About Us

Manitou SA is a subsidiary of Manitou BF, located in France. Manitou had a presence in South Africa for well over 37 years before opening an office in Spartan, Johannesburg in 1997. 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
  • 600 dealerships worldwide
  • Active in over 100 countries
  • 14 dealerships in South Africa and neigh boring countries

Client portfolio

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:

SANDF

  • Material handling equipment from Manitou is available throughout South Africa, including: Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, North West Province, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, Western Cape and Eastern Cape
  • Manitou also has dealers in Africa, including: Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Malawi.