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  • Five Potain cranes chosen for India’s groundbreaking new airport

    • Construction company Tata Projects purchased two Potain MCT 565 A topless tower cranes for a new terminal building project at India’s largest airport.
    • The company also rented three Potain MCT 385 A tower cranes from Rental Partners to provide full coverage to the huge infrastructure project.
    • Tata Projects engaged Manitowoc Lift Solutions to increase the maximum jib on the MCT 565 A cranes from 80 to 85 m.

  • Nimble Crane to shine light on Autism Awareness Month with vibrant crane wrap

    • The company plans to unveil a Grove GMK5150L crane with an autism awareness wrap in April as part of its support for the cause.
    • Over the years, Nimble Crane has prioritized engaging with the surrounding community on important issues.

  • ILC of Kuwait boosts Grove fleet with a year of record purchases

    • The company received 31 Grove all-terrain cranes in 2023 – its largest number from Manitowoc in a single year.
    • Deliveries included 20 GMK4100L-2, 10 GMK6300L-1, and its first GMK5250XL-1.
    • Build quality, maneuverability, and service support all contributed to ILC’s record number of purchases.

  • Saving time and space with the new Potain MCR 305

    • The latest luffing jib crane from Potain can reach a height of 190 m with almost half the anchorage points required by similar models.
    • It also has a smaller out-of-service radius, optimizing space on jobsites for better productivity and profitability.
    • There are two versions available: one with a maximum capacity of 20 t and a 3.1 t tip load with a 60 m jib. The other with a maximum capacity of 25 t and a 3 t tip load with the same 60 m jib.

  • Manitowoc partners awarded the prestigious Top Crane Brasil Award 2023

    Crane rental companies that effectively employed Manitowoc machines to accomplish diverse tasks in construction projects were honored with the reputable Top Crane Brasil Award recognition.

  • W.O. Grubb enhances operations with its new Grove GMK6400-1

    • The 450-US t crane is already busy performing various lifts in the Portsmouth-Newport News area in Virginia.
    • W.O. Grubb opted to purchase the crane for its self-erecting MegaWingLift™ and ability to mobilize with the boom in the boom rack.

  • Singapore’s first Potain MCT 1005 helps advance prefabricated construction

    • The Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) method increases productivity on-site but depends on powerful and reliable tower cranes.
    • Main contractor, Debenho, has selected Singapore’s first Potain MCT 1005 to construct a new PPVC housing development. The crane was purchased by Manta Equipment and rented to the main contractor Debenho for the project to place the precast modules.

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World’s first Potain MR 229 luffing jib tower crane erected in London, UK

• Radius Group has deployed the world’s first Potain MR 229 luffing jib tower crane for a housing project on Greenwich Peninsula in London, UK.
• Ideal for confined high-rise jobsites, the MR 229 boasts a 14 t maximum capacity, 30 to 55 m jib lengths, a choice of two high-performance winches, and a reduced out-of-service radius.
• The MR 229 is also the first Potain luffing jib crane to include Manitowoc’s CCS operating system and Potain CONNECT telematics – and leads the way for a new generation of Potain luffers.

Saving time and space with the new Potain MCR 305

• The latest luffing jib crane from Potain can reach a height of 190 m with almost half the anchorage points required by similar models.
• It also has a smaller out-of-service radius, optimizing space on jobsites for better productivity and profitability.
• There are two versions available: one with a maximum capacity of 20 t and a 3.1 t tip load with a 60 m jib. The other with a maximum capacity of 25 t and a 3 t tip load with the same 60 m jib.

Dutch prefab specialist buys first Grove crane and immediately sets it to work

• VDL De Meeuw, a prefab specialist construction company in the Netherlands, received its first Grove crane in March 2023.
• The company is using it to construct seven residential buildings in NDW21, a growing neighborhood in the city of Nijmegen.
• The crane’s fast performance, taxi capabilities, and excellent load charts make it the perfect choice for the job.

Excon 2023 Potain MCH 175 reflects growing demand for high-tech cranes in India

• Manitowoc’s impressive display at Excon 2023 underlines India’s expanding desire for advanced lifting technology to improve jobsite productivity.
• The Potain MCH 175 on display drew a high level of customer interest as the need for dependable cranes and expedited construction timelines accelerates across India.
• The company secured orders for 15 Potain tower cranes at the show, with many other promising leads for future sales.

Manitowoc unveils new office in Peru with grand-opening event

Manitowoc’s partners in Peru recently celebrated the Company’s newly established office in the country.

Potain partners with E-Buildway for Georgia to extend reach across Central Asia

Manitowoc is expanding its footprint across Central Asia with the appointment of E-Buildway as a Potain dealer for Georgia.

Potain MD 305 B leads construction work on major new apartment development in Moldova

• The Potain crane boosted project efficiency with its impressive 70 m jib, eliminating the need for multiple cranes.
• Purchasing a used Potain crane allowed Filli Partner to enjoy the productivity and quality benefits of the brand at a lower entry cost.

Potain luffing jib cranes debut at EXCON 2023!

Don’t miss the chance to catch the innovative Potain MCH 175 at this year’s EXCON 2023 – the largest construction equipment exhibition in India.

Long-time dealer Paterson Simons celebrates first Grove GRT9165 sale in Africa

• Mining company Newmont purchased the landmark crane, which is also the largest rough-terrain crane from Grove.
• In addition, Paterson Simons received two awards from Manitowoc, one for the first GRT9165 sale in Africa, and the other for its long-standing partnership with the company.

First Grove custom-built GMK6450-1 in the Caribbean gets ready to work in Barbados

The Bridgetown, Barbados-based rental company Crane & Equipment has taken delivery of the first Grove all-terrain, custom-built GMK6450-1 crane in the Caribbean.
The strongest heavy-duty 6-axle crane on the market, the GMK6450-1 shares the same design as the Grove GMK6400-1, but with an increased maximum capacity of 450 t.

MSG celebrates 40 Grove deliveries over the past two decades

MSG Krandienst is a long-time, loyal Manitowoc customer and has added 40 Grove cranes to its fleet over the past 20 years.
The latest is a GMK6300L-1 which was handed over at a special ceremony at the Manitowoc plant in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

South Korea’s Bong-Hwang adds Grove GMK5250XL-1 and gets to work on factory-build

• South Korean contractor purchases a GMK5250XL-1 and sends it immediately to support the construction of a new factory. 
• The company specializes in building factories for electronics and chemical businesses in the Eumseong region of the country.
• The crane’s combination of long boom, compact dimensions, and superb maneuverability ideally suits the narrow, cramped roads of the local industrial estates.