Continental/Midland LLC

Increase Productivity Through Enhanced Operator Comfort and Safety with Crown’s TSP Series

Move Product 2X Faster

Increased Productivity

Increased productivity with a man-up truck that allows operators to touch the product only once and move product twice as fast.

Improved Safety

Improved operator safety with the MoveControl Seat by delivering optimum visibility with the swivel seat. 

“With the TSP, we can pick what is needed and only handle the product once instead of twice. This helps cut down on any damage and moves our product twice as fast.” 


Ken Breiner

Warehouse Manager - Continental/Midland



Continental/Midland produces fasteners for manufacturing applications, including automotive, household appliances, truck and truck trailers, gasoline engines, and a variety of other applications. Located in Park Forest, Illinois, near Chicago, Continental/Midland has more than 75 years of fastener experience. 



Throughout its 9,290-square-metre (100,000-square-foot) warehouse, Continental/Midland utilises forklifts to move product and perform picking duties over multiple shifts scheduled six days per week. Operators were using man-down trucks, requiring them to handle products twice to pull product from the racks, fill orders and replace the unused product. This led to reduced productivity and the increased risk of handling damage. The company realised it needed a forklift that would enable them to pick and fill orders faster but was also capable of operating within their narrow aisle application.


To continue Continental/Midland’s six-year relationship with Crown Equipment, the company purchased three TSP Series very narrow-aisle turret stockpickers proven to enhance operator comfort, ergonomics and productivity. Crown’s TSP Series is a versatile man-up truck that delivers advanced features to improve operator comfort. The MoveControl Seat offers unmatched flexibility and comfort and features a swivel seat and backrest, cushioned armrests, height adjustability and 110 degree flexibility. With Crown’s three-wheel design, fine-tuned steering and exceptional visibility, the TSP Series achieves total cycle performance in and out of the aisle.