On-stand training plus new products from Manitowoc Cranes at bC India 2013.
Manitowoc is pledging a strong presence at bC India 2013, to reinforce its position as a major player in the growing Indian construction market. The show, which takes place in Mumbai in February at Bandra Kurla Complex, will see Manitowoc exhibiting a variety of cranes at its 816 sq m booth.
Towering above the booth will be a Potain MC 175 B, one of several crane models built at Manitowoc's local factory in Pune. The crane has a 8 t maximum capacity and can lift 1.4 t at its maximum outreach of 60 m. Other products for the booth will be confirmed at a later date.
In addition to showing equipment, Manitowoc will also run live training courses on its stand each day, through Manitowoc Crane Care. The company did the same thing during the last bC India, held in 2011, and the courses were hugely successful, selling out completely. Manitowoc is hoping for similar success at the upcoming event, with classes on tower crane maintenance and operation among those available.
Raman Joshi, Managing Director, Manitowoc Cranes India, said the timing of the show was good for manufacturers and visitors. "India continues to move in the right direction, but this year has been a little slower," he said. "However, we're optimistic for 2013. We're still expecting new infrastructure and energy projects to come on-line and to build these ambitious new developments contractors will need to use the latest lifting technology. We will be showing several cranes that offer capabilities not available through other manufacturers."
He a added, "We are also pleased to be staging our daily training sessions in our booth. Our Manitowoc Crane Care training courses are going from strength-to-strength and customers recognise the safety and operational benefits available through in-depth knowledge of the cranes they are working with."
Visitors to the Manitowoc booth at bC India 2013 will also have a chance to check out a display showing the services available through Manitowoc's new Contact Centre in Pune. The Contact Centre gives customers fast phone access to a technician 24/7, to discuss any issues regarding their Manitowoc products.