Crown Equipment Moves to Larger, More Strategic Premises in Thailand

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, announced its relocation to a larger and more strategically-placed premises in the high-growth eastern seaport area of Bangkok, Thailand. The relocation positions Crown to better support its growing customer base in terms of capacity and service response times. Additionally, it enables Crown to implement a number of new environmental initiatives.

Strategically situated between Suvarnabhumi Airport and the busy seaports, with fast road access to all major industrial districts, Crown’s new facility reflects its desire to provide trained technicians at the right time with the right part to deliver cost savings and value for customers. Customers in the Chon Buri and Chanthaburi District further to the east are still supported by Crown’s Rayong spare parts and maintenance facility along with the team of service engineers based there.

With the opening of this new facility, we are now able to store more lift trucks, more spare parts and accessories, and house our growing number of technical, engineering, sales and administrative staff today and for many years to come,” said David Calleia, managing director Southeast Asia, Crown Equipment. “This is another milestone in our continuing role of supporting manufacturing, retail, warehousing and logistics companies in Thailand.”

At more than three times the size of Crown’s previous Thailand head office location, the new facility affords Crown many advantages including extra space to accommodate a significantly expanded workshop area and spare parts holdings. According to Calleia, the new facility also means that Crown Thailand can continue to make environmental gains.

“This new facility advances our waste management and recycling programs and practices. As a global company, we are committed to being as proactive as possible. For instance, our annual ecologic report highlights Crown’s global efforts to minimize waste, manage energy use and maximize product and facility lifespan. We know that our customers in Thailand are also interested in protecting the environment, so this is a positive move for us in this important environmental area.”

About Crown Equipment Corporation

Crown is one of the world’s largest material handling companies with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology, and superior after-sale service. Crown’s business philosophy utilizes vertically integrated processes to design, manufacture and distribute forward-thinking, innovative solutions that improve customers’ productivity and operating efficiency. Crown produces a broad range of forklifts as well as automation and fleet management technologies.

The company’s global headquarters is located in New Bremen, Ohio, USA, with regional headquarters in Australia, China, Germany and Singapore. Its employees number more than 10,000 worldwide. Crown operates a service and distribution network that exceeds 500 retail locations in over 80 countries. To learn more about Crown’s ideas for helping customers advance the productivity of their operations, visit

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