¨le. The assembly of these control units took place in a former hardware store located in New Bremen, Ohio, where Crown's headquarters presently remain.
By the year 1949, Crown shifted into the making of rotators for antenna due the increased fascination with televisions at the time. The product was proficient at improving the image and reception quality. The company's profitable move enabled 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 mechanical components for government and private market. After several profitable bids within a short period of time, the company had developed a reputable 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 forklift production. The company believed the market required a smaller line of top-quality quality forklifts. Crown immediately produced an exceptional range of contemporary equipment and swiftly became the most rapidly evolving material handling company with its collection of merchandise.
In 1966, Crown ventured outside of the US materials handling marketplace and into Australia. Sydney, Australia is home to the regional head office and at present leads Crown's Asia Pacific service, sales and advertising and marketing teams. Crown remains an unwavering industry leader these days, supported by exceptional service, solid sales and strong 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 situated 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 forklifts across Europe through independent sellers.
Nowadays, Crown manufactures a massive fleet of electric forklifts. The company's supplier network, stationed in key international markets, consists of both Crown-owned and independently-owned sellers. They are responsible for managing the company's product sales and service.
There is Corporate offices in Munich, Germany and in New Bremen Ohio, which provide promotional sales and nationwide advertising support to all of their sellers and sales personnel. Crown sellers and sales personnel are trained in-house in various disciplines to ensure the utmost reliability and service. The Munich office was launched in the 1980's and offers purchasing, advertising and marketing, engineering and design capabilities for India, Africa, the Middle East along with Europe. The diverse relations of international sellers and Crown-owned sellers successfully operate in almost 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 growing overseas 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 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 company by fulfilled clients worldwide. The company has earned over 50 prominent design awards and the Crown goods continue to attain recognition for top design excellence and innovation. For instance, in the 1970's, Crown's introduction of the side-stance design proved exciting and unparalleled by material handling professionals. Today, this design has gained widespread 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 options to lean, sit or stand, along with its unparalleled output capability.
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