Tag: Manitowoc

Two Elephant Asiagroup is new Manitowoc dealer in Myanmar

Manitowoc Cranes has partnered with Two Elephant Asiagroup Co., Ltd – a joint-venture between Two Elephant Group and Asiagroup – to distribute and support their range of Grove mobile and Manitowoc crawler cranes in Myanmar.

Asiagroup already has one dealership agreement with Manitowoc Cranes in the region, representing its crawler cranes in Malaysia. It is also a long-standing customer and has purchased a mix of seven new Grove and Manitowoc cranes in recent months. Meanwhile, Two Elephant Group is an established rental company in Myanmar with knowledge and expertise of the local market.

Manitowoc announces new vice president, global marketing

Manitowoc has appointed Ion Warner as vice president, global marketing. He brings 28 years of automotive and industrial manufacturing experience to Manitowoc.

He will help Manitowoc enhance its global reputation and better develop its marketing activities. Dave Hull, SVP global sales and marketing at Manitowoc, explains:

“Manitowoc is recognized as a global leader in cranes which is also reflected in the excellence of our products, the strength of our customer support and the hard work of our staff. To reinforce our industry-leading position and to continue our quest for excellence, we rely on a strong marketing team. Ion will be responsible for building that team and delivering our marketing efforts. I am delighted to welcome him to Manitowoc.”

Manitowoc Cranes reorganizes to further improve customer focus

Eric Etchart, president and general manager of Manitowoc Cranes, has announced a new organizational structure that will focus the organization more directly on the customer value stream, while also improving operational efficiencies and streamlining the organization’s decision-making process.

The senior management team for Manitowoc’s crane business will consist of a team of three senior executives, each with a global responsibility. Larry Weyers is now global executive vice president, and responsible for the company’s product lines including engineering, sales and marketing, and Crane Care; Josef Matosevic is executive vice president of operations and procurement, and responsible for the operating value stream including all the facilities and procurement activities; and Dean Nolden is executive vice president of finance and information systems, and responsible for processes and efficiencies. These EVP positions report directly to Eric Etchart, president of Manitowoc Cranes.

The most notable change in the reorganization is a transition from regional management to global product line management. These product line organizations will be focused on creating the customer value proposition and resolving customer retention issues faster. The product line teams will be supported by a new global sales and marketing organization, which will continue to be structured regionally, but will be managed globally. “As our customers become more global we need to adapt our structure to respond faster to their evolving needs, streamline communications, and manage inventory availability more efficiently,” said Etchart.

Manitowoc unveils innovative Product Verification Center

Management from Manitowoc Cranes cut the ribbon to officially open the company’s Product Verification Center at its facility in Shady Grove, Pa., U.S.

A crane can only be as good as the sum of its parts. That’s why Manitowoc Cranes has built a multimillion dollar, state-of-the-art testing facility to rigorously scrutinize the components that go into its cranes.

Odebrecht purchases 13 cranes at M&T Expo 2012

razil-based construction and engineering company Odebrecht has purchased 13 cranes from Manitowoc. The deal signed at M&T Expo 2012 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, included five Grove YardBoss YB4400 series industrial cranes, two RT890E and two RT540E rough-terrain cranes, two Manitowoc 16000 and two 999 crawler cranes.

Paulo Oscar, equipment trading superintendent for Odebrecht, said the key drivers for buying Manitowoc cranes are their top-notch quality as well as the support provided by Manitowoc Crane Care and its local dealer.

“With a number of different job sites worldwide, it is important to select a company with a wide product portfolio that is able to provide local support, which Manitowoc is able to do,” he said. “And what a great way to make such a large purchase at M&T Expo 2012 – from a company that has recently shown its dedication to our region by opening up a factory here in Brazil.”

Manitowoc announce Mike Heacock VP of North American tower crane sales

Mike Heacock has been named vice president of sales for Manitowoc’s Potain tower crane line in North America. He will be responsible for sales of all Potain products, as well as distribution management and major accounts management in the region.

Heacock brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the crane industry. Prior to his position with Manitowoc, he worked for 10 years at Coast Crane, most recently as the general manager of the west coast dealer’s tower crane group.

Heacock will report directly to David Hull, senior vice president of sales and marketing for North America.

Manitowoc announce Josef Matosevic as SVP of global manufacturing

Josef Matosevic has been named Manitowoc’s senior vice president of manufacturing. In this new role, Matosevic will be responsible for overseeing the full scope of Manitowoc Cranes’ fabrication, materials management and manufacturing activities. Working in close partnership with regional and functional teams worldwide, he will help ensure efficient and cost-effective operations supporting overall strategic goals toward operational excellence.

He will report directly to Eric Etchart, president and general manager of Manitowoc Cranes.

Etchart says that Matosevic’s extensive experience in international operations makes him a perfect fit for the position.

Trimble and Manitowoc Cranes Enter into a Development Agreement

Trimble and Manitowoc Cranes, a part of The Manitowoc Company, Inc. has announced that they have signed an agreement to collaborate on the development of solutions that can harness precise positioning technology, wireless communications and comprehensive software capabilities to enhance productivity in the construction lifting industry. Trimble and Manitowoc intend to develop solutions that will transform the way in which crane operations and information are managed on a construction site.

By combining the strengths of Trimble and Manitowoc Cranes, the companies intend to develop a solution tailored for the lifting industry that provides real time, centimeter-level positioning data for multiple cranes working on a construction site. The solution would be able to measure crane position in absolute coordinates using rugged, easy to install, non-contact sensors that can be installed on both fixed and mobile cranes.

Kevin Blaney named new Manitowoc North American sales director

Manitowoc announced Kevin Blaney as the new director of sales – major accounts for the North America region. In his new role, Blaney will be responsible for all aspects of sales and technical support for a group of crane rental companies and contractors that Manitowoc serves direct.

He will provide support for the full Manitowoc product line and will be the main point of contact for this diverse and important customer base. He will report to Joseph Maslizek, vice president of North American crawler and mobile hydraulic crane sales.

Maslizek said Kevin Blaney’s experience at Manitowoc has prepared him well for his new role.

First Grove GMK6300L in Latvia is largest crane in region

A Grove GMK6300L crane has been delivered to a company in Latvia — the first in the Baltic states. The class-leading 300 t crane is the largest all-terrain crane in the region, and it has already completed several projects.

To mark the arrival of the crane, Manitowoc’s Baltic dealer for Grove cranes, Konekesko, held a launch event at its facility in Riga. More than 200 people attended, including staff from rental company Arsava, the crane’s new owner.

Given its lift capabilities and industry-leading technology, Arsava will offer the crane to projects throughout the Baltic States and Scandinavia. The company is based in Riga, and its fleet includes forklift trucks, all-terrain cranes, a self-erecting crane and a helicopter designed for specialty lifts.