Crown International Ltd was established in 1990 as a specialist designer and fabricator of metal products for both the Rail Safety and Road Safety and Enforcement industry.
Our core range now consists of road-side and rail-side poles and enclosures. We supply the world’s leading companies of Road Safety and Enforcement equipment. To date over 6000 of our systems have been installed and are in use worldwide.
A unique feature of our products is the counter-balanced system. This allows it to be lowered by a single operator for maintenance purposes, who can then complete his task working at ground level. This both reduces the cost of maintenance and provides a major health and safety benefit.
Our rail-side products are equally recognised as both innovative and cost effective. We have worked closely with Network Rail to design and manufacture a gantry mounted system, which provides for a clearer sighting of the signal for drivers. Over 300 of these systems were installed on the West Coast Line during its upgrade.
We have now improved our traditional Crown Pole designs to produce the Crown Smart Pole. Whilst this maintains the advantages of the original, the enhanced counter balanced system has enabled us to make the product more aesthetically pleasing and less susceptible to vandalism.
As well as our unique products and the expertise in sheet metal fabrication built up over many years, we have created an in house design engineering capability. This continues to produce interesting and one-off products for our customers and to provide us with vision for future developments.
We are justly proud of our heritage and our new products and as part of Avingtrans Plc we are able to call upon the resources of a larger organisation to help deliver quality solutions for all our customers.
When we manufactured the world’s first safety camera housing, we knew we would change road safety forever. As our business has expanded, we have crafted a set of values guide us and portray our personality as a company.
Crown’s reputation as a reliable manufacturer is second to none. The build quality is legendary, and the reliability stands up against the industry’s more thorough testing.
Crown are a design focused, forward-moving company to whom innovation is crucial. This can be seen in revolutionary designs like the Crown Pole, the world’s first ‘up/down’ and more recently in the Smart Pole.
We know the value of human interaction and are keen to promote close relationships with every customer. We believe that this facilitates a much more open dialogue, and as a result, a much more satisfied customer.
As our business is based in engineering, it will come as no surprise that we take a similarly ‘no-nonsense’ approach to the way we do business. Honesty and transparency are key to building straightforward relationships with our customers.
We have been a force in the market since 1990, and we have Government approvals and over 6,000 installations in 15 different countries to prove it. However, like a top sportsman, we are constantly striving to stay ahead of the pack and remain at the top end of the market.
The Directors of Crown International recognise the importance of environmental issues in relation to the design and manufacture of equipment and are committed to: Developing a range of products which have associated environmental benefits, in particular using expert sub contactors with the latest high end equipment including Laser cutting & water jet cutting.
Taking environmental considerations into account in the design of our products.
Ensuring that energy, materials and other resources are used efficiently and that waste is minimised.
Preventing pollution and minimising the environmental risks associated with our activities.
Minimising, or where possible eliminating, the use of hazardous chemicals.
Complying with all relevant environmental regulations.
Ensuring that all staff are fully aware of this policy and its importance.
Working with customers, staff, suppliers, and other stakeholders to continually improve our environmental performance.
Crown International recognises the importance of quality in the design, manufacture and repair of its products in order to satisfy and exceed customer’s needs and expectations.
A Quality Management System has been established since 2002 which meets the requirements of International standard ISO 9001:2000 and shall be implemented, maintained and improved throughout the company.
The manuals describing this system and its operation are held at the companies premises in Portishead, Bristol, England.
This Quality Management System forms the foundation upon which all product and service quality programs will be built.
An intrinsic part of this approach will be the setting and reviewing of quality objectives implemented through the Management Review System.
Through this approach the continual improvement and suitability of the Quality Management System shall be maintained.
Senior management are committed to ensuring that appropriate resources are made available.
It is the intention of the management to ensure that all Crown employees are aware of the importance, implementation and maintenance of the Quality Management System.
It is of prime importance to identify and satisfy the needs and expectations of our customers. This will include all regulatory and statutory requirements.
Senior management’s objective and policy is to ensure that the Quality Management System is applied effectively throughout the company.