With roots dating back to 1859, Manitou Americas (formerly known as Gehl Company) is a producer of Gehl, Manitou and Mustang branded equipment for construction, agriculture, industry and beyond. Headquartered in West Bend, Wisconsin, Manitou Americas maintains North American operations in Madison and Yankton, South Dakota, Waco, Texas and Belvidere, Illinois. While Manitou Americas has had a presence in international markets for over 50 years, it became a true global company in 2008 when it became a wholly owned subsidiary of Manitou Group, based in Ancenis, France.

As a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of compact equipment worldwide, we recruit top-caliber individuals to enrich our global success. An equal opportunity employer, Manitou Americas offers a competitive salary and benefit package, numerous advancement opportunities, and the tools and training necessary to encourage employee growth.

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Manitou Americas is committed to providing our employees with a benefits program that is both comprehensive and competitive.

Our benefits program offers:

  • Health Insurance
  • Live Health Online Virtual Doctor
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (including spouse & child coverage)
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Long-Term Disability
  • 401(k) plus employer match
  • PTO
  • Holidays
  • Float Holiday

Other unique benefits we offer:

  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Employee Reward & Recognition Program
  • Company Social Events
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Community Outreach Program
  • Financial Advisors
  • Tobacco-Cessation Programs
  • Training & Development Programs
  • Scholarship Program


The Rundown

Lifting Into Developing Markets


The Manitou group has launched two new telehandlers specifically designed for developing marketing - Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa. Unveiled at a recent event attended by Munesu Shoko of Capital Equipment News in Phuket, Thailand, the new units are specially adapted to the needs of emerging markets, with lower total cost of owner ship at the centre of their development.

Manitou Group has launched its new Manitou MXT 840 and Gehl TX 408 telehandler models specifically designed for emerging markets. The new solutions are said to respond to user needs in these markets – with special design focus on increased versatility, productivity, safety, reliability, simplicity and, above all, lower total cost of ownership.

Michel Denis, president and CEO of Manitou Group, considers markets such as China, India, Australia, Russia, Asia and Africa as strategic. He believes that construction activity in these countries will further drive the telehandler market well into the future. “Telehandler users in developing markets have certain expectations from their machines, and chief among them are simplicity, productivity, safety, reliability and cost efficiency,” says Denis. “With the new Manitou MXT 840 and Gehl TX 408 telehandlers, we have responded to these needs.”

The new models will be available at Manitou and Gehl dealerships in the Asian, Middle Eastern and East European markets starting mid-June 2019. However, Steve Ryder, MD Manitou Middle East & Manitou Southern Africa, expects the new machines to arrive in Africa during the fourth quarter of this year.