Crown Equipment Adds to History of Sustainability Recognition

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (August 18, 2022) – Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, was recently selected by Inbound Logistics as a Green Supply Chain Partner for 2022. This recognition acknowledges companies that go above and beyond to ensure their global supply chains are sustainable and that their operations are socially and environmentally friendly, leaving a positive footprint on the world.

Recipients are chosen based on four benchmarks including measurable green results, sustainability innovation, continuous improvement and industry recognition. Each company must show involvement and dedication to these factors to be considered for recognition each year.

“Protecting the environment is a belief held throughout Crown,” said Tonja Gray, Crown’s director of corporate environmental and manufacturing safety. “It is reflected in our corporate culture, our day-to-day business processes and our manufacturing operations. It is especially evident in our products, which are designed to be more efficient and last longer. Selection as a Green Supply Chain Partner serves as recognition of the commitment to sustainability demonstrated by Crown employees daily.”

Crown has considered sustainability to be a top priority for decades, focusing on the three key areas of social, environmental and economic sustainability. The company has achieved zero landfill status throughout six facilities and has earned nearly 30 sustainability awards.

Crown’s lift trucks are 99% recyclable and many are given a second life through the company’s remanufacturing and refurbishment programs. The company's design philosophy allows for the use of common components across different lift truck models, requiring fewer parts to maintain an entire forklift fleet. By producing products that use fewer components, require less maintenance, and last longer, Crown enables customers to enhance productivity, reduce costs and minimize environmental impacts.

For more information on Crown’s sustainability efforts, view the company’s ecologic™ report on the Sustainability page.


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 16,100 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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