Manitou Group has announced the purchase of the intellectual property of ATN Platforms, a France-based company that specialises in the design and assembly of aerial work platforms, especially vertical platforms.
With this acquisition, Manitou is extending its existing product range in order to accelerate its development in a particularly fast-moving market.
“This is an opportunity for growth for Manitou Group. Our two platform production sites in Candé (Maine-et-Loire) will assemble the vertical platform models that are the result of the expertise of ATN Platforms, in order to offer our customers an even wider choice of aerial work platform solutions,” said Michel Denis, president & CEO of Manitou.
As part of this acquisition, Manitou is also taking over some dozen ATN Platforms employees, who will continue to be based in Tonneins (Lot-et-Garonne), France, the historic site of ATN Platforms.