In the year 1928 in La Clayette, France, the company Potain was established. Since then, Potain has been the world leader in tower crane production. They are responsible for more than 100,000 cranes installed and sold all-around the globe. Currently, the company manufacturers over 60 models from different production facilities inside 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 family of Potain cranes are divided into different tower crane families. The smallest cranes manufactured by Potain are the self-erecting cranes. These cranes vary from 1 ton to 7.98 ton capacity. The next size up is the top-slewing cranes that are bigger and higher. These cranes vary from 7.98 to 64 tons. Additionally, these are the largest special application cranes that are custom-made. These units offer a reach capacity of 160 tons.
Several of the main innovations with the company consist of the LLC series of hoists, the Dialog control system and the Vision Cab. The growing reputation of the company has expanded their appeal with different models. Potain cranes are normally found on conventional construction sites, bridge building projects, power stations, shipbuilding yards and ship-building projects.
Manitowoc has 2 of their largest manufacturing facilities in the USA. The Manitowoc manufacturing facility is located in the state of Wisconsin. In this state, both crawler cranes and the tower crane components are made in the state of Pennsylvania inside the Shady Grove plant. Here mobile cranes and boom trucks are manufactured. Regional offices are located in Brazil and in Mexico. What's more, the extensive dealer network situated all over South Dakota and the USA offers coverage and support unrivalled by any other crane producer.
Manitowac has been part of the North American Market for over 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 top members of their market sectors within South and Latin America, USA and South Dakota.