Crown, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has once again earned the prestigious iF Design Award from iF International Forum Design.
An international jury of 63 independent experts awarded Crown the coveted seal of approval in the “Automobiles/Vehicles” category, in recognition of the high-quality product design of the company’s WP 3010 compact pallet truck. Since 1962, Crown has received more than 100 awards from internationally renowned design institutions and associations. This is Crown’s 30th iF Design Award. The award was presented on March 9, 2018 at a gala event held at BMW World in Munich, Germany.
Crown Director of Industrial Design Jim Kraimer explained: “The WP 3010 compact pallet truck is the smart solution for a wide range of tasks – especially in the food retail, beverage and logistics sectors. Ultimately, this agile powerhouse is all about speeding up goods turnover and enhancing productivity, while minimising the costs involved. The fact that our work is recognised by well-known design professionals gives us yet another incentive to continue with our successful approach to design.”
Launched in 2017, the WP 3010 is an exceptionally compact, manoeuvrable addition to Crown’s WP 3000 pallet truck series. Weighing as little as 279 kilograms (without battery), the truck is exceptionally light. At the same time, it is also robust and extremely powerful. Despite a load capacity of up to 1.6 tonnes, the pallet truck can be manoeuvred in the tightest of spaces, and thanks to durable steel covers, will resist impacts and collisions throughout its working life. The pallet truck is designed to fit neatly into a fully laden lorry without taking up valuable load space. Alternatively, it can be stowed in a storage box beneath the vehicle.