High-capacity telehandlers offer high lift and lifting capacity and are a more maneuverable option than cranes for moving and lifting materials around the jobsite. With a wide variety of attachments for handling materials from pipes to pallets, these machines are primed for work on construction sites, industrial applications, working in the oil and gas and mining industries, and stockpile management.
Merlo is a prominent, dynamic, state-of-the-art industrial company, with exclusively private capital for the production of high technology machines. It is an established entrepreneurial Group which can claim a front row position on all the world markets and is the international point of reference when talking about telehandlers. The Group is composed of companies created to complete an ambitious project: create products designed and constructed entirely in Italy.
A challenge achieved.
Because Merlo is not an "assembler" but an extremely vertical industrial company that designs, develops and produces in house most of the components. This makes it possible to always find the best solution for the requirements of the customers, achieving products designed and created entirely in Italy. Merlo's success in the world stems from its capacity to know how to anticipate the needs of the markets and every machine produced proves the company's commitment to offering their customers the best technology available today, with the guarantee of fifty years of experience in research and innovation. It is precisely thanks to the research, the innovation and the continuous development of new products that the Merlo Company wants to further strengthen its leadership in advanced technologies and quality.
The Merlo Group, founded in 1964, has over 1,200 employees and the covered area of the Cuneo plants is around 220,000 square metres. Over 90% of production is exported all over the world through a commercial network divided into 7 subsidiaries and over 600 dealers. The Merlo Group is the market leader in telehandlers with rotating turret and in telehandlers with hydrostatic transmission.
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