Crown adds IC forklift to product line

News Story
- 17 Jan 2008 ( #343 ) - COVINGTON, GA, United States
1 min read
Crown Equipment will distribute Komatsu-built internal combustion forklifts through its 40 dealers in the US and Canada.

The forklifts will be marketed under the new Hamech brand and are based on Komatsu's current model range. Crown's 62 independent dealers in North America can choose to offer Hamech in their product lines.

Crown says in a statement that the branding agreement with Komatsu Forklift USA allows its dealers to offer internal combustion forklifts and a consistent level of aftermarket support. The distribution network will manage Hamech part orders, service support and warranty.

Jim Moran, Crown's senior vice president, says adding Hamech forklifts means the Ohio-based forklift manufacturer can meet a wide range of customer needs.

Eric Kobori, Komatsu Forklift's vice president, sales & marketing, says the Japanese manufacturer is pleased to be chosen as Crown's OEM partner.

"Komatsu Forklift USA is very pleased that, in such a competitive marketplace, Crown valued the quality and reliability of the Komatsu product."

Crown, of New Bremen, Ohio, has been manufacturing electric forklifts since the mid-1950s. It is the leading electric forklift brand in the US. According to dhf-intralogistik's latest world ranking, Crown is the world's sixth largest forklift manufacturer.

In a November 2007 article, titled 'The BMW of Forklifts', Forbes writer Emily Schmall reports that Crown, the "last privately owned forklift manufacturer in US", has seen sales double in the past five years. Its sales totalled USD1.7 billion in 2006.

Komatsu Forklift USA, of Covington, Georgia, will only distribute its own brands through its dealer network in North America. Its product range includes internal combustion engine and electric forklifts with capacities from 3,000lbs to 35,000lbs (1,361kg to 1,5876kg).

Featured Business

Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co., Ltd.
Manufacturer of forklifts, power stackers & pallet trucks.

Inside Forkliftaction

After some pessimism last year, the International Monetary Fund has increased its 2022 and 2023 growth forecasts. Global growth will slow from 3.4% in 2022 to 2.9% in 2023 and then rebound to 3.1%, the global agency predicts.
The IMF is encouraged by the recent reopening of China, which it
...Continue Reading

Movers & Shakers

senior marketing manager
Tompkins Robotics, United States
chief digital officer
Wiferion, Germany
director of dealer development
Toyota Material Handling, United States
director of national accounts
Toyota Material Handling, United States

Upcoming Events

March 20-23, 2023 - Chicago, United States
May 18-20, 2023 - Guangzhou, China
June 28-29, 2023 - Frankfurt am Main, Germany

FOR SALE ON MACHINERY-ONQ

Yale GDP100MJNPBV110
Canada Ontario
United States Pennsylvania
Canada Ontario
Australia Victoria
"Thanks to our advertising with Forkliftaction, we were able to find new distributors for our disruptive proximity warning solution". Andreas Geamanu Global Sales & Marketing, Lopos Whatever your objective, we...
“…I'm happy to report that we recently appointed an ideal candidate who found us via the Forkliftaction ad. This speaks volumes from my point of view.” - Hamish Clark, President...

Featured Business

Cascade Corporation (World HQ)
Leading manufacturers of attachments, forks and related technologies for forklifts and AGVs.

Latest Jobs

Philadelphia, Mississippi, United States
Ghent, Kentucky, United States
Le Mars, IA, United States
Lexington, United States