Crown Equipment Corp., New Bremen, Ohio, relocated to a larger and more strategically-placed premise in the eastern seaport area of Bangkok, Thailand. The relocation positions Crown to better support its growing customer base in terms of capacity and service response times. Additionally, it enables Crown to implement a number of new environmental initiatives.

Strategically situated between Suvarnabhumi Airport and the busy seaports, with fast road access to all major industrial districts, Crown’s new facility reflects its desire to provide trained technicians at the right time with the right part. Customers in the Chon Buri and Chanthaburi District further to the east are still supported by Crown’s Rayong spare parts and maintenance facility along with the team of service engineers based there.

“With the opening of this new facility, we are now able to store more lift trucks, 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. “This is another milestone in our continuing role of supporting manufacturing, retail, warehousing and logistics companies in Thailand.”

At more than three times the size of Crown’s previous Thailand head office location, the new facility affords Crown many advantages, including extra space to accommodate a significantly expanded workshop area and spare parts holdings. 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. For instance, our annual ecologic reporthighlights Crown’s global efforts to minimize waste, manage energy use and maximize 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,” adds Calleia.