Manitowoc scales up productivity in Asia with new tower crane factory in India

Manitowoc produces more efficient and better qaulity Potain Tower Cranes in its new factory in India

Manitowoc has opened a new Potain tower crane factory in the Indian city of Chakan, which lies outside Pune, with production beginning in the first quarter of 2018. This facility replaces the company’s previous factory in Pune that had opened in 2007. With a smaller land area, new equipment and lean manufacturing processes, the new facility produces Potain MCT 85 and MC 125 cranes more efficiently and with better quality.

David Semple, Manitowoc’s senior vice president for the Middle East and India, said that the development of the plant had been closely aligned to the principles of The Manitowoc Way. "This new factory is another demonstration of how The Manitowoc Way business philosophy guides our operations," he said. "We are focused on developing and executing lean strategies to improve efficiency, profitability, and value for our stakeholders. Our customers will benefit from the faster delivery times and enhanced quality of this new facility, and our employees will feel proud to work at one of the most advanced tower crane factories in Asia. Potain has long been a market-leader in India and we want to ensure that our reputation continues, so, opening this factory is an important step."

With a production area of 9,760 m2, the new factory’s manufacturing footprint has been reduced by one-third as compared to its previous facility, but has been designed for the same level of production output. Among the upgrades in equipment at the facility are a new paint shop and shot blasting machine cells, complemented by intensive worker training to ensure Manitowoc produces the finest tower cranes.

Manitowoc
Manitowoc boosts manufacturing productivity in Asia with new Indian tower crane factory

The facility layout delivers other productivity improvements: most notably, the time to transport materials from the assembly area to the finished goods yard is reduced by 68%. There are other significant savings in material transport from the steel yard, supplier yard, and fabrication area.

Time savings are not limited to onsite operations either. Although, still in the Pune area, the new factory sits some 45 km from the old location, in the city’s industrial belt of Chakan. Being situated in Chakan offers better connectivity to national highways, speeding up customer deliveries within India. In addition, the new facility is closer to Mumbai from where Potain cranes are shipped to export markets.

"The majority of cranes manufactured at this new factory will be shipped to customers in India," said David Semple. "But we will also serve neighboring markets such as Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal. All of our customers will benefit from the faster deliveries and enhanced quality of Potain cranes in this region."

The Potain MCT 85 and MC 125 are popular units in India and the surrounding markets. The MCT 85 can lift a maximum of 5 t or 1.1 t at its jib end of 52 m. It is a practical unit designed for easier transportation, with its entire top portion able to travel on just two trucks. Assembly is easier too as most of the pre-assembly work happens at the factory before the crane is delivered to the customer. The MC 125 has a maximum capacity of 6 t and maximum jib length of 60 m. It can lift 1.15 t at its maximum jib end.

NBM&CW August 2018

Click Here
To Know More / Contact The Manufacturer
Please provide your details we will contact you as soon as possible
Please let us know your name.
Invalid Input
Please let us know your Designation.
Invalid Input
Please let us know your City.
Please let us know your State.
Please let us know your Country.
Please let us know your Contact Number.
Please let us know your email address.
Please brief your query.

Grove launching successor to the popular GMK3060

Manitowoc Cranes will launch an upgrade of the three-axle Grove GMK3060 all-terrain crane at bauma 2019 in Munich. The new GMK3060L is based on its predecessor’s design but has a longer boom (48 m/157.5 ft instead of 43 m/141 ft) and offers Read More ...

Schwing Stetter India Brings XCMG Aerial Work Platform to India

XCMG aerial work platforms, with their small boundary dimension, wide working range, strong obstacle climbing ability, simple, safe and reliable operation, are widely used in the construction of buildings, Read More ...

ACE Launches NX Series NextGen Multi Activity Cranes

As the name suggests, the new NX Series NextGen Multi Activity Cranes perform multiple tasks, apart from crane operations, which makes them very versatile in enabling multi-purpose applications. Developed in-house by Read More ...

Schwing Stetter India Brings XCMG Aerial Work Platform to India

XCMG aerial work platforms, with their small boundary dimension, wide working range, strong obstacle climbing ability, simple, safe and reliable operation, are widely used in the construction of buildings, roads Read More ...

ACE Launches NX Series NextGen Multi Activity Cranes

As the name suggests, the new NX Series NextGen Multi Activity Cranes perform multiple tasks, apart from crane operations, which makes them very versatile in enabling multi-purpose applications. Developed in-house Read More ...

Liebherr mobile construction cranes tackle building retrofit

Three Liebherr mobile construction cranes have been in action as part of an administrative building retrofit in Neckarsulm. In addition to several steel elements, a MK 140 hoisted several air conditioning units onto the Read More ...

COMANSA upgrades Flat-Top tower crane models 21LC660 & 21LC750; increases their maximum load capacity up to 50 tons

The design of new solutions for the 21LC1050 Flat-Top tower crane, launched in Sept 2018, allowed COMANSA's R&D team to apply some of these developments to two of the manufacturer's most successful Read More ...

NEW AGE gondolas serve prestigious Trump Tower project of - Lodha Group in Mumbai

Tall buildings have special importance and a visual advantage due to their height and dominance over other elements in the surroundings. High rises have now become a necessity in metro cities due to limited availability Read More ...

Everest Engineering Equipment displays tower cranes, passenger hoists, and anti-collision systems for catering to the growing pre-cast market, at bauma Conexpo India 2018.

Everest Engineering Equipment has an exclusive dealership tie-up with established brands such as SYM, Finehope for tower cranes, GJJ for passenger & material hoists, and Chengdu Hi-tech for anti-collision Read More ...

HAULOTTE organizes key handover to SHAKTI Equipments Pvt. Ltd., and RENTEASE International LLP; showcases brand new HA20LE PRO, the first AWP under its PULSEO series

French major Haulotte that designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of products focused on aerial work platform and telehandlers, has been providing increasingly innovative solutions by co-creating value Read More ...

Action Construction Equipment (ACE) - showcases new NX series of cranes

At bauma Conexpo India, Action Construction Equipment displayed the new models of its NX - Next Generation series that included NX 360, NXP and NXT, for which the company has filed a patent. Said Sorab Agarwal Read More ...

The Manitowoc Way to Progress

Several hundred Potain guests, including customers, dealers, partners, and media-persons, visited the company's new factory in Pune to view Manitowoc's new and improved manufacturing processes embodying Read More ...

JJC & Dragados chooses 4 Potain cranes to build new police hospital in Peru

The construction of the new Central Police Hospital in Lima, Peru, is underway with the help of four Potain tower cranes. Two MC 175 B and two MC 125 cranes are providing fast work at the job site by lifting formwork Read More ...

New 21LC1050 from COMANSA

Launched worldwide, the new 21LC1050 is designed to work in projects involving lifting of heavy loads and can be erected with reach of 30 to 80 metres with configurations every 5 metres. In addition, an optional jib Read More ...

Liebherr MK series of 2-in-1 Mobile Construction Crane

In its endeavor to keep bringing intelligent features in its products, Liebherr offers a unique product that combines the features of two cranes into one: it’s mobile construction crane in the MK series has the mobility Read More ...

COMANSA cranes build luxury residential complex in Nigeria

Contractor ITB Nigeria is using 6 COMANSA cranes for the construction of the ‘Azuri Peninsula’ apartments being developed by Eko Development Company in a brand-new city on reclaimed land in Lagos Read More ...
NBM&CW

New Building Material & Construction World

New Building Material & Construction World
MGS Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture
L&ST

Lifting & Specialized Transport

Lifting & Specialized Transport
II&TW

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week