Manitowoc to Launch New Truck Cranes Bauma China

Manitowoc will launch three new Dongyue truck cranes, manufactured at its Manitowoc factory in Tai'an, China, at bauma China 2008. Manitowoc's booth covers over 700 square meters and is significantly larger than the company's last appearance at the show two years ago. The show takes place Nov. 25-28 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

Gilles Martin, executive vice president for Manitowoc in Asia-Pacific, said the launch of the truck cranes is a message to the market. “Although the new truck cranes from Manitowoc Dongyue are currently for the Chinese market only, by launching them at bauma China we are sending a message that we are on the road to building international-quality truck cranes at this facility,” he said. “This show is a great opportunity for our customers to learn about our intentions in the truck crane market in China and beyond.”

Manitowoc created the joint venture with Tai'an Dongyue Heavy Machinery Co. earlier this year. The new business and products resulting from the partnership are known as Manitowoc Dongyue. The cranes on show at bauma China will be the GT-10, with a 10-ton capacity; GT-18, with an 18-ton capacity; and the GT-25, with a 25-ton capacity.

Also to be displayed is the MCR225A from Potain, a 14-ton capacity tower crane manufactured at Manitowoc's factory in Zhangjiagang, China. This is the crane's first appearance at a trade show in China. From Grove, there will be an RT9130, a 120-ton capacity rough-terrain crane, the largest in the Grove range.

Manitowoc Crane Care, the customer service division, will be present at bauma China highlighting its most recent innovations including Crane Star, its upcoming remote monitoring system; its Contact Center with live call Webcam demonstration; and its latest technical publications, which will be available in different languages.