Manitowoc launched two new Dongyue truck cranes for the Chinese market, the GT8 and GT10A. The cranes are the first two to benefit from the updated design and production processes at the company’s factory in TaiAn, Shangdong Province. Following a positive response to the launch of the new cranes, Manitowoc reported several orders at the end of the open day.The cranes have a number of features and benefits that make them top performing models. The Dongyue GT8 will compete in the 8 t capacity class, and the Dongyue GT10A in the 10 t capacity class, both hugely popular categories in the Chinese truck crane market. In addition to industry-leading performance, both cranes have cost effective and simple designs, as favored by Chinese customers.The TaiAn factory, which is building the cranes, has updated its processes to 5S, the system used at other Manitowoc facilities around the world. The 5S process is based around the principles of Sorting, Straightening, Shining, Standardising and Sustaining.