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Kranark features Grove all-terrain crane at Russian open house event

8/1/2017

  • New Grove distributor in Russia, Kranark, showcased a Grove GMK6300L at an event in St. Petersburg in June.

Manitowoc’s newest Grove distributor in Russia, Kranark, hosted a Grove open house event in June that showcased a Grove GMK6300L, one of the world’s best-selling all-terrain cranes, to several of the country’s most important lifting companies and government officials. The event was held at Kranark’s St. Petersburg headquarters, and in addition to several Russian lifting companies, it attracted members of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, a Russian government department responsible for providing rapid emergency response.

Kranark featured a GMK6300L unit at the event and also highlighted other cranes in Grove’s all-terrain range, including a GMK4100L-1 and GMK5250L, all of which garnered considerable interest from attendees. (Kranark also highlighted its fleet of Grove rough-terrain cranes at the event too.) The cranes were specifically chosen for their relevance to the Russian market, particularly the GMK6300L, which is a bestselling crane in the region.

“This event was a great opportunity to liaise with our Russian customers and give them the chance to see a Grove crane up close,” said Jean-Claude Doucène, Manitowoc’s general director for CIS countries. “While we had an opportunity to learn about their unique lifting needs, they had the opportunity to learn more about Kranark’s new partnership with Grove, including our wide array of support services. This close communication is an example of The Manitowoc Way in action.”

Kranark was founded in 2013 and has quickly grown to 50 employees. It provides both the sale and rental of construction equipment to companies across Russia.

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. Manitowoc is recognized as one of the premier innovators and providers of crawler cranes, tower cranes, and mobile cranes for the heavy construction industry, which are complemented by a slate of industry-leading aftermarket product support services. In 2016, Manitowoc’s net sales totaled $1.6 billion, with over half generated outside the United States.
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