Last month, Manulift visited Daniel Lampron, one of the owners of Ferme Y. Lampron & Fils in St. Boniface, Quebec. Brothers Pierre, Daniel and Alexandre Lampron are the sixth generation on the family dairy farm, certified as organic since 2001. They cultivate 375 hectares of agricultural land, mainly in culture to feed their herd of 150 dairy cows (hay, corn, soy and barley).
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Thanks to our vast experience with telehandlers; we own more than 70% of market share in Eastern Canada. Wanting to offer a broader range of products to our customers, in 2004 Manulift took up a challenge by introducing the high quality and productive Merlo Italian telehandlers. To this day, we are the most successful Merlo dealer worldwide with more than 200 new units sold yearly.
Manulift has the largest telehandler rental fleet in Canada, with more than 400 units, and is amongst the North American top 15. With the aim of keeping our units for more than a decade, the rental fleet regroups only the best brands; the one offering the best return on investment (ROI). Brands selected for rental are, according to our criteria, trustworthy to be sold to our customers with who we want to establish long lasting business relationship.
Those achievements are the results of the continuous efforts from a family and its team. The head office still being in Quebec City, decisions are taken here with managers aware of the market's trend and always listening to customers.
In the 70's, Mr. Jean-Yves Drolet founded Manulift EMI and put impressive efforts to make SkyTrak telehandlers known and to change working methods in the construction industry. It was a true revolution and 10 years after its launch, Manulift had become the most successful SkyTrak distributor with nearly 100 new units sold each year.
Towards the end of the 90's, Mr. Drolet's son became shareholder bringing a new dynamic vision based on the company's growth. His first realization was to diversify the operations by launching a new rental department. Therefore, the fleet went from 15 units to 150, including Snorkel high performance manlifts offering 15 years life time expectancy and low operation cost. To this day, the fleet has more than 400 units making it the largest in Canada and amongst the top 15 in North America.
In 2004, Manulift became the Canadian distributor of the prestigious Merlo Italian brand (after several years of negotiation). These innovative telehandlers of high quality and high productivity were immediately successful with the entire Manulift's territory.
Since 2009, Manulift has begun an impressive expansion plan at a national level by establishing a network of dealers, from coast to coast.
Today, in addition to being involved in every trade of the construction industry, Manulift EMI allows to increase productivity in several industries such as agriculture, mining, municipalities, yards and industrial sectors. In fact, with more than 4,000 units delivered, we are targeting nothing less but the country leader's position.
Canada is steadily catching on to the benefits of the rotating telehandler. While still behind countries like Germany, where one in three telehandlers are of rotary design, these machines are gaining popularity across Canada in all construction trades.
The Merlo Turbofarmer range of telehandlers from Manulift is made up of four models: TF35.7, TF33.9, TF30.9 and TF33.7. These telehandlers are equipped with a Deutz TCD Tier 4 Final engine generating 115 or 122 hp. A new engine hood has an air suction point well above ground for maximum protection against dust. A Fan Drive system allows users to change the rotation direction of the fan to help clean the radiator. A patented Class 1 hydrostatic transmission maximizes performance.
The Merlo Group is launching its new HM range with the P50.18, P65.14 and P120.10 models. Their high-performing and efficient Tier 4 Interim engine with 4-cylinder and 176hp ensures that the fuel economy is 40 percent higher than other brands, the company states. This engine uses an SCR post-treatment system. It uses a catalyzer that exploits a chemical reaction between the polluting agents and a mixture of water and urea, reducing the emissions.
Delsan-AIM, regarded as a leader in demolition and decontamination work, has been using Merlo equipment for several years. Delsan-AIM is involved in many industrial, institutional, commercial, and governmental projects across Canada, most of which are valued at several million dollars.
Four new Merlo dealers across Canada
Manulift EMI, the Canadian importer of Merlo telehandlers, has recently concluded a major dealership agreement in Western Canada with Kubota Country located in Fairview, Alberta. This will allow Merlo’s products to be available in Yukon, Northwest Territories as well as Western Alberta, and Eastern British Colombia.
Merlo’s new Panoramic 120.10 HM, with its 12,000 kg (26,455 lb) lift capacity and its 9.8 m (32 feet) of lift height, is drawing the attention of people working in many industries: hydroelectricity, wind energy, mines and heavy industries. They see its potential for yard handling and equipment maintenance.