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Manitowoc and partners shine at BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA


For BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015, Manitowoc joined with some of its most valued partners in the region to present a selection of cranes ideal for the needs of the market. The annual equipment tradeshow took place from September 15 – 18 in Johannesburg, South Africa, with thousands of people attending.

Johannesburg, South Africa’s Crane Load Technology (CLT) and SA French, a division of Torre Lifting Solutions, presented a range of Grove and Potain tower cranes during the event that have been a hit with regional customers. 

David Semple, VP sales for the region at Manitowoc, said he was delighted to see the continued support from experienced and established dealer partners in South Africa. 

“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: The GBT35 and the 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 t capacity and a 39 m, five-section full-power boom that is the longest in its class. The 65 t capacity RT770E is one of Grove’s most popular rough-terrain cranes, with an industry leading 42 m boom. 

SA French, part of Torre Lifting Solutions which is a subsidiary of Torre Industrial Holdings, exhibited the new Potain MC 125 tower crane. The 6 t capacity MC 125 offers a maximum jib length of 60 m and a maximum tip capacity of 1.15 t. It features a single-tie jib that can be assembled at ground level and lifted in a single piece. 

“The successful exposure of the Grove and Potain products this year was truly the result of a joint effort between Manitowoc, CLT and SA French,” Semple said. “We are always seeking to improve return-on-investment for our dealers and their customers. By demonstrating the strength of our relationship at this great event, we show the world that Manitowoc and its partners are committed to standing together to provide the region’s best cranes and best local dealer support.”

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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