Manitowoc demonstrates company capabilities at Bauma Conepo Africa show

Manitowoc demonstrates company capabilities at Bauma Conepo Africa show.
Manitowoc demonstrates company capabilities at Bauma Conepo Africa show. | File photo
Earlier this month, the Bauma Conepo Africa 2015 show took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, an event that brought Manitowoc and various other companies together under one roof; local to Johannesburg, Crane Load Technology and SA French demonstrated the extent of their respective company capabilities by presenting a range of Grove and Potain tower cranes at the event -- which was attended by thousands of people.

David Semple, vice president of sales for the region at Manitowoc, said he was pleased to see so many people attend especially South African partners.

“CLT and SA French represent Manitowoc’s strong presence in this growing market and remain invaluable partners in ensuring that we are able to consistently deliver both quality cranes and support services at the highest level,” he said. “With the crane market in Africa growing at a healthy pace, it’s important that our dealers showcase the products that best fit their customers’ needs.”

CLT exhibited two popular Grove models at the event: the GBT35 and RT770E. The GBT35 truck crane, which is mounted by CLT at the company’s workshop in Johannesburg, has found favor with customers in Africa that value its roadability and efficient rigging and teardown. The crane features a 35-ton capacity and a 39-meter, five-section full-power boom that is the longest in its class. The 65-ton capacity RT770E is one of Grove’s most popular rough-terrain cranes, with an industry leading 42-meter boom.

Manitowoc has two of its largest manufacturing facilities in the U.S.: the Manitowoc manufacturing facility in Wisconsin, where both crawler crane and tower crane parts are produced, and the Shady Grove plant in Pennsylvania, where mobile cranes and boom trucks are built. There are also regional offices in Mexico and Brazil, and an extensive dealer network throughout the U.S. and Canada boasts coverage and support unrivaled by other crane manufacturers.

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