Manitou (Euronext: MTU) is a French heavy equipment manufacturer that makes forklifts, cherry pickers, telehandlers, and other heavy equipment. Manitou started in France in 1957 when Marcel Braud designed the first forklift truck for use in rough terrain. Its headquarters are in Ancenis.
The firm expanded internationally, with Manitou UK formed in 1971, Manitou Italia in 1985, Manitou BeNeLux in 1990, Manitou Portugal in 1993, Manitou Australia in 2004, Manitou Vostok (Russia) in 2005, and Manitou Poland in 2007.
Company revenues first exceeded €1 billion in 2007.
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