VIDEO: Manitou aims to provide real mining solutions
Since arriving in Australia from France almost 40 years ago, Manitou has had a strong market presence in the materials handling sector.
It currently offers a wide range of products such as telehandlers and skid steer loaders to the agriculture, mining and construction market.
When interviewed at the recent Asia Pacific Mining Expo AIMEX, Manitou Australia Managing Director Stuart Walker says the company is not only an equipment distributor but a total solutions provider.
"Customers are increasingly looking to remove manual labour, make things safer, make things more productive so we’ve developed a number of attachments and solutions to address that."
On top of the Manitou brand, the company also carries Gehl and Mustang machinery.
Walker also talks about some exciting projects Manitou is currently monitoring in the pipeline such as a new braking system for its telehandler range, an underground flameproof skid steer, and an underground telescopic handler.
"What we’re finding is that mining customers are the ones driving the innovation because of the challenges that they face," he says.
"So we work very closely with our customers to develop the solutions on their behalf."
Watch the video to find out more about Manitou Australia.
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