Manitou BF has announced that a subsidiary dedicated to its warehousing business has been created: LMH Solutions SAS.

LMH Solutions, a fully owned subsidiary of Manitou BF, designs, assembles and distributes the Loc and Manilec brand name products through a network of independent dealers. This dedicated organization will permit to provide the best solutions to our Loc and Manitou dealer customers, thanks to its focus and a high level of specific know-how. Above and beyond the existing ranges of standard warehousing equipment, LMH Solutions is reinforcing its strategy of developing custom-made products manufactured on order, based on its recognized expertise and with the improved agility provided by this new structure.

The production and administrative functions of LMH Solutions are located in Beaupréau, France, and the sales and after-sales service functions in Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône, France.

Thibaut de La Bigne, Managing Director of LMH Solutions, said: "Highly motivated teams have been working for nearly a year on this project and succeeded to install the production facility at the new Beaupréau site, which is 100% operational, by the end of 2014. With simplified and reactive processes, this new structure will permit us to provide the agility necessary to develop custom made products manufactured on order for which our customers recognize our added value."

Michel Denis, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Manitou group, stated: "This operation is an important step in the strengthening of the Manitou Group in industrial handling. With LMH Solutions the group has now an improved reactivity and a more efficient organization to develop warehousing products, a product range which is very complementary to the industrial forklift business."