The material-handling reference

Material handling equipment solutions guaranteed to maximise uptime, extended service life, European-standard operating efficiency and user comfort. Manitou products are designed and manufactured to comply with European standards of safety.

Manitou remains at the forefront of equipment design, offering telehandlers, forklifts, access platforms and compact loaders. Manitou will plan your handling solution for optimal effectiveness and efficiency.

Manitou SA is a subsidiary of Manitou BF, located in France. Manitou had a presence in South Africa for well over 37 years before opening an office in Spartan, Johannesburg in 1997. Over the last decade, Manitou Southern Africa has established itself as a trusted supplier of handling and lifting machinery to the market, and has worked with its customer base to develop specialised pieces of equipment to meet the demands of a variety of applications. The company is the market leader in South Africa in rough terrain equipment.


  • Headquarters in France
  • Invented the rough terrain forklift and telescopic handler
  • 600 dealerships worldwide
  • Active in over 100 countries
  • 14 dealerships in South Africa and neighbouring countries

Material handling equipment from Manitou is available throughout South Africa, including Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, North West Province, Mpumalanga, Northern, Western & Eastern Cape.

Manitou also supplies into Africa, including Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Kenya.

Material handling equipment can be customised for unique applications (particularly for the mining industry)24-hour backup support, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 


  • Street: 112 Plane Road, Spartan Ext, Kempton Park
  • Postcode: 1619
  • City: Johannesburg
  • Province: Gauteng
  • Country: South Africa


  • Telephone: 011 975 7770
  • Fax: +27 11 975-4646
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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