The company Potain was established in La Clayette, France in 1928. 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 around the globe. Now, the company manufacturers more than 60 models from various production plants in France, China, Germany, Italy and Portugal. The business represents many different product ranges designed for various applications. These machinery are sold through an international Manitowoc dealer network.
The Potain family makes 3 different tower crane families. The self-erecting cranes are the smallest ones 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 bigger. These cranes vary from 7.98 to 64 tons. Moreover, these are the biggest custom-designed special application cranes. These units offer a reach capacity of 160 tons.
Several of the main innovations with the company include the LLC range of hoists, the Vision Cab and the Dialog control system. The growing reputation of the company 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.
Manitowoc has 2 of their largest manufacturing facilities within the USA. The Manitowoc manufacturing facility is situated within the state of Wisconsin. In this state, both the tower crane parts and crawler cranes are constructed within the state of Pennsylvania in the Shady Grove plant. Here both mobile cranes and boom trucks are manufactured. Regional offices are situated in Brazil and in Mexico. What's more, the extensive dealer network found throughout Michigan and the United States provides support and coverage 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 National Crane, Manitowoc Cranes and Grove have been leading members of their market sectors within Latin and South America, USA and Michigan.