Manitex Receives $7 Million in New Orders

Manitex International, Bridgeview, Ill., a leading provider of engineered lifting solutions including boom truck cranes, rough-terrain forklifts and special mission-oriented vehicles, announced that it received new orders valued at approximately $7 million.

The orders consisted of commercial boom truck cranes for the owner-operated and rental markets of approximately $5 million and a new order for Manitex Liftking military container handling forklifts valued at approximately $2 million from a United States government agency. The company expects to ship these orders by the end of 2009.

“Our niche strategy and focus have positioned us well to win new business in our target markets,” said Andrew Rooke, president and chief operating officer. “Liftking has a positive history with military orders, and the recent increase in the military orders we have received is particularly encouraging.”

Manitex Liftking’s forklifts are built to exacting military standards including compliance with the quality controls required by ISO 9001. Before being shipped, each machine is thoroughly tested on a military approved endurance track located adjacent to Manitex Liftking’s military vehicle manufacturing plant. The U.S. Department of Defense has hundreds of Manitex Liftking vehicles serving the Navy, Army and Air Force.