- Over the last three years, Manitowoc has made considerable investments in its Potain tower crane factories in Charlieu and Moulins in France, Baltar in Portugal, and Niella Tanaro in Italy.
- The investments include new buildings and extended production areas, new production lines with automated welding, custom tooling, and redesigned processes.
- Implemented under The Manitowoc Way business operating system, Manitowoc’s lean initiatives have led to greater safety, quality, and productivity, as well as lower environmental impact.
Industry-leading cranes require industry-leading manufacturing facilities, which is why Manitowoc is continuously investing in its production sites. Over the last three years, Manitowoc has invested significantly in its European Potain tower crane factories, which have a combined surface area of 400,000 m2. These investments have been implemented according to The Manitowoc Way, its business system based on lean principles for driving operational excellence and increasing customer trust and confidence in every aspect of the business, and have led to significant improvements in safety, quality, and productivity, while reducing its environmental impact.