NTP Forklifts to bring materials handling to MEGATRANS2018

National forklift sales, service and rental company NTP Forklifts Australia will showcase its unique range of materials handling equipment at trade event MEGATRANS2018.
The business has supplied a broad range of materials handling products and solutions from around the world to the Australian materials handling market for over three decades, offering equipment from the likes of TCM, Manitou, Jungheinrich and Kalmar.
Find out more about MEGATRANS2018.

Manitou Australia partners with Modified Rugby Program

Manitou Australia has announced its new partnership with GingerCloud Foundation, through which it will support the growth of the Modified Rugby Program (MRP) for the next three years.
The partnership is aimed at creating long-term pathways for inclusion for children with learning and perceptual disabilities through the MRP, in alignment with Manitou Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility program.
“GingerCloud’s vision through the MRP to move children off the sidelines and into the main game of rugby and life is a great alignment with Manitou’s values and our CSR programs,” said Stuart Walker, Managing Director, Manitou Australia.
“Manitou is a true Australian market and world leader and in association with our national dealer network and staff, we hope we can play a role in spreading the message of inclusion, belonging and success through the MRP,” he added.
Megan Elliott, Managing Director, GingerCloud, said Manitou’s commitment to the MRP shows how corporate Australia can join forces with innovative, grass-roots community programs to create real long-term social change.
“As the MRP is all about creating a world where children like our son Max and their families can feel safe, a sense of belonging and add value to their communities, we are so proud that an organisation like Manitou with its strong family value set fostered by the Braud family, has chosen to support our vision,” said Elliott.
“We are changing the world’s perception of children with learning and perceptual disabilities one rugby club at a time and we are so proud that Manitou will be right there beside us.”
In 2017, the MRP will be endorsed by the Australian Rugby Union as a new division of rugby in Australia and was recognised in 2016 by World Rugby as a Finalist in the Global Rugby Character Award in London.
Since its pilot in 2014 with one team of 16 participants at Brothers Rugby Club in Brisbane, the MRP has grown to include 12 teams of more than 180 participants across South East Qld in three divisions in 2017: the Modified Rugby Program, the MRP 7s and the MRP Colts pilot at Wests Bulldogs Rugby Club in Brisbane.

Manitou MAN'GO 12: the access platform revolution!

Manitou, the world leader in all-terrain loading and lifting equipment, has more than 15 years of experience in the manufacturing and distribution of access platforms.

With a wide range of elevating platforms, Manitou has the solution to all types of lifting equipment needs.

Firstly released in European markets earlier this year, the new Manitou MAN'GO 12 is now available in Australia, New Zealand and the rest of Oceania.

Capable of lifting workers up to 12m (39ft) high, the MAN'GO 12 is dedicated for structural work, finishing work, pruning, industrial cleaning and much more.

With its large basket capable of hosting 2 people at once or 230kg and its compact design, workers can access all types of restricted area without losing in safety and efficiency.

Fully compliant under Australia's standards, the MAN'GO 12 does not require a licence for elevated work platform operations as the machine's boom length is under 11 meters.

This new access platform offers all of the benefits of Manitou's DNA: safety, quality and reliability while being one of the most economically advantageous platforms for rental companies and their customers on the market.

With this revolutionary machine, Manitou offers a solution that is competitive while still meeting the market's expectations.

"We really wanted to respond to a requirement with a dedicated technical solution. Each function has been completely redesigned, without any inhibitions, to offer an appropriate alternative, while of course always keeping in mind the attractive aspect that is sought in economic terms, but also for greater simplicity. with the MAN'GO, we are showing that we can take a different approach while still retaining the very essence of Manitou," Product Manager Samuel Viaud.

1st revolutionary change: the operating mechanism -a redesigned lifting structure driven by a single arm and a system of fulcrums which improves speed of movement.

2nd revolutionary change: the transmission based on the wheel engines retains the machine's all-terrain character through control and management of the distribution of hydraulic oil in the 4-wheel engines and differential hydraulic locking.

3rd revolutionary change: the engine located in the chassis gives a lower center of gravity, which contributes to making the machine lighter.

