The event was hosted by Manitou Americas at its headquarters north of Milwaukee (Wisconsin). Manitou Group, a world leader in rough-terrain handling, invents, produces, distributes and services material for construction, agriculture and industries. The company’s mission is to improve working conditions, safety, efficiency all around the world. Manitou Group designs, manufactures, distributes, and services products and solutions for the material handling, access equipment and compact earth moving activities that work smarter, faster, safer and cost efficiently. Through its iconic brands — Manitou, Gehl and Mustang — and its network of 1,500 dealers worldwide, the Group offers the best solutions by creating optimum value for its customers. With its headquarters in France, the group recorded a revenue of 1.6 billion euros across 140 countries in 2017, and it employs 3,900 permanent people who are all committed to satisfying customers.