Roberto De Gasperin, General Manager / Crown Lift Trucks srl
Can you give us some details about the solutions that you will present at the second edition of INTRALOGISTICA ITALIA in 2018??
Roberto De Gasperin,
Direttore Generale | Crown Lift Trucks srl
Crown will showcase its versatile range of forklifts from compact electric pallet trucks to powerful counterbalance trucks. Furthermore, visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about Crown’s future-proof technology solutions in terms of forklift automation and connectivity. Examples for these technologies are the comprehensive cloud-based fleet and operator management system InfoLink and the proven QuickPick Remote order picking technology, enabling the operator to navigate the forklift via a remote control which is incorporated in a special working glove.
INTRALOGISTICA ITALIA is positioned within The Innovation Alliance platform co-located with shows such as PLAST, IPACK-IMA, MEAT-TECH, PRINT4ALL. What are the advantages of this for your company?
All these shows attract visitors from a variety of industries, which we’re aiming at as potential customers, such as for example the printing and packaging or the manufacturing segments. Therefore, the Innovation Alliance platform offers promising opportunities for Crown to raise brand awareness and expand valuable business relations.
In your opinion, what will intralogistics look like in the future? Looking at the market figures for the sector and future forecasts, what are your expectations?
The trends are clearly recognisable in our industry. Keywords such as digitalisation, industry 4.0, connectivity, automation and big data are on everyone’s lips. Modern technologies are finding more and more their way into modern warehouse logistics. Together with our customers, we are constantly striving for efficient solutions to optimise warehouse processes and minimise total cost of ownership. Our proven solutions for semi-automation such as the QuickPick Remote order picking technology and the RFID-controlled Auto Positioning System for VNA trucks prove this. Crown’s comprehensive fleet and operator management system InfoLink provides valuable and scalable management information based on advanced sensor technology and efficient data mining concepts that quickly lead to significant cost reductions and productivity gains for our customers.
Crown Equipment Corporation, headquartered in New Bremen, Ohio, USA has been a family-run business since its inception in 1945. Today, Crown is one of the world’s largest companies specialising in state-of-the-art material handling solutions. The company’s worldwide network comprises 18 manufacturing facilities in the USA, Germany, Mexico and China and more than 500 retail outlets in 84 countries.
The Crown name stands for award-winning product design and advanced, intelligent engineering, as well as proven reliability, high productivity and first-class customer service. In addition to a comprehensive range of lift trucks, Crown develops and sells pioneering automation and fleet management technologies. These innovative products and solutions are designed to add genuine value for customers by helping to enhance real-world logistics performance while simultaneously reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) in the warehouse.
Crown’s product portfolio includes a versatile range of tough, long-lasting lift trucks suitable for almost any application and any industry – from the unique, multifunctional Wave Work Assist Vehicle to hand pallet trucks and reach trucks through to narrow-aisle turret trucks and counterbalance trucks.