Manitou North America, Inc. 2010November 2010
MANITOU BF, headquartered in Ancenis in the Loire Atlantic region of France, engages in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of material handling equipment that serve the construction, agriculture, and industrial sectors. With its seventeen subsidiaries, the MANITOU Group is the global leader in rough terrain equipment (all-wheel-steer loaders and telescopic handlers). The company has a distribution network of approximately 500 hundred points of sale in 120 countries. North and South America, Japan, Australia, and South Africa are all familiar with the MANITOU brand. Its product line also includes aerial work platforms, compact loaders, masted forklift trucks, and stackers.
Manitou North America Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary in Waco, Texas. The origin of MNA, K-D Manufacturing Company was founded in 1946 in Cleburne, Texas, by M. M. Key, Sr. The company designed and manufactured masts for forklifts and used modified agricultural tractors for rough terrain forklifts. After a fire at the Cleburne plant in 1966, the company was relocated to Waco, Texas.
Manitou BF purchased a controlling interest in K-D Manufacturing in 1981 and established K-D Manitou, Inc., a Texas corporation. Mr. M. M. Key, Jr. served as president until April, 1986, when he sold his remaining interest to Manitou B.F. K-D Manitou, Inc. became Manitou North America on January 1, 2003, and relocated to a larger facility in Waco.
Manitou North America manufactures several models of rough terrain lift trucks and truck mounted forklifts in Waco. The result of years of job proven performance and reliability, the M Series was designed from the ground up as a true rough terrain lift truck. With capacities to 10,000 lbs. and masts designed exclusively for rough terrain use, the M Series provides the solution to all of your rough terrain masted truck requirements.
The “Manitransit” Series of truck mounted forklifts was designed utilizing application and engineering expertise gained by Manitou from its many years of experience manufacturing telescopic boom forklifts for the rental, construction, and agricultural markets. The TMT Series with a telescopic boom has revolutionized offloading providing much greater freedom of movement and reducing the overall costs associated with handling. Several models are built at Manitou North America and can be customized to fit your particular requirements.
Manitou North America imports a complement of telescopic handlers from its parent company. Manitou’s innovative solutions to handling needs in the construction, agricultural, and industrial markets have revolutionized telehandler designs and the way customers look at their applications. From compact to rotating models to the world’s largest, Manitou provides a wide variety of material handling solutions with its Maniscopic product line.
In addition, Manitou North America designs, produces, and markets a full line of industrial masts used on major brands of industrial lift trucks.
A full service department, including a spare parts department and warehouse, provides customer support after purchase. In the field, a network of dealers represents the various product lines of Manitou North America. ■
Manitou North America, Inc.
6401 Imperial Drive, P.O Box 21386, Waco, TX 76702-1386
Toll-Free: 800.433.3304 Telephone: 254.799.0232 Fax: 254.799.4433
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