Manitou to Expand Aerial Platform Production in France

Manitou to Expand Aerial Platform Production in France

Manitou is expanding its production site dedicated to rough-terrain aerial work platforms in Candé, France.


One year after the inauguration of this second platform plant, this investment of over $64 million will enable the group to increase its production capacity by integrating mechanical welding upstream of assembly.


With a long-term vision as its motive, Manitou is equipping itself with important industrial resources to support the strong growth of its aerial work platform business over the coming years. The company’s goal is to increase production capacity while absorbing peaks in activity.


Sylvain Jaguelin, VP Product Unit Aerial Work Platform, explains, "We will continue to work with our approved suppliers for mechanically-welded components. Bringing this activity in-house will enable us to reduce the tensions that our supply chain can encounter during surges in activity, which are more and more frequent in a very dynamic platform market.


Jaguelin continued, “Located in the "Petit Tesseau" industrial zone in Candé, this extension will be built in close proximity from the rough terrain platforms assembly plant, and will benefit from 64, 583 sq. ft. of solar panels,”


Manitou plans to recruit around 100 people once the mechanical welding business has stabilized. Logisticians and a majority of welders are among the main jobs targeted. The almost 800,000 sq. ft. production site, will have nearly 215,000 sq. ft. dedicated mainly to mechanical welding, but also to painting, logistics and machining.


Work on this investment will be spread over the period 2024-2025, with commissioning scheduled for early 2026.


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