India's first Potain MCi 48 C delivered to Divakar

Potain’s 2.5-tonne lifter gets to work on Mangalore hospital build

The 2.5-tonne tower crane is currently helping to build a convention centre at a Mangalore hospital.
The 2.5-tonne tower crane is currently helping to build a convention centre at a Mangalore hospital.

India’s first Potain MCi 48 C has been set to work on a hospital build in the heart of Mangalore.

The 2.5-tonne tower crane, which is aimed at mid-level construction projects, was purchased by Divakar Construction & Builders.

And the unit has made a solid first impression; its new owners now plan to buy a Potain MCi 85 A, a model that the contractor has previously rented.

“The crane we rented was the perfect example of what Potain cranes are about; high-quality design, maximum jobsite efficiency, and unbeatable return on investment,” commented Divakar, the crane’s owner.

“The next logical step after renting was to buy one of our own. As one of the top civil contractors in this region, it is important that we use industry-leading equipment that can perform on a huge variety of job sites. I am delighted that we are the first to welcome this innovative new crane to India,” he added.

The Potain MCi 48 C is currently building a convention centre at the Mangalore hospital. The tower crane is being used to place a combination of steel, cement, rock, and concrete at the site.

Divakar intends to use the same unit to build residential apartments, commercial buildings, educational institutes, and other hospitals, soon after its current job has been completed. With a new national government in place, the contractor is in no doubt that his Potain lifter will be kept busy for the foreseeable future.

“We’re confident that this political change will have a positive impact on the market,” said Divakar.

“With a new government in place, we’re hoping that regeneration and development of urban areas will mean more building projects for companies like us,” he concluded.

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