Crown Earns Recognition as Top Software and Technology Provider

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (February 5, 2019) — Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has been named to the Food Logistics 2018 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list. The annual list recognizes software and technology providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain.

“The digital supply chain continues its rapid emergence, bringing with it expanded capabilities that impact visibility, security, compliance and efficiency,” said Lara L. Sowinski, editorial director for Food Logistics and its sister publication, Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “Every aspect of the global food supply chain stands to benefit from new and innovative software and technology that is fundamentally changing the global food supply chain.”

Crown’s connected solutions, such as its InfoLink® fleet and operator management system, and its automation solutions, including QuickPick® Remote order picking technology and Auto Positioning System and Auto Fence features of its TSP Series Very Narrow Aisle Turret Trucks, are examples of the advanced software and technology available to help companies in the food and beverage industries increase productivity and efficiency in their operations.

“Crown is harnessing increased connectivity to transform the forklift into a mobile information technology hub capable of collecting and processing data on product movement, worker productivity and equipment utilization,” said Jim Gaskell, director of global technology business development, Crown Equipment. “It is also helping customers utilize a scalable approach to connectivity to provide the necessary operational visibility to introduce automation to applications in the warehouse and supply chain.”

 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 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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