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Forklift Company - Manitou

Manitou South Africa, a subsidiary of the international Manitou
brand is a forklift company dedicated to supplying rough terrain,
electric, industrial and truck mounted forklifts.

Manitou South Africa has existed as a forklift company for over 37 years, but in
1997 it officially became a subsidiary of Manitou with a national distribution
network in many South African cities.

With over 40 years of experience, Manitou has become a leading forklift company and supplier to the local market.

  • Manitou was the first forklift company to invent an all-terrain forklift in 1958
  • Manitou is one of the world’s 15 top-selling forklift brands. Manitou Facts
  • Headquartered in in France, Manitou is active in over 100 countries with
    600 dealerships worldwide
  • Over 11 dealerships in South Africa and neighbouring countries
  • Manitou South Africa’s history as a leading forklift company
    goes back over 40 years!

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Becoming a leading forklift company!

Andree Braud and Henry Faucheux founded Manitou in 1953 under the name
Braud & Faucheux, which, by 1958, had become the world’s first all-terrain
forklift company by incorporating lift mast and hydraulic system designs
with that of a standard tractor.

In 1981, Braud & Faucheux changed its name to Manitou – after the forklift
company’s most popular product’s brand name. The 1990s saw rapid growth
and internationalisation of the parent Manitou Forklift Company. Foreign
sales accounted for approximately 55 percent of the company's sales
by 1997. In the same year, Manitou South Africa opened its first official
office in Spartan, Johannesburg.

Looking for a forklift company near you? Choose Manitou

Manitou has dealerships and servicing centres in Cape Town, Durban
and Johannesburg.

Supported areas include Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape,
Vaal Triangle/Free State and North West Province. Manitou’s
distribution network in Africa includes Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya,
Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


Benefit from Manitou’s
faster, more comprehensive
forklift backup service in Johannesburg!

Phone us now!  

011 975 7770   

Forklifts to choose from:

Electric forklift

     Electric Forklifts

  • 1, 5 to 3-ton capacities
  • Extended battery life
  • Ideal for confined spaces

Forklifts South Africa - Electric - More info

forklift trucks for sale - MI 25D small

     Forklift Trucks

  • Diesel and LGP available
  • Superior user comfort
  • Jerk-free transmission

Forklifts South Africa - Forklift truck - More info


     Rough-terrain Forklifts

  • Indoor/Outdoor use
  • 2 or 4-wheel drive
  • Lift height to 6 meters

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truck mounted forklifts for sale

     Truck Mounted Forklifts

  • Up to 2, 5 ton capacities
  • Lifts up to 3, 25 meters
  • Setup in less than 1 minute

Forklifts South Africa - Truck mounted - More info

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