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Your partner in material handling

Manitou Southern Africa took a committed growth step in the South African Market by opening their Cape Town based Manitou Centre in January 2017. The fully equipped centre was born out of one of the Manitou core values of a customer-centred approach, in a market with diverse, and huge growth potential. The logical step into the Western Cape was driven by the need to offer material handling support, solutions, and services to an exciting and broad range of business sectors, in a demanding, time sensitive market.

Whether it be construction, agriculture, mining or industry, in today’s economic climate each sector is faced with huge demands, tight budgets and few resources. When time and productivity is of the essence, Manitou offers many creative solutions to make material handling simpler, faster and safer. The essence of the Manitou brand is safety, reliability, versatility, efficiency and manoeuvrability – the essence of what is required for businesses to grow in the current economic conditions.

Manitou offers an extensive range of telehandlers, rough terrain forklifts, access platforms, skid steer loaders and backhoe loaders. The range of telehandlers offers a multitude of solutions, and benefits for your site. Partnered with an array of specialised attachments for construction, farming and mining activities, such as forks, bale handlers, various buckets for construction and agriculture, concrete mixers, tyre handlers to name a few, Manitou telehandlers are one of the most versatile, reliable and production focussed machines you can have on-site ensuring you an optimum return on investment.

Manitou listens to its customers to best satisfy their expectations and create value with the objective of seeking out the best performance, the greatest ease of use and the highest level of reliability, including when it comes to the total cost of ownership and the product’s second life. Customers need more than just equipment; they need handling solutions and a partner which will look after the long-term maintenance of their equipment to ensure an extended service life.

With a customer-centric approach, Manitou is able to provide packaged solutions to suit the specific requirements of the customer including full maintenance-leased, demo-stock and short-term rental equipment. Manitou’s comprehensive range of machines are supported nationally with a world-class service and a support network to ensure maximum performance, uptime and productivity. Through their dealer network and Manitou Centres, experienced maintenance teams are on standby 24/7, 365 days a year. A 95% parts availability over the counter ensures that all units can achieve maximum uptime. Training options (customer site based or Manitou office based) are also available to empower the customer and their operators to get the most out of their Manitou machine in a safe and productive manner.

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