The company Potain was established in La Clayette, France in 1928. Since that time, the company has grown into a leading producer of cranes. The company is responsible for over 100,000 cranes in operation all-around the world. Now, the company manufacturers over 60 models from various manufacturing facilities inside China, France, Germany, Italy and Portugal. The company represents many different product ranges utilized for a variety of applications. These machinery are sold through a global Manitowoc dealer network.
The family of Potain cranes are divided into different tower crane families. The smallest cranes manufactured by Potain are the self-erecting cranes. These cranes range from 1 ton to 7.98 ton capacity. The next size up is the top-slewing cranes that are higher and bigger. These cranes vary from 7.98 to 64 tons. Furthermore, these are the largest custom-made special application cranes. These units provide a reach capacity of 160 tons.
Several of the main innovations with the company include the LLC range of hoists, the Dialog control system and the Vision Cab. The growing reputation of the company has expanded their appeal with different models. Potain cranes are usually found on traditional construction sites, bridge building projects, power stations, ship-building projects and shipbuilding yards.
Two of Manitowac's largest facilities are based within the United States. Their manufacturing facility is based within Wisconsin. In this state, both crawler cranes and the tower crane components are constructed in the state of Pennsylvania in the Shady Grove plant. Here both mobile cranes and boom trucks are manufactured. Regional offices are located within Brazil and within Mexico. Also, the extensive dealer network found throughout Texas and the United States offers coverage and support unrivalled by any other crane producer.
Manitowac has been part of the North American Market for more than 50 years. They have built a great reputation for provided their customers with quality products with outstanding support. The popular names of Manitowoc, Grove and national Crane have been leading members of their market sectors within South and Latin America, USA and Texas.