Manitou Group, a world reference for material handling, personnel lifting, and earthmoving equipment, wins the Product of the Year Prize at the European Rental Awards 2022 ceremony taking place in Riga, Latvia.
This award recognises the group for the quality of its Manitou ultra-compact telehandler known as the ULM. It confirms the group’s commitment to meeting the requirements of renters by following the ERA (European Rental Association) recommendations. The European Rental Awards, organised every year by the ERA and the KHL Press Group, are intended to honour the best equipment manufacturers for their products, services, and global approach taken toward equipment renters.
The jury, made up of managers from the large European hire companies, selected the ULM telehandler model in the Product of the Year category from among the 20 dossiers filed due to its compactness – 1.49 m wide with a height of less than 2 m – and the innovations made to improve safety in use. Transportability was also highlighted by the jury with a transportable weight of less than 3 tons, thus enabling the ULM to be loaded onto a trailer with a GVWR of 3500 kg, this optimises loading and unloading time for renters.
Alain Becque, Vice-President, Global Fleet Sales & Key Accounts, Manitou Group, was pleased to obtain the distinction: “We are very proud to receive this prize. It represents great recognition from the major rental actors in Europe. We have always worked closely with our many rental customers to offer solutions that are fully in line with their expectations. Innovating while reducing their TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) is always our objective. This prize represents an additional source of motivation to satisfy even more of the requirements of a high potential sector.”