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ABOUT US

ABOUT MANITOU

The Manitou Group, of which Manitou Southern Africa is a subsidiary, is a global leading supplier of rough terrain telescopic handlers and forklifts, warehousing equipment, conventional forklifts, skid steer loaders, track loaders, articulated loaders, piggy back forklifts, scissor lifts and articulated access platforms, offering the widest range of construction, agriculture, mining, forestry, warehousing & industrial equipment.

It all began in 1957 when the founder of Manitou, Marcel Braud, invented the world’s first rough terrain fork lift truck, based on a standard farm tractor. Manitou has since grown into a 1.3 Billion Euro a year company, with a proud history of providing the most relevant and reliable solution to their clients.

Manitou Southern Africa was officially established in 1997, although the Manitou brand has had a presence in South Africa for well over 40 years. Over the last decade, Manitou Southern Africa has established itself as a trusted supplier of handling and lifting machinery to the market, and has worked with its customer base to develop specialised pieces of equipment to meet the demands of a variety of applications. The company is the market leader in South Africa in rough terrain equipment.

Manitou Facts

  • Headquarters in France 
  • Invented the rough terrain forklift and telescopic handler
  • 21 Subsidiaries
  • 1,400 dealerships worldwide 
  • Active in over 140 countries
  • Over 500,000 users worldwide
  • 11 dealerships in South Africa and neighbouring countries

OUR VISION AND MISSION

We are committed to equal opportunity, transparency and accountability in conducting our business and commit ourselves to the following:

Excellence

Our primary goal is to provide excellent service with an emphasis on technical and managerial excellence as well as value for money.

Highest Quality

We supply quality products and services to our clients that will satisfy their requirements and provide ongoing knowledge enrichment and improvement.

Innovation

We create and use opportunities in our business field in a pro-active and responsible manner, value flexibility, innovation and the taking of calculated risks.

Integrity

We practice the highest level of ethics and discretion in dealing with each other, our clients, our contractors and interested parties.

Mutual Respect

We welcome diversity and acknowledge everyone’s human rights and their ability to make a meaningful contribution.

Team Work

We take mutual responsibility in achieving Manitou’s aims by means of co-operation, communication and participation.

OUR CUSTOMERS

Agriculture

Denny Mushroom Farms, Daybreak Chicken Farms, Carel Kriek Dairy Farm, Hellberg Farms and Abattoir, JCH Spāth Boerdery, Doornbult Voerkraal, Touchstone Cattle Ranch, Kasselman Balers, Karan Beef, EAC, etc

Construction

Wilson Bayley Homes, GHC Bricks and Paving, Poort Beton, Murray & Roberts, Group 5, Giurichics Brothers, Gothic Construction, Grinaker LTA, Bombela Gautrain, Basil Read, Abbeydale Building, West End Clay Brick, etc

Mining

Kumba Resources, Sasol, JIC Mining, Amplats, Implats, Anglo Gold, BHP-Billiton, De Beers - Finsch Mine, DRA Operations, Harmony Gold Mine, Mittal Steel, Sishen Iron Ore Mine, Kumba Resources, Modikwa Platinum MIne, Shaft Sinkers, Xstrata Coal, Exxaro, Rio Tinto, Minopex, etc

Timber

York Timbers, Sappi Enstra, Platinum Saagmeule, Madiba Mills, Lazybend Sawmills, Busby Timbers, Highbury Timbers, Timber Logistics, Steinhoff Timbers and Mondi.

Other Applications

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countries

140

subsidiaries

21

dealerships

1400

worldwide users

500000

MEET OUR TEAM

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lindsay shankland

MANAGING DIRECTOR

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JANNIE SMITH

PROJECT ENGINEER

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Laurika van der Schyff

FINANCIAL MANAGER

Sales & Marketing

Lindsay Shankland
Managing Director
Andrew Maynard
National Sales Manager
Gavin Leask
GEHL Product Manager
Michelle Baruffol
PA to MD / Marketing Manager
Aimee Le Roux
Marketing Co-ordinator

Short Term Rentals

Rory Fowler
Short Term Rental Manager
Ilze Grobler
Short Term Rental Administration

Financial

Laurika van der Schyff
Financial Manageress
Shirley Ramoshaba
Chief Accountant
Mariana Vermeulen
Debtors
Selvie Naidoo
Creditors

Aftermarket

Jannie Smith
Project Engineer
Wendy Fisher
PA to Project Engineer
Pieter Jonker
Head of Operations
Franco Roos
Operational Manager
Arnold van der Mescht
Workshop Supervisor
Christo van der Heever
Field Service Operations Manager

Product Support

Hennie Stander
Product Support Manager
Adam Siejek
Product Support / Draft Office
Jimmy Otto
Product Support
Steve Celliers
Product Support

Training

Gershwin Wathen
Training/General Office Manager
Werner Steyn
Assistant Training/General Office Manager
Dawn Kiewiet
Training Coordinator
Johann McLaren
Technical Trainer

Parts

Rekha Heeraman
Parts Manageress
Pierre Meiboom
Assistant Parts Manager
Nadien Salie
Workshop Liaison