SANY Heavy Industry president Xiang Wenbo has responded to allegations of patent infringement made by Manitowoc Cranes LLC in a federal lawsuit filed in Wisconsin and in a complaint before the U.S. International Trade Commission. A CNN/Fortune article earlier this week mentioned the lawsuit.
“SANY is proud of its industry-leading crane designs and the heavy equipment products and solutions we provide for our customers. The SANY SCC8500 crawler crane was developed from start to finish by SANY engineers, using our own ideas and our owntechnological innovations. We categorically reject the claims made by Manitowoc and stand fully behind our market-leading products. SANY will respond actively to this legal action through appropriate legal measures to protect our own intellectual property.
“We will continue to bring innovations to market, and offer choices for our customers in North America and around the world.”