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Potain reaches 5,000 tower Cranes in China

ZHANGJiAGANG/CHINA, August 26, 2014 - Manitowoc’s tower crane brand, Potain, has built more than 5,000 tower cranes at its manufacturing plant in Zhangjiagang, China. Malaysia-based YTL, a leading international construction company, purchased the 5,001st crane and a handover ceremony was held at the facility to mark the occasion.

YTL bought the MCR 225 A Potain tower crane from Inflextec Engineering, Potain’s Malaysian dealer since 2008. YTL bought its first Potain tower crane in 1984. Today, the company operates a fleet of ten MCR 225 As and is certain to buy more Potain cranes in the future, as Yow Chee Keong, plant & machinery manager at YTL explains.

Manitowoc´s tower crane brand, Potain, has built more than 5000 cranes

Workers at the Zhangjiagang factory celebrate the impressive milestone. | photo: Manitowoc

YTL’s Potain cranes have been used on many major projects in Malaysia and Indonesia. Seven of the company’s new MCR 225 As were purchased to work on the Fennel Sentul project in Kuala Lumpur. The cranes will work 16 hours a day for the next three and a half years as they build four 43-story towers at the job site. The cranes will predominantly lift pre-cast planking and steel walls measuring up to 40 m in length. Three units are currently on site with the rest due to follow in the coming weeks. Once complete, the cranes have already been commissioned to build four 50-story towers at a nearby mixed-use development.