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Crown moves to new, strategically located branch in Newcastle

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Crown Equipment’s new Newcastle location benefits from the latest in environmentally-friendly building practices

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Crown Equipment is facilitating growth in New South Wales’ Hunter region with the relocation of its Newcastle branch to a purpose-built, centrally located factory facility in Beresfield, close to the regional city.

The new location, which benefits from the latest in environmentally friendly building practices, was selected for its proximity to major highways and convenient location for customers in warehousing, logistics, mining, manufacturing and agriculture.

The site – at 21 Yilen Close, Beresfield – makes accessing Crown’s team of sales and service professionals easier for customers in need of material handling equipment, racking and shelving, dock levellers and other warehouse infrastructure.

The branch houses new and used Crown lift trucks and a comprehensive array of spare parts. It also serves as a base for 18 Crown service vans to meet the needs of customers as far afield as Grafton, Inverell and Umina.

Crown Equipment managing director Greg Simmonds says the investment in the new facility reflects the growing need for the company’s products and services in the area.

"The recent growth in Sydney has had a knock-on effect in the Hunter region just as it has in Wollongong, where Crown has also recently increased its footprint," Simmonds says. "Newcastle is one of the fastest-growing regional cities in New South Wales and where there are more people, there is a greater need for Crown lift trucks.

"Our new branch is home to an experienced team which has been meeting the material handling needs of customers in the region since 1982 with products that have been helping grow Australian businesses for over 50 years."

Simmonds says the new branch also helps Crown meet its own goals of reducing environmental impacts, from both sustainably engineered products and better management of its facilities.

"The branch’s building design incorporates new-generation skylighting, highly efficient LED lighting and water-harvesting equipment," he says.

"As they do at our Australian headquarters in Smithfield, New South Wales, these measures help to minimise the building’s environmental footprint and comply with Crown’s ecologic sustainability philosophy," he adds.

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. The company’s goal is to always provide the user with the safest, most efficient and ergonomic lift truck possible to lower total cost of ownership and increase uptime.

Crown Equipment opened its company owned Sydney branch operations in 1966, and has expanded its operations since then to become the largest privately-owned lift truck business in Australia. Crown is headquartered in Sydney, with more than 40 branches and dealers currently operating throughout the region.

The company designs and manufactures up to 85 per cent of its lift truck components, including key parts like motors, drive units, and electronic modules. With 19 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.

Call 131 604 to find out how Crown can help with your material handling requirements.


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