Manitou had put on display, MT 1440 SLT ( 14m lift height/ 4000kgs lifting capacity) ‘Maniscopic’ Rough terrain telehandlers and 200 ATJ (20m Working height AWP) ‘Maniaccess’ access platforms and GEHL 4240 ‘Skid Steer Loader’ at bC India.
Mentioning about the Maniscopic, rough terrain telehandlers, Mr. Ajay Mandahr, Director, Commercial, Operations, Manitou BF-India Operations said, “the competitive positioning of our Maniscopic telehandlers is based on the fact that it provides one-machine-solution for almost all the material handling applications viz., Forklift – handling material on pallet, Jib Crane & Winch- handling material with Crane hook, Man Platform- handling man & material as an access platform, Loader Bucket- handling bulk material and several other attachments for specific applications- viz., rib erection for tunnels, tyre handling, wood log handling, light dozing etc.
“Manitou offer the widest range of telehandlers with over 50 models, available at various price points, to suite the specific need of the customers in Construction, Industrial & Mining Sector. The models range from 4 meters height with a lifting capacity of 1500kgs to 30 meters height and a lift capacity of 5000kgs. We also offer higher capacity Rough Terrain machines with a lifting capacity of 21000kgs with 10 meters lift heights. All the models are on offer in India, Mr. Mandahr informed.”
On the competitive product positioning of the product, he further added, “as compared to the contemporary product line on offer in India, Manitou, a world market leader in all terrain equipments, offer a wider range of product, better design & operational performance, Higher safety standards in compliance to strict European laws & updated products. “ In the Maniaccess range, we offer some of the most unique features as self-diagnostic tools, higher ground clearance, robust construction, reliability etc., among other features.”
Further he stated, “Manitou has appointed different dealers in India based on their individual areas of expertise. ECEL has been appointed based on their network and expertise to cater the requirements of the Construction & Rental Industry, Dozco has been our dealer for the Mining Industry and Gemini is promoting our interest in Industrial Masted Forklifts. Strong local partners have complemented our strategy to provide “application based solutions” to our customers at their door step & to offer superior after sales support. Currently, we have in excess of 150 customer contact points across the length & breadth of the country; it is one of the largest network for this product category in the country.”
Further, Manitou subsidiary in Singapore is being strengthened to augment our capability to deliver faster the products & services to our customers in India, added Mr. Mandahr.