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Manitowoc, Bauma 2016

Manitowoc had a significant presence at the recent 2016 Bauma machinery and equipment trade fair in Munich, Germany. Bauma’s organiser reported that there were more than 3,000 exhibitors from 58 countries and approximately 580,000 visitors from 200 countries. Overall, the expo from April 11-17 was a huge success.

For Manitowoc, which occupied more than 3,200 square metres of outdoor display area at bauma, the event highlighted for the first time that the company is now a standalone specialist crane manufacturing, sales and service organisation. On March 4th, the Manitowoc Foodservice group officially disengaged from Manitowoc Cranes within The Manitowoc Company. At bauma, Barry Pennypacker, President and CEO of Manitowoc Cranes, said the company was looking to the future as it begins a new chapter.

“It’s exciting to be at our first major exhibition as a standalone crane company,” he said. 

“Being solely focused on the cranes business fundamentally changes how we think about creating shareholder value – our success relies completely on our ability to deliver value to the crane industry.  As part of being a new entity, we are developing a new corporate culture built around the Manitowoc Way.  We want to get closer to our customers and bring more value to the equation, and we will do so through greater Innovation and Velocity.”

WATM was fortunate enough to have senior representatives present at Bauma to witness a few milestones at the event. These included the global launch of the following new mobile cranes:
  • GMK5150L
  • GMK5150 (both GMK5150s have the best load charts in their class when working in their taxi configuration and when configured with their maximum counterweight for optimal capacity) 
  • GRT8100 (a generational upgrade of the popular RT890E)
  • GRT880 (an update of the RT880E).

For more details on these new model cranes, please contact Roger Cross at WATM on 0458 082 353 or