Second design prize for Crown’s electric pallet truck


Crown has been awarded a second design prize for its electric pallet truck. In addition to the prestigious iF Design Award, presented by iF International Forum Design earlier this year, the Crown WP 3010 has also been named the winner of the International Design Excellence Award’s (IDEA) ‘Commercial & Industrial Products’ category by a panel of experts.

According to the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) jury, the pallet truck sets a new benchmark for product quality and user-friendly design.

Jim Kraimer, director of industrial design, EMEA, Crown, said, “Our compact WP 3010 electric pallet truck is the smart solution for a wide range of tasks in retail, as well as in the beverage and logistics sectors. Ultimately, this agile truck is all about speeding up turnover of goods and enhancing productivity, while minimizing the costs for our customers.

“The fact that our work is recognized by well-known design professionals gives us yet another incentive to continue with our successful approach to design.”

Compact addition
Launched in 2017, the WP 3010 is a compact, maneuverable addition to Crown’s WP 3000 pallet truck series. Weighing 279kg (without battery), the truck is exceptionally light, while at the same time, it is also robust and powerful.

With its short head length of 500mm, the pallet truck is easy to maneuver in tight spaces. Thanks to durable steel covers, it will resist impacts and collisions throughout its working life. Despite a load capacity of up to 1.6 metric tonnes, the pallet truck is designed to fit neatly into a fully laden lorry without taking up valuable load space. Alternatively, it can be stowed and transported in a storage box underneath the vehicle.

Second design prize for Crown’s electric pallet truck

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