Manitowoc has strengthened operations in South East Asia with the appointment of Multicrane Perkasa as its new dealer for Potain cranes in Indonesia. Based in Jakarta, the crane and construction equipment distributor has invested in comprehensive Manitowoc Crane Care training for five employees to ensure customers receive the fast and effective service that backs up each Potain purchase.

Manitowoc Potain“Multicrane is delighted to be representing Potain. The brand has built a strong reputation in Indonesia and is known for high quality, reliable cranes that are easy to maintain and operate,” said Multicrane Perkasa vice president of sales and marketing Suwandi Hudiman.

In recent months Multicrane has delivered a number of MCT 205 and MC 310 cranes to companies in the rental, construction and concrete industries.

According to Suwandi Hudiman, Potain’s tower cranes are well-suited to the increasingly busy high-rise industry of Indonesia.

“High-rise construction projects in major cities such as Jakarta and Surabaya have been fairly consistent over the past two years. Next year we expect to see more activity in the industrial construction sector for projects such as power plants, processing plants, and storage facilities.

“Potain cranes, especially the MC 310 and the MCT 205, offer strength, reliability and fast assembly which makes them suitable for a wide range of job sites,” he said.

Commenting on the new partnership, Manitowoc director of sales and customer service for tower cranes in Asia Marco Zucchet said, “Multicrane Perkasa is highly experienced and well-known within the Indonesian crane market. The company has a great network with strong customer support credentials and we are looking forward to working with them.”

Multicrane Perkasa specialises in wholesale distribution of construction and mining equipment. It has six locations across Indonesia, two in Java (Jakarta and Surabaya), two in Sumatra (Pekanbaru and Palembang), and two in Kalimantan (Balikpapan and Samarinda).

Also in Indonesia, PT Tanjungsari Prima Sentosa (RIMASA) has placed a second order for Potain cranes after receiving its first cranes from the company last year. The latest order was placed through Multicrane Perkasa. The order for four new MCT 205 cranes means RIMASA has now ordered 10 new Potain cranes over the past 12 months, all MCT 205 or MC 310 K12 models.

Kokar WIKA has also purchased a further four Potain MCT 205 tower cranes over the past 12 months to strengthen its growing rental fleet. The cranes were also ordered through Multicrane Perkasa. Prior to the latest order, Kokar WIKA had 20 Potain machines, including a further two MCT 205 units. The MCT 205 is a topless tower crane with a maximum capacity of 10 tonne and up to 65 metres of jib.