Manitowoc will launch three Dongyue truck cranes, manufactured at its joint-venture factory in Tai’an, China, at Bauma China 2008. The construction equipment exhibition will be held 25 to 28 November at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.
Gilles Martin, executive vice president at Manitowoc Asia-Pacific, said the launch of the truck cranes is a message to the market. “Although the new truck cranes from Manitowoc Dongyue are currently for the Chinese market only, by launching them at Bauma China we are sending a message that we are on the road to building international-quality truck cranes at this facility,” martin said. “This show is a great opportunity for our customers to learn about our intentions in the truck crane market in China and beyond.”
Manitowoc signed the joint venture with Tai’an Dongyue Heavy Machinery Co., Ltd. earlier in 2008. New business and products resulting from the partnership are known as Manitowoc Dongyue.
The cranes on show at Bauma China will be the 10 tonne capacity GT-10; 18 tonne GT-18; and the 25 tonne capacity GT-25. Also on display is the Potain MCR225A, a 14 tonne capacity tower crane manufactured at Manitowoc’s factory in Zhangjiagang, China. This is the crane’s first appearance at a trade show in China. From Grove, there will be an RT9130, a 120 tonne capacity rough-terrain crane, the largest in the Grove range.