Manitowoc has opened its first crane factory in Latin America. The new facility is located in Passo Fundo, a city in Southern Brazil. It will initially supply Grove-branded rough-terrain cranes to Brazil and the region.
“The Brazilian crane market is one of the fastest growing in the world, and Manitowoc has a long history both here and throughout Latin America," said Larry Weyers, executive vice president for Manitowoc in the Americas. "Over the past five years we’ve expanded our sales and Manitowoc Crane Care operations to ensure we have the best infrastructure to serve our customers. Now, with this Passo Fundo factory, we can give them locally-manufactured cranes that are ideally suited to their needs.”