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Turkish Potain dealer supports next generation of crane engineers with model building competition

1/25/2018

  • TeknoVinç sponsored a wooden tower crane-building competition in Istanbul for students.
  • The dealer aims to support young engineers by cooperating with universities.
  • Cranes were graded on uniqueness, as well as their ability to lift weight.

Turkish Potain dealer, TeknoVinç, has sponsored a model crane building competition in Istanbul aimed at inspiring the country’s next generation of engineers. The “Wood Tower Crane Competition” was organized by Yıldız Technical University and featured 13 teams of expert students. Each team was tasked with building a small tower crane from wood, which was then evaluated on its uniqueness and tested using a 10 kg weight. TeknoVinç gifted the three winning teams a Potain MDT tower crane model, as well as book sets and prize money from the university.

TeknoVinç group director Sinan Türeyen was on the judging panel for the competition.

“At TeknoVinç, we pride ourselves on helping the Turkish crane sector gain trained personnel, which is why cooperation with universities is so important,” he said. “By sharing our experiences and knowledge, we are helping support the next generation of engineers.”

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 2017, Manitowoc’s net sales totaled $1.6 billion, with over half generated outside the United States.
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