Who We Are
Since its entry into the material handling equipment industry in 1960, Crown has earned a reputation as a leading innovator in world-class forklift and material handling equipment.
Crown designs and manufactures up to 85 percent of its lift truck components, including key parts like motors, drive units, and electronic modules. When it says Crown on the outside, it's a Crown on the inside.
What We Do
From our smallest hand pallet truck to our highest lifting turret truck, Crown designs, manufactures, distributes, services and supports material handling products that provide customers with superior value.
Our broad global branch and dealer network provides a wide variety of quality material handling equipment, storage solutions and support services.
Where We Are
With 18 manufacturing facilities worldwide and more than 500 retail locations in 84 countries, Crown has an extensive global production, sales and service network to meet customer needs anytime, anywhere.
Local support on a global scale
Our strategic locations worldwide offer reliable, flexible and responsive support including sales, service, regional training centres and much more.
Since 1945, Crown has grown from a one-room operation in rural Ohio to one of the top five largest lift truck manufacturers in the world.
A History of Innovation
Crown's history began when two brothers, the late Carl H. Dicke and Allen A. Dicke, founded the company in New Bremen, Ohio, in 1945. Today, the fourth generation of the Dicke family continues to lead Crown.
Production of a line of high-quality lift trucks for intermediate-duty use began in 1960. Crown soon became the fastest-growing material handling company in its range of products. Crown lift trucks have earned a reputation as safe, reliable and productive by customers throughout the world, and the innovative spark that fueled Crown's past success is still alive today. Crown products continue to receive recognition for design excellence, having earned more than 80 prominent design awards.
Today, Crown manufactures a wide variety of electric and internal combustion lift trucks and components in 18 facilities throughout the world. Product sales and service are handled by the company's network of Crown-owned and independent dealers located in key markets. Dealer and sales personnel are factory-trained in all disciplines and backed by advertising.