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Manitowoc Cranes to build factory in Brazil

3/1/2011 Passo Fundo, Brazil

Manitowoc Cranes has announced it will build its first Latin American factory in Brazil. The facility will be located in Passo Fundo, a city in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul. 

Larry Weyers, executive vice president of Manitowoc Cranes’ Americas region, said the company intends to build different models of cranes at the new factory.

“It’s time for us to start manufacturing here,” he said. “Our philosophy is always to be as close to customers as possible. That applies to everything we do— design, manufacturing, sales and service. Over the last few years, we have significantly enhanced our presence in Latin America, and this new factory demonstrates Manitowoc’s belief in the market potential.”

Construction of the 25,000 m2 factory is expected to begin 60 days after final approval by local government officials. Upon completion, it is expected to generate over 300 jobs. The initial focus of the factory will be the production of mobile hydraulic cranes. Manitowoc anticipates the first cranes will come off the production line as soon as 15 months after construction begins.

Manitowoc Cranes will also maintain its sales and service office in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The company has been active in Brazil and the wider Latin American market for over 20 years. It runs a regional network of offices and dealerships, including many staff and facilities committed to its Manitowoc Crane Care customer service operation.
About The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (“Manitowoc”) was founded in 1902 and has over a 116-year tradition of providing high-quality, customer-focused products and support services to its markets and its 2018 net sales were approximately $1.8 billion. Manitowoc is one of the world's leading providers of engineered lifting solutions. Manitowoc, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets, and supports comprehensive product lines of mobile telescopic cranes, tower cranes, lattice-boom crawler cranes, and boom trucks under the Grove, Manitowoc, National Crane, Potain, Shuttlelift and Manitowoc Crane Care brand names.
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