Manitou, Yanmar form alliance

Updated Feb 19, 2013

Manitou Group, a material handling and compact equipment manufacturer, and Yanmar, a diesel engine and compact equipment manufacturer, formed a strategic alliance.

The two companies have had a long-standing partnership, including the use of Yanmar engines in Gehl- and Mustang-branded compact equipment manufactured by Manitou in the United States.

Manitou will launch a line of compact excavators manufactured by Yanmar under the Gehl and Mustang brands for the North American Sales Region.

With this announcement, Manitou has concluded its distribution relationship with Wacker Neuson who has provided compact excavators and all-wheel steer loaders to Manitou for the Americas region since 1999.

Yanmar will launch a range of skid loaders and compact track loaders designed and manufactured in the United States by Manitou’s Compact Equipment Division under the Yanmar brand for distribution in North America.

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