Crown, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, is to open a new Midlands facility following its acquisition of a speculative development on a landmark site in Perry Barr, Birmingham.
Crown Lift Trucks has started fit-out at the 46,000 sq ft Grade-A warehouse and industrial unit and is expected to create employment opportunities in the region, including workshop and service engineers and administration personnel. The facility, which has been developed by Barberry Group, is based on the former Tuckers Fastenings site at Walsall Road, Perry Barr.
Crown Lift Trucks Ltd currently supplies a wide range of material handling equipment combined with fleet management and automation technologies for almost any type of UK industry from its three current UK branches. The new Midlands operation will assist in the expansion of its UK business.
Simon Barkworth, UK Managing Director at Crown Lift Trucks (UK) Ltd., says: “It is a very exciting time for Crown UK. Our business has grown significantly in the UK and we are delighted to expand into additional bigger premises. Adding to our current branches in Basingstoke, Warrington and Coatbridge, Scotland, this modern facility will allow us to focus upon and support our centrally-based customers more effectively as well as serve as a national training facility, particularly for our service engineers.
“We are certainly seeking service staff in the immediate area, however, from a training point of view, this facility is being designed to handle our national needs. Therefore, no matter where you are located in the UK, if you are interested in our industry or you are in the industry and your skill-set needs sharpening to meet today’s ever-increasing technological advancements, now is a great time to contact us at Crown.”