Manitowoc appoints new Grove distributor in Japan



Manitowoc has announced the appointment of G Machinery as its new distributor for Grove all-terrain cranes in Japan.  

Based in Tokyo, the company will provide sales and service support to customers across the country.  

Shortly after coming on-board as a Grove distributor, G Machinery has sold and delivered its first two cranes: one GMK5150L-1J and one GMK5250XL-1J. Both cranes were sold to a leading Japanese crane rental company.  

Shohei Konno, president of G Machinery, said the reputation and product quality of Grove cranes will make them an attractive option for customers in Japan. “We see a lot of potential for Grove cranes in Japan,” he said.

“It’s one of the most famous mobile crane brands in the world and it is known locally for its high-quality products with proven reliability. We are delighted to have delivered the first two all-terrain cranes to one of the country’s best-known crane rental companies.” 

Marco Zucchet, Manitowoc’s sales director for mobile and tower cranes in Asia, said: “Our history in Japan stretches back over many decades but with the appointment of G Machinery as our distributor we see the opportunity to begin a new chapter in the country.”