Manitowoc reports global order success

18 April 2008

Global: Manitowoc has reported strong summer sales with new cranes being sold to customers around the world. Locar, the largest crane rental company in Brazil, has placed a multimillion dollar order for nine Grove all-terrains and a heavy-lift Model 2250 Manitowoc crawler crane. ATs ordered included four 165 ton GMK5165, four 250 ton GMK6250-Ls and a 350 ton GMK6350.

In Europe, German company Schacke has purchased the first Manitowoc Model 12000 crawler crane to arrive in Europe. The new crane was sold with the support of MCG dealer, KranAgentur Werner, based in Zweibrcken. The new crane is the first MCG product in Duisburg-based Schacke's 12-unit crane fleet. The company will use the 120 ton crawler primarily for dockside pick and carry lifts, cargo handling, and barge loading and unloading at Duisburg's harbor on the river Rhine.

UK rental house Bob Francis Crane Hire has taken delivery of several new MCG cranes, including Europe's first Manitowoc Model 8500E crawler crane and the UK's first GMK4080-1 all-terrain crane (GMK4100B in the US). The company also bought two new GMK2035 units as part of a recent order, much of which was funded through MCG.

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