Paris, March 22, 2022 — Manitou Group, the global leader in handling, aerial lift platforms and earthmoving, has chosen the BIM&CO platform to model its Manitou products. The solution relies on architecture software to digitize the product catalogue and make the models available free of charge from a library accessible on the manitou.com website. Discover the full interview with Manitou under this link.
To ensure the continued development of its services, and in particular its digital solutions, the group is launching modeling of Manitou products dedicated to the construction market. Available worldwide (French and English) in the BIM library via the manitou.com website and on the BIM&CO platform, BIM architects, modelers and designers can easily introduce Manitou machines into their work environments during construction projects.
BIM (Building Information Modeling) refers to the tools for modeling construction information, encompassing every phase of a construction site, from design through to deconstruction. This modeling provides users with a totally immersive experience, helping them to make decisions and streamline costs. This database is free of charge and easily accessible: just create an account to access all the 3D models.
Arnaud Boyer, VP Marketing & Product Development for Manitou Group, sheds light on the implementation of this new service: “Our digital transformation is accelerating and should enable our customers to improve efficiency on their sites. That’s why Manitou offers dynamic files in BIM format, which are part of a collaborative approach to project development.”
With this development, the brand hopes to ensure its presence in projects from start to finish by meeting demand that has grown significantly in the last few years.
BIM&CO was chosen for the simplified integration of data into the platform, a simple and ergonomic approach for the user, and the possibility of having a constantly evolving solution for more efficient and collaborative management.
Laurent Lacroix, Business Development Director at BIM&CO, explains: “We are delighted to have someone like Manitou Group as a customer. Products in BIM format can be quickly uploaded to the BIM&CO platform and then easily integrated into digital mock-ups, bringing visibility to design offices and architects.”
Users can already find the entire range of fixed telehandlers and aerial work platforms on the platform. Other construction machinery, such as rotating telehandlers and lift trucks, will be added to the library during 2022.
As the global leader in handling, aerial lift platforms and earthmoving, Manitou Group’s mission is to improve working conditions, safety and performance around the world, while protecting people and their environment.
Through its 3 flagship brands – Manitou, Gehl and Mustang by Manitou – the group designs, produces, distributes and services equipment for construction, agriculture and industry.
BIM&CO evolves in the world of digitalization of construction, in particular in BIM, Building Information Modeling. The SaaS software publisher offers construction players and manufacturers solutions for managing and sharing their BIM objects.
BIM&CO helps to reduce errors, to make calculations quickly, to connect and document for better exploitation, to accelerate and automate exchanges with suppliers, or to better choose the products that BIM projects require.