The company introduced 10 new cranes to the market last year – six of them at bauma.
While new dealers were announced, current partners have provided machines to outstanding projects around the world.
In December, Manitowoc launched the new digital Looking Up.
2019 was an outstanding year for The Manitowoc Company, Inc.. The company introduced 10 new crane models across its product lines — six of them were introduced at bauma. In total Manitowoc released three new Grove all-terrain cranes, one National Crane boom truck and six Potain tower cranes, including the MDT 809, the largest topless tower crane ever built by Potain.
New dealers, such as Leavitt Crane and Axyom, joined the Manitowoc network, and the long-standing dealer Tracsa Group became exclusive distributor for Grove and National Crane products in Mexico. In March, Leavitt Cranes was appointed as a Potain self-erecting crane dealer in Washington and Oregon, United States, and in November, Manitowoc announced Axyom, a French construction equipment sales company, as a new distributor of Potain self-erecting cranes in northern France.
In 2019, Manitowoc expanded production of the popular Grove GRT8100 and GRT880 cranes to its facility in Niella Tanaro, Italy, to meet the growing needs of regional markets.
Throughout the year, Manitowoc documented its customers’ success on some well-known projects around the world. For example, Metcalf Crane Services deployed a specialized Grove all-terrain crane for work on a railroad project in Australia; a Potain tower crane helped construct a new temple in India; and a Potain self-erecting crane was deployed to help preserve Mona Lisa’s final resting place. Manitowoc has also pledged to assist reconstruction efforts of the Notre Dame cathedral, in Paris, following the catastrophic fire that caused large-scale damage to the building.
The company participated in numerous trade shows – bauma, ICUEE, MATEXPO, BATIMAT and Vertikal Days, among others — to showcase new products and services to customers around the world.
Among other announcements in 2019, Manitowoc took its magazine, Looking Up, into the digital age. In December, the company launched the Looking Up website in four languages (English, French, Spanish and German), and it continues to provide in-depth articles dedicated to news about the industry, company announcements and customer job site stories.