Mantis hooks up with Celtic

20 March 2008

Irish tower crane manufacturer Mantis Cranes has secured a deal with New York-based Celtic Self Erecting Cranes, worth just over $2.7 million. Celtic has ordered Mantis’ lastest self erecting tower crane, the TC25 and two 32.10 models, which are set for delivery this summer. The company also ordered 15 self erecting cranes for delivery during the last quarter of 2007 and early 2008.

Celtic Cranes, owned by New York State-based concrete contractor Smith Bros, will distribute the units in the US.

“This is positive progress for our company and we are pleased to be doing business with Smith Bros.,” said Seamus McMenamin, Mantis CEO. “Mantis has been expanding into new markets and to secure the American market is a real breakthrough. Adapting our cranes to US market specification took a lot of work but the end result is great motivation for myself and the Mantis Cranes team.”

Mantis Cranes was set up in 1999 and claims to be the only manufacturer of self-erecting cranes outside mainland Europe.

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