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The State of Forklift Automation: Are We There Yet?

February 08, 2014

As equipment budgets expand and many fleets are overdue for updates, material handling professionals are seeking solutions for evolving operations while still reducing costs.

Automation is a powerful weapon in the battle against costs, but is now the right time for implementation?

The purpose of this complimentary white paper from Crown Equipment Corporation is to help each organization address that question.


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