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Crown bags top prize in logistics equipment category at SBR Awards 2018

Crown Equipment (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., part of Crown Equipment Corporation, led the Logistics Equipment Company category with its innovative InfoLink® technology at the Singapore Business Review (SBR) International Business Awards 2018.

Crown is one of the world’s largest material handling companies. The SBR International Business Awards honour international companies making significant contributions to business in Southeast Asia.

The SBR organisation encouraged participants to showcase their most innovative technologies, projects and specific products in operation utilising industry leading best practices that effectively improve business operations for companies in the Southeast Asia region. Successful nominees were invited to present their best case studies to a selected panel of experts.

The judging panel consisted of Ng Jiak See, executive director and head of corporate finance advisory at Deloitte Singapore & Southeast Asia; Choo Eng Chuan, ASEAN markets leader and partner, international and corporate tax services at Ernst & Young Solutions LLP; Toh Kim Teck, assurance partner at Foo Kon Tan LLP; and Henry Tan, managing director at NEXIA TS.

This year, Crown presented the InfoLink® Operator and Fleet Management system as its winning entry, a wireless solution that puts the power of accurate, on-demand business metrics at the users’ fingertips. Crown brings the benefits of technology to material handling by connecting forklift trucks, operators and facilities and collecting accurate, real-time information for better decision-making. The solution also enables the monitoring and management of operator factors that affect the bottom line, including compliance, impacts, and productivity.

InfoLink® also tracks data across the entire forklift fleet to provide insight on fleet utilisation, energy consumption, and service scheduling. InfoLink® is specially designed with a user-friendly interface that provides helpful tools, such as real-time alerts, intuitive dashboards, and detailed reports, for managers, supervisors, safety managers and operators. This on-demand performance data will contribute to better decision- making as it allows clients to explore and analyse issues quickly, as well as set benchmarks via interactive dashboard tools.

The solution can also be implemented with ease. By combining precise truck-based sensors, secure wireless data transmission, and a cloud-based management portal, InfoLink provides maximum benefits with minimal equipment or expense. The solution is also easily customisable, with modules to be installed on an entire forklift fleet; electric and gas forklifts, non-Crown lift trucks and other vehicles. InfoLink® is available as a secure, scalable web- based solution, so its full functionality is available whenever and wherever required.

“Customers in Singapore and throughout the world have experienced the safety, productivity and efficiency benefits of the InfoLink® system,” said Steven Hill, the managing director of Crown Equipment, Southeast Asia.

“It connects lift trucks, operators and facilities to capture accurate, real time information that enables informed business decisions with beneficial bottom line results.”

XPO Logistics, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing logistics companies, referenced the operational results delivered in partnership with Crown. XPO Logistics required efficient, reliable and productive material handling equipment capable of synergising with XPO staff and systems in order to meet and exceed the needs of its customers. With Crown’s InfoLink®, XPO Logistics has successfully achieved its objectives at lower costs with higher productivity, improved safety and compliance, as well as optimised operations.

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