4th revolutionary change: the name of this new access platform, the MAN'GO is totally distinct from its fellow TJ and ATJ machines on the numerous points mentioned above, and especially in terms of design and graphical charter.

5th revolutionary change: With a boom length of 9.9 metres precisely, the MAN'GO 12 does not require any licence for elevated work platform operations.

Manitou signs new dealership contract

Manitou Australia has announced the signing of a long term distribution agreement with NTP Forklifts Australia to handle the sales and service of Manitou rough terrain materials handling products in the Greater Sydney Region, including Newcastle and Wollongong.

Manitou Australia managing director Stuart Walker said, “From the outset, the Manitou group has focused on deploying reliable and powerful networks locally.

“To keep pace with the ever changing market we continue to invest in our network with the aim to ensure our business is meeting our customers’ expectations and provide the best innovative solutions delivering increasing value for its customers.

“With the appointment of NTP Forklifts Australia in Sydney we are further cementing our position as the Australian market leader.”

NTP Forklifts Australia CEO Damien Garvey added, “NTP Forklifts Australia has had a 30 year association with the Manitou product.”

“We have an in-depth knowledge of this world class product in both sales and aftersales support, and have grown up with Manitou in the Australian rough terrain market from its infancy.

“NTP Forklifts Australia has been involved in selling and maintaining the complete range of Manitou equipment, from 2.5 tonne rough terrain forklifts to 25 tonne telescopic handlers and everything in between.

“Additionally we have always offered our customers a range of operating options such as short and long term hire, or straight out purchase to meet their project requirements.

“We are very excited about the addition of the Manitou product to our NSW operation which now completes our ability to support the product throughout the eastern and southern states of Australia.”

As well as the appointment of NTP Forklifts Australia other recent developments include integrated into Manitou’s network include TELESAFE by Manitou to assist customers to meet their WHS obligations

Manitou Australia offers the world’s largest range of telescopic handlers with capacities up to 40,000kg and lift heights to 33 meters, forklifts, including rough terrain models, access equipment and truck mounted forklifts.

Manitou Australia has its head office at Alexandria, NSW where it handles its commercial and customer support activities including spare parts and technical training centre.

Manitou announces new distributor in Tasmania

Materials handling equipment specialist Manitou Australia introduces FRM as its new Tasmanian distributor for the Manitou rough terrain handling range and Gehl compact equipment range of skid steer loaders, track loaders and articulated loaders.

Manitou Australia aims to reinforce its position in Tasmania, and reach new potential customers through the partnership.

A 30-year-old business, FRM has a strong branch network in Tasmania covering Launceston, Hobart and Devonport. David Mills, sales and business manager of the FRM network sees the partnership with Manitou as an opportunity to enter new markets, thanks to the extensive range of Gehl and Manitou products.

He sees the MX and MLT range as key products and expects the MH25-4T to become one of its best sellers. The Gehl range will complete the Manitou range effectively, helping to achieve an extensive product mix. 

David believes that the Gehl and Manitou lines mixed with their existing product range will enable FRM to meet the equipment needs of the Building, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry and Infrastructure industries.

FRM backs up the equipment it sells with comprehensive parts stock and excellent service capabilities.

Manitou Australia launches mining microsite for skid steers and attachments

Materials handling specialist, Manitou Australia has launched a new mining microsite dedicated to mining and quarry applications.

The new website, covers Gehl skid steer loaders and attachments for the mining and quarry industries, focusing on three key areas of unique production specifications of the Gehl range: the FOPS II cab for extra safety, Powerview lift arm for greater visibility, and attachment solutions such as the under conveyor cleaner.

Andrew Wilder, Gehl Product Manager at Manitou Australia explains that the Gehl range of skid steer loaders stands apart in the market by delivering a high level of operational protection. All Gehl skid loaders are fitted with FOPS II (Falling Object Protective Structure II) operator compartment that offers 8.5 times greater protection from falling objects such as rocks.

The microsite also covers the Gehl Powerview loader arm, featuring loader and chassis design for optimum visibility and strength.

There is also an area dedicated to Gehl attachment solutions specific to mining and quarries.


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