Another new AWP plant for Manitou

Manitou is to make a further investment in its recently expanded aerial work platform operations in Candé, France just a few miles from its Ancenis headquarters.

Just a year after it built a second aerial lift manufacturing facility in the town, it is to spend another €60 million on a new fabrication welding facility in the ‘Petit Tesseau’ industrial zone of Candé, close to its two platform assembly operations. The move is aimed at increasing production capacity and smoothing supply chain issues.
An artists impression of the new facility

The new 20,000 square metre facility will employ up to 100 new staff and include 6,000 square metres of solar panels on the roof. In addition to welding the fabrications, it will also paint and carrying out any machining required. Work will begin in the new year and is scheduled for completion in early 2026.
An aerial view of the whole site

Sylvain Jaguelin vice president of the Aerial Work Platform division, said: "We will continue to work with our approved suppliers for mechanically welded components. Bringing this activity in-house will enable us to reduce the tensions that our supply chain can encounter during surges in activity, which are becoming more and more frequent in a very dynamic platform market.”