The company Potain was established in La Clayette, France in the year 1928. Ever since that time, the company has grown into a leading manufacturer of cranes. The company is responsible for over 100,000 cranes in operation all over the globe. At present, the company makes more than 60 models from various production plants inside France, China, Italy, Portugal and Germany. The company represents numerous different product ranges used for various applications. These machinery are sold through a global 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 both higher and bigger. These cranes vary from 7.98 to 64 tons. Furthermore, these are the biggest custom-designed special application cranes. These models provide a reach capacity of 160 tons.
Several of the main innovations with the company comprise the LLC range of hoists, the Dialog control system and the Vision Cab. The growing reputation of the company has expanded their appeal with various models. Potain cranes are often found on conventional construction sites, bridge building projects, power stations, shipbuilding yards and ship-building projects.
Two of Manitowac's biggest facilities are based in the United States. Their manufacturing facility is based within the state of Wisconsin. In this state, both crawler cranes and the tower crane components are made within the state of Pennsylvania inside the Shady Grove facility. Here boom trucks and mobile cranes are manufactured. Regional offices are situated within Mexico and in Brazil. Furthermore, the extensive dealer network situated all over Missouri and the United States offers coverage and support unrivalled by any other crane manufacturer.
Manitowac has been part of the North American Market for more than 50 years. They have built a great reputation for provided their customers 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 USA, Missouri and Latin and South America.