May 6 - Manitowoc Cranes has joined forces with New Zealand based Tidd Ross Todd (TRT) to provide crane service and support to customers in Australia.

TRT, which recently acquired B&N Crane Repairs, will act as Manitowoc's new dealer, in additon to offering repair, breakdown and rebuild services.

John Stewart, general manager of Manitowoc Australia said the new partnership would enable the company to operate more efficiently and improve customer support efforts.

The new venture will operate out of Manitowoc's Lytton Road facility in Brisbane, while TRT will have the full distribution rights to Manitowoc crawler and mobile cranes throughout Queensland.