The company Potain was established in La Clayette, France in 1928. Ever since that time, the company has grown into a leading manufacturer of cranes. The company is responsible for over 100,000 cranes in operation all over the world. Now, the company makes over 60 models from various manufacturing plants in France, China, Germany, Italy and Portugal. The company represents many different product ranges designed for a variety of applications. These machines are sold through an international Manitowoc dealer network.
The Potain family makes 3 different tower crane families. The self-erecting cranes are the smallest kinds in the Potain range. These cranes vary from 1 ton to 7.98 ton capacity. The next size up is the top-slewing cranes which are bigger and higher. These cranes vary from 7.98 to 64 tons. Moreover, these are the largest special application cranes that are custom-made. These models offer a reach capacity of one hundred sixty tons.
The company's top innovations include LLC range of hoists, the Vision Cab and the Dialog control system. The company's growing reputation has expanded their appeal with various models. Potain cranes are usually found on traditional construction sites, power stations, bridge building projects, ship-building projects and shipbuilding yards.
Manitowoc has 2 of their biggest manufacturing facilities in the USA. The Manitowoc manufacturing facility is situated in the state of Wisconsin. In this state, both the tower crane components and crawler cranes are constructed within the state of Pennsylvania in the Shady Grove facility. Here boom trucks and mobile cranes are manufactured. Regional offices are situated in Mexico and in Brazil. In addition, the extensive dealer network situated throughout the USA and New York offers coverage and support unrivalled by any other crane producer.
Manitowoc has dominated the lifting market within North America for more than 50 years. They have built their solid reputation with a combination of outstanding support and service and quality products. The popular names of Manitowoc, Grove and national Crane have been top members of their market sectors within Latin and South America, the United States and New York.