Manitowoc sees strong market in Egypt
First publishedin World Highways
Manitowoc recently held a customer event in Egyptian capital Cairo in partnership with its dealers, Orascom Trading and International Development Programmes (IDP)
Manitowoc recently held a conference in Egyptian capital Cairo, in partnership with its long-standing dealers Orascom Trading and International Development Programmes (IDP). The event highlighted the company’s latest products and innovations, underlining its commitment to markets such as Egypt and the Middle East, according to the firm. And the conference also concluded with the sale of the first four MDT389 cranes in the Middle East.
Orascom Trading and IDP has been representing the Grove and Potain crane brands for many years. The conference attracted representatives from major contractors in Egypt and the Middle East, allowing the event partners to unveil some of Manitowoc’s latest products and innovations. These new technologies included Manitowoc’s crane control system (CCS) and the new variable position counterweight (VPC) system. The company also presented its new five-axle Grove all-terrain crane range. Over 70 customers attended the seminar as well as two representatives from Manitowoc. This is the first time that Manitowoc and its dealers have hosted a joint event in Egypt.
Manitowoc product managers explained the benefits that the firm’s CCS technology offers for Potain and Grove cranes. The control system is said to be user-friendly and will be progressively installed on all new all-terrain crane models, as well as crawler cranes, rough-terrain cranes and tower cranes. According to Manitowoc, this system delivers high operator comfort, as well as ergonomic control and optimum lifting capacity.