Manitou joins ECV revolution as demand grows for reliable identification of emission levels

MANITOU, which was one of the earliest adopters of the CESAR security marking scheme, has become one of the latest firms to embrace the scheme’s recent development – ECV (Emissions Compliance Verification).

The manufacturer began fitting the system this year to all construction, aerial work platforms, and agricultural and compact equipment leaving the factory onwards and for sale within the UK market.

The Construction Equipment Association (CEA), owners of the CESAR Scheme, developed ECV in response to demand for an easy and reliable way to confirm the emissions category of machinery used within Low Emission Zones and ‘green’ construction sites.

CESAR ECV has already been recognised by HS2 as an acceptable means of demonstrating a machine’s green credentials.

Mark Ormond, MD of Manitou, commented, “With an industry looking increasingly at the environmental impacts of construction work CESAR ECV will be invaluable to Manitou customers working on, and companies managing, large-scale projects across the UK. We are very pleased to make this a standard fitment to the major part of our machine range.”

Suneeta Johal, chief executive of the CEA, said, “With the expansion of Low Emission Zones and ‘green’ construction sites, there is an urgent demand for the quick identification of the certified emission levels of machines brought on to sites. The easy-to-read and scan visual sticker cuts out a lot of work for construction site managers and local authorities, and as such, the ECV application for CESAR is the single biggest development since the scheme was launched as an anti-theft initiative back in 2007.”

Kevin Howells, MD of Datatag ID, added, “Many years ago, I used to sell the Manitou range of telehandlers and I was always impressed with the company’s agility and the vision of founder Marcel Braud to adapt and create market-leading all-terrain machinery. Manitou wanted to create machinery that ‘handles everything’ and I’m proud they have agreed to enhance the existing Official CESAR Scheme system with the standardisation of ECV.”