DBA choose Crown lift truck fleet

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Disc Brakes Australia (DBA) is relying on a range of Crown lift trucks to keep up with global product demands.

DBA staff and Crown RR series lift truck
Disc Brakes Australia is using a range of Crown lift trucks

DBA has used Crown products for over 16 years and currently uses Crown’s RR series reach trucks, a CG series LPG counterbalance forklift, Wave Work Assist Vehicles and WP series power pallet trucks for its warehouse needs.

DBA’s Crown fleet helps transport large quantities of product around its busy workshop through different stages of manufacturing as well as warehousing and despatch.

DBA managing director Phillip Joseph says Crown has remained a strong business partner due to its combination of products and service.

"Disc Brakes Australia started in the early ’70s when we used to make just one disc for the HD/HR Holden. From that time on we’ve been manufacturing in excess of 30,000 disc rotors a month," Joseph says.

"During that time we’ve been very happy to have Crown supply us with material handling equipment," he adds. "Our operations start at six in the morning and run until 10 at night. Every day we have raw castings coming in and finished product going out.

"We’re located in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Townsville and at all locations we are using Crown forklifts.

"Price is not what determines the purchase of a product at Disc Brakes Australia. We want service, and we get service with Crown equipment," Joseph says.

DBA warehouse manager Mark Sutch says the company’s biggest challenge is finding available space and the weight of their products.

"The biggest challenges we have are the available space and the weight of our product; everything here is quite heavy," Sutch says. "We have everything from your basic pallet jack to electric pallet jacks, Wave pickers and high-reach lift trucks, and we’ve also got a counterbalance forklift."

DBA staff and Crown RR series lift truck
DBA has used Crown products for over 16 years

DBA produces over 30,000 disc rotors per month for a wide range of vehicle brands and supplies brake pads and fluid.

The Crown RR series reach truck increases storage density, improves work flow and helps operators work more efficiently. The RR series has a maximum lift height of 10,160mm and a load capacity of 1600-2000kg.

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