Crown picks up ergonomics award

by MM&D Online Staff
Crown's SC 6000
Crown’s SC 6000

NEW BREMEN, Ohio—Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, recently earned the Excellence in Ergonomics award from the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) for the Crown SC 6000 Series electric counterbalanced forklift.

Known as the “Archies,” the FLTA awards are designed to encourage and reward examples of excellence throughout the forklift industry and, according to the organization’s website, are regarded as one of the most prestigious awards presented in the United Kingdom.

This year’s winners were announced at the FLTA Awards for Excellence ceremony on February 27, 2016 in Telford, England. Steve Stewart, director European branch operations, Crown Equipment, accepted the award for Crown.

“Each of our finalists represents a significant advance in forklift development,” said Peter Harvey, FLTA chief executive. “Through their efforts, they contribute to making operations safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly for generations to come. We are delighted to recognize and reward their fine efforts.”

The Crown SC 6000 offers a number of features that help improve operator comfort and performance in tough conditions, including new soft and hard cab options. The rugged design of the hard cabin and the two-way sliding, locking windows on the clear view doors improve operators’ control of their working conditions. The soft cabin features an acrylic top and rear window and doors that can be rolled up or down as weather conditions change.

“We are honored to be recognized with one of the most respected design awards in the world. As with all of our forklifts, the Crown SC 6000 is designed with the operator in mind,” said Andy Smith, director, marketing product management, Crown Equipment.