The Manitou Group, world leader in all-terrain material handling, announces the takeover of a majority stake in its UK dealer Mawsley Machinery Ltd, based near Northampton, consecutive to the retirement of their main shareholders. A privately-owned company founded in 1981, Mawsley Machinery Ltd supplies construction equipment and services to its customers. Mawsley Machinery is the historical Manitou Group dealer in the Midlands. Two current managers of Mawsley are co-investing in the company to carry on this venture. Ian Wright and Jane Sheldon, the outgoing Managing Directors of Mawsley Machinery Ltd commented “we are proud that Mawsley Machinery is moving forward with a strong, stable base provided by Manitou Group. The expertise and professionalism of the existing team will ensur
Ardent hire has placed a £13m order with Mawsley Machinery for Manitou telehandlers. The order includes fifty of the 14-metre MT1440 as well as more than forty MT625, MT732 and MT932 machines and up to thirty MT625s before the end of the year. Ardent was formed in 2015 from a merger of One Call Hire and telehandler specialist Fork Rent. It still claims to have the largest fleet of telehandlers in the UK, with more than 3,600 machines. Almost all of Ardent’s telehandler fleet is the simpler rigid type, with the non-slewing upper works but Ardent is starting to build a fleet of rotational telehandlers as well. Ardent’s roto telehandler fleet which has grown from 12 to 45 units in the last 12 months and this latest order includes several MRT2150, MRT2550, MRT3050 and MRT3255 rota
IMHX visitors got their first view of Manitou’s new ER16 electric reach truck at this year’s show. The 1.6 T model on show represented the middle ground of a six-model range that spans 1,200 to 2,000 kg. It appeared alongside an electric pallet truck, an electric stacker, an electric forklift and one of the company’s diesel forklifts. The electric units were shown with traditional batteries, but product manager Antoine Roger said Manitou is able to supply lithium batteries on demand. "We are targeting the smaller logistics businesses using up to 15 machines which have different needs and different levels of investment. And when you’re talking about lithium technology, it costs between four and five times the price of traditional lead acid batteries." Roger is seeing a move from di
Following the CEA’s (Construction Equipment Association) AGM at Plantworx Construction Exhibition, Chief Executive, Rob Oliver, announced a new member of the Management Council – Mark Ormond, Manitou UK’s Managing Director. Commenting on the announcement Rob said, “I’m really pleased to welcome Mark to the Management Council team. As a former President of the Agricultural Engineers Association, he will bring an understanding of trade association work and fresh ideas.” Mark has been at the helm of Manitou UK for the past 18 months. His remit covers both the Manitou and Gehl brands with full responsibility for operations in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. Manitou reported record sales in the region in 2018 with significant further growth during the first half o
Manitou Group has opened the new facilities of Manitou Spain in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid. The company is hailing the move as a confirmation of its confidence in its potential growth into the Iberian market. The new location, very close to Madrid, has an area of 10,000 sqm and boasts a 4,600 sqm facility housing the official dealership for Madrid and Toledo. The new premises allow Manitou Group to exhibit its wide range of machinery and serve a greater number of customers in a more efficient way, according to a company statement. This move will also benefit nearly 30 employees who make up the Manitou Spain team. The site includes modern workshops where technicians are able to operate in complete safety with improved efficiency. The complex also features independent offic
Manitou has launched its 100% electric range. The Oxygen line includes a new aerial platform and a number of telehandler models. The ATJ 200 e Oxygen is the group’s first electric all terrain aerial platform. With a working height of up to 20m for a maximum capacity of 230kg, the model provides the same performance as a diesel-powered version. Equipped with a 48 V battery, it can achieve up to one working day on full charge in adverse weather conditions. The low-voltage battery allows technicians to work on it without special certification. With a weight of 7,200kg and a length of 6m, it is also easily transportable. Another engine located inside the turret drives a pump that provides hydraulic flow for all the platform movements. This model can climb at a 45° angle. The reductio
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