Manitowoc Cranes announced the second winner of its Dealer Awards during Intermat in Paris this week. Matebat, which Manitowoc said is the biggest rental company for tower cranes in France and has represented Potain since 1992, won the “Best Sales Progression in 2017” after an exceptional sales performance last year.

Philippe Cohet, president of Matebat, was presented with the award by Manitowoc Cranes executive vice president Aaron Ravenscroft.

“We believe that what we accomplished in 2017 is just the beginning,” said Cohet. “We know we can do better. But all things combined I see a great future for our association. We are very proud to support the Potain brand throughout our country.”

Matebat was established in 1982 and has represented Potain since 1992. It has 12 service centers across France.