Crown Lift Trucks acquires new Midlands site

Pictured: (far left) Jon Robinson, Development Director, Barberry Developments, (second from the left) Paul Kelly, Head of UK Service, Crown Lift Trucks Ltd, (centre) Simon Barkworth, UK Managing Director, Crown Lift Trucks Ltd, (second from right) Adam McGuinness, Director, MWRE and (far right) Callum Durrant, JLL

Crown, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, is to open a new Midlands facility following its acquisition of a speculative development on a landmark site in Perry Barr, Birmingham.

Crown Lift Trucks has started fit-out at the 46,000 sq ft Grade-A warehouse and industrial unit and is expected to create employment opportunities in the region, including workshop and service engineers and administration personnel. The facility, which has been developed by Barberry Group, is based on the former Tuckers Fastenings site at Walsall Road, Perry Barr.

Crown Lift Trucks Ltd, currently supplies a wide range of material handling equipment combined with fleet management and automation technologies for almost any type of UK industry from its three current UK branches. The new Midlands operation will assist in the expansion of its UK business.

Simon Barkworth, UK Managing Director at Crown Lift Trucks (UK) Ltd., says: “It is a very exciting time for Crown UK. Our business has grown significantly in the UK and we are delighted to expand into this additional bigger premises. Adding to our current branches in Basingstoke, Warrington and Coatbridge, Scotland, this modern facility will allow us to focus and support upon our centrally-based customers more effectively as well as serve as a national training facility, particularly for our service engineers. We are certainly seeking service staff in the immediate area however, from a training point of view, this facility is being designed to handle our national needs. Therefore, no matter where one is located in the UK, if you are interested in our industry or you are in the industry and your skill-set needs sharpened to meet today’s ever-increasing technological advancements, now is a great time to contact us at Crown.”

About Crown Equipment Corporation – EMEA

Crown is one of the world’s largest material handling companies with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology supported by superior after-sales service. Crown’s business philosophy utilises vertically integrated processes to design, manufacture and distribute forward-thinking innovative solutions that improve customers’ productivity and operating efficiency. Crown develops, produces and sells 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 Germany, Australia, China and Singapore. Its employees number more than 15,000 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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