The company Potain was established in La Clayette, France in the year 1928. Ever since that time, the company has grown into a leading producer of cranes. The company is responsible for more than 100,000 cranes in operation all over the globe. Now, the company manufacturers more than 60 models from various manufacturing facilities in China, France, Germany, Italy and Portugal. The business represents many different product ranges utilized for a variety of applications. These equipments are sold through a global 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 range from 1 ton to 7.98 ton capacity. The next size up is the top-slewing cranes which are both higher and larger. These cranes vary from 7.98 to 64 tons. Additionally, these are the biggest special application cranes which are custom-designed. These models offer a reach capacity of 160 tons.
Some of the main innovations with the company consist of the LLC series of hoists, the Dialog control system and the Vision Cab. The company's growing reputation has expanded their appeal with various models. Potain cranes are often found on conventional construction sites, power stations, bridge building projects, ship-building projects and shipbuilding yards.
Two of Manitowac's largest facilities are based in the United States. Their manufacturing facility is based within the state of Wisconsin. In this state, both crawler cranes and the tower crane parts are constructed within the state of Pennsylvania inside the Shady Grove facility. Here mobile cranes and boom trucks are manufactured. Regional offices are located in Brazil and within Mexico. What's more, the extensive dealer network located throughout British Columbia and the USA offers support and coverage unrivalled by any other crane producer.
Manitowac has been part of the North American Market for more than 50 years. They have built a great reputation for provided their clients with quality products with outstanding support. The popular names of National Crane, Manitowoc Cranes and Grove have been leading members of their market sectors within South and Latin America, the United States and British Columbia.