Manitou is a global powerhouse. They have dominated the world market for more than 60 years starting with their creation of the world’s first rough terrain forklift for the construction market. They serve millions of customers globally and their success is evident in the fact that 1 in 3 rotating telehandlers is a Manitou.
June 2017 marks another huge innovation with their launch of the new MRT 2470 and MRT 3050. Manitou has completely re-engineered the MRT 2470 to bring out the world’s highest capacity model of rotating telehandler. It boasts a 15,400 lbs. capacity and lifts 81 feet! What really sets this powerful machine apart is its compactness. There is no jobsite too challenging for these units!
Manitou has also announced their new ME electric forklift and MI industrial forklift lines. We can expect to see their expertise and high-quality equipment breaking into the very competitive warehouse/industrial market over the next year. Competing with companies like Toyota, Komatsu and Mitsubishi, Manitou Forklifts really will be giving them a run for their money.
There will be even bigger and better things to come from Manitou. Their tale of success has been told time and time again in Europe and they have had great expansion into many markets. We will see the same in North America. Despite stiff competition and some established brands here, Manitou will be changing the game and setting new standards across the board. Dedication to customers, safety and quality will lift them to the top of the N.A. material handling market.
Manitou Quick Facts:
1957- the first Manitou Forklift, MC50 created
1971- Manitou becomes international, opening Manitou UK
1985- Manitou Italy opens
1988- the first Manitou agricultural telehandlers are born
1993- Manitou Portugal is established
1995- Manitou opens a subsidiary in Germany
2003- 200,000 machine is manufactured and sold worldwide
2004- Australia welcomes a Manitou subsidiary
Production facilities located in: France, Italy, Brazil, United States, India
Subsidiaries in: Chile, China, Spain, Malaysia, UAE, Germany, India, Italy, Belgium, USA, Poland, Singapore, Australia, Portugal, Brazil, South Africa, Russia, UK, Romania, Latvia