Manitou Group

Manitou Group presented Jim Anderson of Anderson Machinery Company, located in Corpus Christi, Texas, with the Gehl 2019 Top Dealer Award for North America. This prestigious award is based on the overall sales performance, commitment and customer support of Gehl equipment in North America throughout 2019.

The Manitou Group ended 2019 with a revenue that exceeded the 2 billion euro mark for the first time in its history, while strengthening its global presence and market share, according to Michel Denis, Manitou president and chief executive officer. "The doubling of order intake in the fourth quarter compared to the previous quarter gives the order book a depth of around 4 months of activity.

The Manitou MTA 12055 Series III telehandler ranks as the heaviest capacity construction telehandler in the product line. This new machine has a maximum lift capacity of 12,000 lbs. (5,443 kg), lift height of 55 ft. 5 in. (16.8 m) and can take 5,500 lbs.

The Manitou Group, a worldwide leader in rough-terrain handling, is inaugurating its new "Training Center" at its Ancenis site in France. This new structure offers a training environment specifically designed for the machines' clearance that will more effectively address dealers' growing demand for training.

The Manitou Group, a world leader in rough-terrain handling, has started construction of a new factory dedicated to aerial work platforms. Michel Denis, Group president and CEO, and Jacqueline Himsworth, chair of the board of directors, laid the first stone in the presence of a number of elected representatives.

The Gehl Foundation awarded two $20,000 collegiate scholarships for students beginning in the fall of 2019. Anna Kiskunas, daughter of Manitou Group employee Steve Kiskunas, and Andrew Loehr, son of Manitou Group employee Thomas Loehr, are the recipients of the scholarships for 2019.

Manitou North America has added two new roles to its product management and marketing teams to strengthen support for a growing number of customers and market opportunities with its Manitou, Gehl and Mustang by Manitou brands. Mike Sover has joined the team as the North America product marketing manager for mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs), and Julie Ryer as the North America service and solutions marketing manager.

Gehl has introduced four new and improved telescopic handler models for the North American market — the DL11-44 GEN:3, DL11-55 GEN:3, DL12-40 GEN:3 and DL12-55 GEN:3. The new Gehl DL Gen:3 Series models feature a single joystick control for boom extension and retraction, attachment tilt, auxiliary hydraulics and forward/neutral/reverse.

The Manitou Group announced the evolution of its Mustang brand into “Mustang by Manitou.” Known for its three emblematic Manitou, Gehl and Mustang brands, this action reinforces the value of its Mustang product range offering in all territories and the reputation of the Manitou Group.