About us

Join Manitou Group, an international company on a human scale whose values are reliability, commitment and passion. With our material handling, personnel lifting and earthmoving solutions deployed to our customers across five continents, we design machines and services that make our users' work safer, more productive, efficient, enjoyable and profitable. With less effort, less energy, less impact on the environment and fewer constraints.

Beyond the numbers, Manitou Group is first and foremost a story of entrepreneurs. One of its iconic brands, Manitou, was born 60 years ago in Ancenis (Loire-Atlantique), France, when our founder, Marcel Braud, invented the first rough-terrain forklift truck. As the company developed internationally, it was able to maintain that family spirit, which makes all the difference.

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