Manitowoc has opened a new 2,900-square-meter facility with a warehouse and a workshop in Molino, Cavite, south of the Philippines capital, Manila. The facility stocks parts for Potain tower cranes, including popular models such as the MCR 160, MCR 225 A, MCT 205, as well as parts for Grove mobile cranes such as the RT530E-2, RT765E-2 and the GMK6300L. Construction of the new facility was completed in July this year and Manitowoc staff have already moved in.
“We want to provide the highest levels of support for our Grove mobile cranes and Potain tower cranes,” said Michael Macatangay, Manitowoc sales director for the Philippines. “The opening of this new warehouse is the latest example of our commitment to customers in the Philippines, following the expansion of our sales team earlier this year.”
More than 40 customers attended an open house event to celebrate the unveiling of the new facility last month. Cranes on display at the event included the Potain Hup 32-27 self-erecting tower crane and the Grove RT530E-2 rough-terrain crane and GMK3060 all-terrain crane.
The Hup 32-27 self-erecting crane has a maximum capacity of 4 t and can lift 1 t at its jib end. It has a hook height of 27 m and a jib of 32 m, and customers were able to see demonstrations of this crane during the open house.
The 60 t capacity GMK3060 combines a powerful, six-section Megaform boom that features the new Boom Configuration Mode to save time at the job site and make set-up easier. The crane was also the first from Manitowoc to feature its Crane Control System (CCS). For the RT530E-2, maximum capacity is 30 t and its four-section, full power boom is formed of 100 k.s.i. steel to reduce weight while maximizing structural capacities. It is also equipped with CCS.
Apart from seeing the models on display, customers were also able to watch live demonstrations of the Hup 32-27 and there were handover ceremonies to celebrate deliveries to two customers – Port-Link Container Yard Corporation and P.A. Alvarez Properties & Development Corporation.
John Go, president Port-Link Container Yard Corp., said: “The demonstration of the Hup 32-27 crane was really useful. The jib was unfolded in front of us and we could witness firsthand how fast and easy it was to operate the crane. We are excited with our purchase of the Hup 32-27 and are certain this Potain crane will help improve the efficiency and reliability of our work.”