Manitou Group has announced an €80 million industrial investment plan for the redevelopment and expansion of its production sites in France - located in Ancenis, Candé and Laillé. This is part of the group’s effort to achieve the objectives set out in its ‘New Horizons 2025’ roadmap.
“The dynamics of our markets observed since the last quarter of 2020, and the need to industrialise our future electric and hybrid models, reinforce our decision to invest in this innovative equipment, in line with our determination to accelerate our green transition,” said Elisabeth Ausimour, president of the product division at Manitou.
“These installations will enable us to better absorb our activity peaks, as we are currently seeing with an order book at an historical level, to sustainably increase our production capacities in France and to improve the safety of our employees.”
The telehandler production units in Ancenis and Laillé, as well as the new aerial work platform unit in Candé — which will start operating at the end of 2021 — are impacted by these future investments. The projects include the construction of new buildings on each of the sites, and also the reorganisation of existing infrastructures to optimise flow management.
Ms Ausimour added, “The design of these new facilities will be consistent with our CSR commitments to an eco-responsible industry. This will enable us to reduce our environmental footprint and strengthen our local presence.”