Kobelco to supply lattic-boom cranes to Manitowoc

Manitowoc Crane Group and Kobelco Cranes announced March 16 Kobelco will supply a range of lattice-boom crawler cranes Manitowoc will sell in Europe. The agreement covers a number of cranes under 110 metric tons, with sales in Europe to begin in the third quarter of this year. The cranes will be branded Manitowoc and will be sold and supported through Manitowoc’s existing distribution network. Kobelco will continue selling its current crawler crane product line under its European distribution system. The companies say the new supply agreement complements existing pacts through which Kobelco supplies certain lattice-boom crawler cranes for distribution in North America under the Manitowoc brand and Manitowoc provides certain all-terrain cranes for distribution in Japan under the Kobelco brand.