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Manitowoc expands customer support in Australasia

12/6/2012

Manitowoc is introducing even better customer support in Australasia with the opening of a new contact center in Sydney. The free service means expert customer support for the growing number of Manitowoc dealers and customers in the region is just a phone call away.

The center, which is staffed by experienced Manitowoc engineers and trained technicians, organizes on-site support and training, dispatches parts, provides technical assistance and all manner of additional services to ensure the correct and effective use of its products.

Based in Sydney with support from offices in Brisbane and Melbourne, the service is available 24/7 thanks to its link with Manitowoc’s other international Crane Care support centers in Germany, France, China and the United States. The center complements the company’s strong network of three dealers and three Manitowoc Crane Care facilities that currently operate across the region.

Brad Cooper, country manager at Manitowoc, said the new center is designed to promote better crane use and efficient operation while creating a new platform to deliver customer support.

“As we expand our operations in Australia and New Zealand, we remain committed to helping our dealers and customers get the most from their cranes,” he says. “This new channel of communication will provide assistance and advice based on global experience and expert knowledge. It will also help us to improve our services and meet the specific needs of customers and dealers across the region.”

The decision to open the center is partly down to the growing number of Manitowoc cranes in Australia and New Zealand. More than 1,100 cranes are currently at work in the two countries, covering the entire Manitowoc family of products including Potain tower cranes, Grove mobile cranes and Manitowoc crawler cranes. Grove’s all-terrain and rough-terrain cranes are the most popular products in the region.

The majority of cranes are used in construction and infrastructure projects that range from small residential applications to large projects, including many in Australia’s huge natural resources industry. Such variety means cranes are worked hard and need operators with the training and knowledge to perform demanding lifts.

Kelvin Kent, general manager of Manitowoc in Australia and New Zealand, added:

“We strive to continually improve our products but also to offer customers an innovative service to match,” he said. “Giving customers a new method of contact brings us closer to the wider market and will help us to tailor our operations to the changing needs of the industry.”

The center can be reached (in Australia) at: +61 (02) 9253 5967


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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