Manitou MLT NewAg Range of Agricultural Telehandlers Wins Prestigious Prize 07/12/2017 – Posted in: News
The Manitou group have won the “Étoile du Design Made In France” prize at the Étoiles du Design ceremony held at the Pompidou Centre in Paris. It was awarded for the work done by their Design and R&D teams on the MLT NewAg range of agricultural telehandlers.
Thierry Lehmann, the original designer of the NewAg range’s lines, explains his thought process: “With very little presence in the handling sector before the 2000s, we have sought to make design a pillar of our models. The NewAg range has been designed to improve the lives of users, with clear visibility for enhanced safety, easy cab access thanks to the Easy-Step and optimized ergonomics in the driver’s cab with a joystick that reduces musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). We made the decision to have a very dynamic, keen line, conveying efficiency, sturdiness and power to give the range a modern appearance that turns the codes of handling on their head“.