New Encore partner for Manitowoc

By Laura Hatton05 June 2014

From left to right: Felipe Barros, Jose Miguel García (Sigdo Koppers), Rodrigo Stefanini, Jose Migue

From left to right: Felipe Barros, Jose Miguel García (Sigdo Koppers), Rodrigo Stefanini, Jose Miguel Figueroa, (Manitowoc) Sandro Tavonatti (Sigdo Koppers), Glen Tellock and Vano Merabachvili (Manito

Manitowoc has named Santiago-based Sigdo Koppers as its official Encore partner for Chile and the Andes region of Latin America.

The ceremony was held during Expomin 2014, in April in Santiago. Following the announcement, Sigdo Koppers will offer repair and refurbishment services for Manitowoc crawler cranes, Grove mobile cranes, Potain tower cranes, and National Crane boom trucks.

Felipe Barros, Sigdo Koppers operation equipment manager, said, “This partnership allows us to have an even closer relationship with Manitowoc, and underscores our skills and capabilities in providing first-class service for Manitowoc cranes.

“With Encore, we bring a closer and faster service to the local market, and we will guarantee that repairs and maintenance will be performed to the highest standards,” he said. “I’m confident our relationship with our customers will grow stronger, too,” Barros added.

Commenting on the appointment, Rodrigo Stefanini, senior manager of Encore in Latin America, said, “After its participation on an advanced welding training that was held in our training centre in Passo Fundo, Brazil, two of the company’s welders were qualified and approved to perform structural repairs on Manitowoc cranes. The combination of the company’s structure and its commitment to supporting Manitowoc customers were key in choosing Sigdo Koppers as our new Encore partner.”

The Encore programme has 19 partners operating at 33 certified locations around the world.

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