Manitex Positions Product Lines for International Distribution

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--Manitex International Inc.' new CE certification for its 40- and 50-ton boom truck cranes, opens distribution of these products into Central and Eastern Europe. At the same time, the Company says new value-added features will be standard on its 50-ton taxi cranes. These features are said to provide easier setup and better load management for the sole operator. According to Manitex, the jib-jack, offered as a standard value-added feature, will lower operation and overhead costs for equipment operators and rental fleets. Manitex is adding a "no-free-swing" option for the 50-ton crane specifically designed for oil field service and power grid applications.

Andrew Rooke, president and COO of Manitex International, says, "The certification with the CE mark of our 40- and 50-ton cranes opens the European market to our distribution and provides additional competitive support in markets where certification is preferred but not mandatory. Direct marketing, as well as the identification of suitable European dealers, has already commenced and we believe our cranes will provide a competitive solution against European truck cranes traditionally used in these territories."

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