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Crown Equipment Expands In Europe

Posted on December 5, 2013

Crown, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, is expanding its activities in Germany with three new investments intended to enhance customer service throughout Europe. Crown plans to relocate its European headquarters from Munich to a nearby location in Feldkirchen where the company has acquired a developed commercial site. The move is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

Secondly, Crown has manufactured its products in Roding, Bavaria since 1986. What originally began as a production site for hand pallet trucks and components now consolidates Crown’s entire European forklift production for the EMEA region and other world markets.

For the expansion of its Roding facility, Crown acquired a site on a new industrial and commercial estate, where the company is currently constructing a production hall and a three-story office building. Construction is scheduled for completion in mid-2014. The existing premises will also continue operations.

The new parts and service center in Pliening, also near Munich, rounds off the trio. With this new logistics center, Crown is tripling its available space. Beginning in October, Pliening now handles spare parts supplies for the EMEA region. From here, the company makes overnight deliveries within its European core markets direct to the service engineers’ vehicles or to final customers.

Since last year, the company has also opened service and distribution centers in Spain (Madrid), Austria (Vienna) and Italy (Milan).