Crown Equipment Corp. (New Bremen, Ohio,) opened a new manufacturing facility and sales operation in Suzhou, China. Crown executives reportedly chose to locate in the Suzhou New District, a high-tech industrial park, because of the local economy.
"Suzhou will provide us an opportunity to develop talent so that we can build equipment and develop our service teams to meet the requirements of our global customers," said Jim Dicke III, Crown’s president. "We have been extremely impressed with the talent of the employees hired in China and the quality of suppliers supporting Crown."
Crown's ongoing commitment to its customers was a key factor in the decision to build in China, said Dicke. "Many of our global customers are already located in China or making plans to open operations. Providing service support for these existing customers in China is very important to our company," he added.