SaltWorks, located in Woodinville, WA, is the world’s largest natural sea salt manufacturer. Having grown from a small home-based business into a globally-oriented company operating out of a custom-built 130,000 square foot facility, SaltWorks imports sea salt from 25 different countries around the world and processes it into more than 110 varieties and redistributes the product globally. The vertically integrated company has developed its own proprietary processes to produce the cleanest sea salt in the world, using no chemicals or artificial coloring.
SaltWorks originally relied on a fleet of used LPG internal combustion forklifts and frequently experienced unexpected downtime due to poor reliability. When the company decided an electric fleet would be better suited to their environment, it started with used counterbalance forklifts from a variety of manufacturers. The operators preferred the Crown forklift for its maneuverability, reliability and ergonomics, leading SaltWorks to invest in a new fleet of Crown electric forklifts and pallet trucks selected for specific applications. As a new electric forklift user, the company also needed a way to ensure they would operate efficiently and maximize ROI.