Manitowoc appoints Potain dealer for Mexico
By John Skelly25 November 2014
Ibergruas, a leading Potain dealer and rental company headquartered in Madrid, Spain, has just added Manitowoc’s tower crane lines to its offerings in Mexico. The two companies began their partnership in Spain three decades ago and are now extending their venture to Latin America.
“We’re proud to offer the best products and services to our customers in Mexico,” said Ramón Arroyo Ortega, general director at Ibergruas in Mexico. “Our partnership with Potain in the country brings together the best tower cranes in the market and our 30 years of expertise in the industry.”
Ibergruas celebrated the announcement at Expo CIHAC 2014, Mexico's largest construction industry event, in October. The company’s Mexico City branch specifically chose to feature the Igo 18 self-erecting crane at the event.
Alvaro Alanis, Potain’s regional business manager, said the event was a great opportunity to announce the partnership in Mexico, and that the Igo 18 was an ideal crane to showcase the company’s latest innovations in self-erecting cranes.
“We welcome Ibergruas as our new Potain dealer in Mexico,” he said. “Ibergruas will be a great partner, as it truly believes in the unmatched quality and features of Potain cranes. Our booth at CIHAC received hundreds of visitors interested in our products. We were also honored by the visit of the Ambassador of Spain in Mexico, Luis Fernández-Cid de las Alas Pumariño.”
Already known for its ease of transport, a large portion of the 53,000 attendees was attracted by the Igo 18’s quiet electric motors, variable frequency motor drives and overload protection system. Ibergruas believes the 2 USt capacity crane will be a valuable tool for Mexico’s growth in housing and other construction.
The Igo 18 features a 78.7 ft jib and can lift 0.8 USt at jib end. It is designed with a small rear-slewing radius to ensure maneuverability even at the most congested job sites. The crane can also be operated with a wireless remote control that provides information to the operator, including wind speed, radius, hook height, load and moment.
Ibergruas will also promote and distribute the top-slewing range of Manitowoc’s Potain tower cranes in Mexico.