Crown Equipment is boosting its presence in Thailand with new premises that are triple the size of its previous head office location.
Situated between Suvarnabhumi Airport and the busy eastern seaport area of Bangkok, the new facility has fast road access to all major industrial districts. Crown says it wants to provide trained technicians "at the right time, with the right part" to deliver cost savings and value for customers.
Customers in the Chon Buri and Chanthaburi area, further to the east, are still supported by Crown's Rayong spare parts and maintenance facility and its team of service engineers.
"With the opening of this new facility, we are now able to store more forklifts, more spare parts and accessories, and house our growing number of technical, engineering, sales and administrative staff today and for many years to come," says David Calleia, managing director Southeast Asia, Crown Equipment. "This is another milestone in our continuing role of supporting manufacturing, retail, warehousing and logistics companies in Thailand."
The new office has extra space to accommodate a significantly expanded workshop area and spare parts holdings. According to Calleia, the new facility also means that Crown Thailand can continue to make environmental gains.
"This new facility advances our waste management and recycling programs and practices. As a global company, we are committed to being as proactive as possible," Calleia explains. The company's annual ecology report highlights Crown's global efforts to minimise waste, manage energy use and maximise product and facility lifespan.
"We know that our customers in Thailand are also interested in protecting the environment, so this is a positive move for us in this important environmental area," he adds.
Crown Equipment's global headquarters is located in New Bremen, Ohio, USA, with regional headquarters in Australia, China, Germany and Singapore. Its employees number over 10,000 worldwide. Crown operates a service and distribution network that exceeds 500 retail locations in over 80 countries.