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Potain Strengthens in Indonesia with New Dealer

Manitowoc has appointed Multicrane Perkasa as its new dealer for Potain cranes in Indonesia. Based in Jakarta, Multicrane has also invested in comprehensive Manitowoc Crane Care training for five of its employees to ensure customers receive a fast and effective service that backs up each Potain purchase.


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


In recent months Multicrane has delivered a number of Potain MCT 205 and MC 310 cranes to companies in the rental, construction and concrete industries. “Highrise 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,” said Mr Hudiman. “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 jobsites.”


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


Among the latest buyers was Kokar Wika, which has purchased a further four Potain strengthens in Indonesia with new dealer Multicrane Perkasa has received orders for Potain MCT 205 cranes from Kokar Wika (above left) and Rimasa (above right). Each company ordered four units of the model.


Potain MCT 205 cranes over the past 12 months. Prior to this, 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 t and up to 65 m of jib. Kokar Wika has been involved in various local projects, such as the construction of TransMart shopping mall in Sidoarjo, Kertajati International Airport in West Java, and the Wisma Atlet Kemayoran, the athletes’ village for the 2018 Asian Games, among others.


Another buyer was PT. Tanjungsari Prima Sentosa (Rimasa), which has placed a second order for Potain cranes after receiving its first cranes from the company last year. 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. Rimasa currently has Potain cranes working on the construction of the Jakarta International Velodrome in Rawamangun as part of the development work for the 2018 Asian Games. Other Potain cranes from the company are working on the parking structure of the World Trade Centre Surabaya.