‘Connected’ working platforms to innovate warehousing, construction


    by Deriq T. Bernard

    WAREHOUSING and construction just got a new ally in the form of an aerial work platform (AWP) introduced by Manitou Center Singapore recently.

    These smart AWP were built to realize enhanced safety, ease of use, reduced maintenance, operator comfort, increased productivity and reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for its users. The new device marked a milestone in Manitou’s expansion into the AWP market to better serve the construction and industrial sectors in Asia.

    Manitou displayed a total of nine AWPs at the event. These smart AWPs have been developed as connected machines to allow users to fully harness the benefits offered by Internet of Things (IoT). Real-time access to machine data, remote monitoring for better service levels and maintenance data on mobile apps. Users can track and trace machines, and anticipate and schedule maintenance to reduce downtime and achieve higher return on investment.

    At the event, Manitou also announced the Asian introduction of Oxygen 200ATJ E, its first electric all-terrain aerial platform. A 100 percent electric mobile all-terrain elevating work platform, it will address the growing demand in Asia for flexible low-carbon solutions and accelerate users towards their goals of sustainability and efficiency.

    It is also a highly versatile machine for indoor, outdoor and urban use due to its zero emission and noise cancellation capability. It is a suitable tool for many types of work such as cladding, framework, painting, cleaning, pruning, events, airport maintenance, port maintenance, industrial maintenance and urban worksites.

    “Our AWP showcase in Asia symbolizes Manitou’s commitment to bringing the most state-of-the-art solutions to users in this region. Tapping upon our well-established strengths in telehandlers, our AWP innovations will offer a competitive advantage to meet evolving needs and enhance working conditions, safety and efficiency for customers in Asia,” Bernd Freudenmann, Vice President of Manitou APAC said.