About us

Joining Manitou Group means taking part in the epic adventure of an international company, whose headquarters are based in Ancenis (near Nantes and Angers). Its industrial successes are the result of a solid family history, a guarantee of independence, and intangible principles: reliability, commitment and passion. 

In order to deploy handling, lifting and earthmoving equipment to our customers on all five continents, we design machines and services that enable them to work more safely, productively, efficiently and profitably. All of this in order to meet our mission: "To improve working conditions, safety and performance worldwide, while preserving people and their environment". 

Behind these figures, we invite you to discover the history of Manitou Group, the history of entrepreneurs like Marcel Braud, Honorary Chairman, founder of Manitou who invented the first rough-terrain forklift truck 60 years ago in Ancenis (Loire-Atlantique, France). Since then, Manitou Group has expanded internationally while preserving the family spirit that makes all the difference, with particular attention paid to the men and women in the company. 

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