Sustainable steel deal for Manitou

Noridc steel maker SSAB (Swedish Steel AB) will supply French aerial lift manufacturer Manitou with ‘fossil free steel’ from 2026 aiming to enhance the sustainability of its product line.

The steel will be ‘fossil-free’ and ‘zero’ which are both produced with a minimal amount of carbon emissions, allowing Manitou to introduce a new line of telehandlers, aerial work platforms, and forklifts with a significantly reduced carbon footprint.
Agreeing the deal at the SSAB facility

Olavi Huhtala of SSAB said: “We are excited about adding Manitou as a fossil free partner, our goal is to revolutionise the way steel is produced and pave the way for a greener future. Thanks to customers like Manitou who share our ambition of reducing carbon emissions, we are able to create early markets for sustainable steel."
(L-R) Olavi Huhtala of SSAB with Maurizio Achilli of Manitou

Maurizio Achilli of Manitou added: “We work every day closely with our suppliers to reduce our indirect carbon emissions and offer more sustainable products to our customers. This collaboration with SSAB is very important for us as steel represents the main raw material for our products."

Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, SSAB was established in 1978 through the merger of two steel companies, Svenskt Stål and Stora Kopparbergs Bergslags. The company aims to be the first in the market offering emission free steel on a commercial scale by 2026.


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