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Universal Cranes to represent Grove rough-terrain and industrial cranes in UK


As of July 1, Universal Cranes, a division of The Crowland Cranes Group, will be the exclusive UK dealer for the entire range of Grove rough-terrain and Yardboss industrial cranes. 

Established in the 1960s, Crowland has worked with Manitowoc for many years and has a strong and successful working relationship with Manitowoc’s UK team. The company has established itself as a comprehensive crane supply and service company, and is regarded as the UK’s largest independent crane repair company. 

Peter Issitt, managing director of Crowland, says becoming Grove’s official dealer is a natural development that will mutually benefit both businesses. 

“We have the people and the facilities, Grove has the products – this mix has worked for years and our official partnership will pave the way for more successes long into the future,” he says. “Our work with Grove has grown dramatically over the past five years, and this is the next step to further develop our potential, while helping to enhance Grove’s excellent brand in the UK.”

Crowland will sell Grove’s entire range of rough-terrain cranes, which offer capacities between 30 t and 135 t, and Yardboss industrial cranes, which range from 8.1 t to 22 t.  

Steve Barnett, commercial director at Manitowoc UK, is delighted to make Crowland an official Grove partner.

“We’ve had strong relationship for a long time and I’m delighted to make this official,” he added. “Our work together has increased recently and I am confident that things will only get better. Universal’s good customer base within the industrial sector will help capture more opportunities for our RT and Industrial products.” 

Through branches in Peterborough and Bury St Edmunds, Crowland provides a comprehensive range of services to UK crane users. Its 45 experienced staff members provide sales, rental, on-site servicing, training, repair and refurbishment services.

About The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
Founded in 1902, The Manitowoc Company, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of cranes and lifting solutions with manufacturing, distribution, and service facilities in 20 countries. In the United States, the Grove, Manitowoc, National Crane, Potain and Shuttlelift brands are sold and serviced by Grove US, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Manitowoc Company, Inc. In 2018, Manitowoc’s net sales totaled $1.8 billion, with over half generated outside the United States.
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