Leading warehouse material handling company, Crown, has won the German Design Award 2015 for its semi-automated QuickPick® Remote order-picking system.

The German Design Council presented Crown with the award at the awards ceremony, in Frankfurt, Germany, in February 2015.

Crown is distributed in Southern Africa by Goscor Lift Truck Company, part of Imperial’s Goscor group.

The Design Council jury highlighted that the QuickPick® Remote is the world’s first semi-automated order picker of its kind. Crown was also acknowledged for the well-designed concept behind the technology, which combines a Crown low-level order picker with a remote-control glove.

“We are honoured to be recognised for this prestigious achievement. This is a unique innovation that truly simplifies the order picking process, and simplifies the lives of both management and hard-working drivers,” said Crown’s director of design Jim Kramer.

The lift truck itself sets a high ergonomic benchmark, but can also be manoeuvred from a distance using the unique remote-control glove with laser sensors in the truck. “This is not only what makes it truly innovative, but also what ensures safety in operations,” the Design Council Jury explained.

This QuickPick® Remote greatly reduces the distance that drivers must walk while carrying loads, and improves productivity by up to 25 percent. Further, a modern, dynamic-looking design reflects the visionary nature of this patented technology in every detail.

The Design Council jury highlighted that an exceptionally high standard had now been set by Crown.

“This award by the German Design Council validates the benefits and added value of Crown’s innovative technology,” says GLTC MD Darryl Shafto. “The seamless interaction between operator and lift truck opens up new opportunities for reducing costs and increasing productivity, without compromising on operator safety,” he concludes.

About Crown Equipment

Crown is one of the world’s largest warehouse material handling companies with a reputation for award-winning product design, as well as advanced engineering and technology supported by superior after-sale service. Crown’s business philosophy utilises vertically-integrated processes to design, manufacture and distribute forward-thinking, innovative solutions that improve customers’ productivity and operating efficiency. Crown produces a broad range of forklifts as well as automation and fleet management technologies.

About Goscor Lift Truck Company

Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC), part of Imperial’s Goscor group of companies, and sole distributor in South Africa of some world-leading warehouse materials handling equipment brands like Crown, Doosan, Bendi and Hubtex, has, since 1984, offered a world-class sales and support service in the logistics and warehousing industries. Goscor Lift Truck Company, part of Imperial’s Goscor Group, operates from its head office in Chloorkop, east of Johannesburg, with fully equipped branches, strategically situated in all major centres of South Africa.

 

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Leading warehouse material handling company, Crown, has won the German Design Award 2015 for its semi-automated QuickPick® Remote order-picking system.