Grues Levages Investissements (GLI), Manitowoc’s dealer for Grove and Potain cranes in Réunion Island, hosted a three-day open house event at its premises in Le Port. Manitowoc used the occasion to showcase some of its latest lifting technologies, displaying a Grove GMK4100L-1 all-terrain crane and Potain Hup 40-30 self-erecting crane. Around 300 guests were welcomed over the course of the three days.
Stéphane Giraudo, sales director for tower cranes for Manitowoc in France, and Philippe Dumas, sales director for mobile cranes for Manitowoc in France and French territories, were both on site. Dumas said, “The event was a huge success and the perfect opportunity to highlight our latest introductions. GLI is a very active dealer that offers excellent support to its customers and this positive approach has helped the company establish Manitowoc as a clear market leader in Réunion.”
The GMK4100L-1 has a 100 t maximum capacity and 60 m boom, with the best load charts in its class yet a narrow width of just 2.55 m. The Hup 40-30 has a 4 t maximum capacity and 40 m jib, and offers class-leading versatility with 16 possible configurations.
Stéphane Giraudo, Sales Director of France and Benelux countries, said GLI was a perfect partner for the event, as displayed from the number of high-profile projects the company has completed, including major infrastructure projects. “GLI has a great ability to serve a wide range of customers, from the small family-owned operation up to the largest, leading international companies. It is certainly a dominant force in the region and Manitowoc is proud to have the company as a partner,” he said