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Manitou on a global scale are the market leaders for rough terrain handling equipment.


The original Manitou was made by Marcel Braud in 1958. Today, whilst now in his 80's Marcel Braud is still involved in the Manitou business with his family still being the major shareholder of the Manitou Group.

The business has grown from its small beginnings in 1958 to the worldwide business it is today incorporating every imaginable product capable of lifting goods or materials in Construction, Agricultural, Industrial, Warehousing etc and now also incorporating the Gehl brand.

Ness Plant are full Manitou & Gehl product dealers at both our Brechin & Kinross branches and work closely with Manitou UK.