Manitou's new 28m telescopic access platform has received the coveted 2012 Product of the Year Award from an international jury of professionals at the IAPA (International Awards for Powered Access). The accolade was achieved in the category of self-propelled access platforms. In particular, the machine has been commended for its overall excellence and superior engineering.
The 280TJ and its 26m version (260TJ) had been unveiled at the Maastricht APEX show (a leading international trade show for AWPs) in September 2011. These models are suited to a wide variety of applications on construction sites as well as on industrial locations and sites.
The reputation for reliability and quality of IC and electric access platforms (ATJ – AETJ) has contributed to the recognition of the
Manitou 280 TJ features. These ranges, together with the new machine, are being developed and assembled at the Candé Product Unit (Maine-et-Loire, France).
Eric Lambert, President of the RTH (Rough Terrain Handling) Division, declared:
“AWPs are a stand alone piece of Manitou’s material-handling offering. We are very proud of what we have achieved in this tough market, largely dominated by full-liners and powerful rental companies.
"Today, this award recognises the core strengths that make Manitou’s success and reputation: reliability, technical innovation and constant attention to customers’ needs. We are confident that this new machine will be a success.”