Manitou Partially Reopens European Production


Manitou Group has partially resumed activity at its production sites in France and Italy.

The limited reopening lets the company gradually restart its whole supply-and-production chain in the context of a health crisis that is still cause for concern.

In accordance with the regulations applicable to all the production sites, Manitou has implemented specific measures to protect the health of its onsite employees and service providers.

Michel Denis, president and CEO, said, “In the context of the health crisis, we have, in conjunction with our stakeholders, implemented very strict prevention and protection measures to ensure that our employees return to work in optimum safety conditions. All these measures have been disseminated internally and workers are given training as soon as they return on site.”

In a news release, Manitou emphasized that these measures will be adjusted according to both the evolution of the COVID-19 crisis and the number of employees present at the sites.

It said that a minimum activity service remains operational for critical functions, and teleworking is systematically implemented when appropriate.

“The whole group remains extremely mobilized in the face of this crisis, in relation to its employees, its customers, its operations and all its stakeholders,” said the release.

The company noted that the closure of production operations in India remains in effect in accordance with that country’s current isolation requirements.