1981 : Launch of the first telescopic forklift truck models
1984 : Manitou shares are listed on the on the Paris Stock Exchanges unlisted securities market.
1989 : 1st MLT MANISCOPIC designed for the agricultural market
1989 : Initial telescopic forklift truck sales in agriculture
1991 : Takeover of LOC MANUTENTION and enlargement of its warehousing equipment operations.
1995 : Development of activities in aerial platforms for personnel and in truck-mounted forklifts.
1995 : Establishment of a joint venture with Toyota for the manufacture of industrial forklift trucks for European market.
2003 : Expansion of manufacturing facilities in the United States and Italy
2004 : MANITOU celebrates the release of its 200,000th rough-terrain forklift truck by changing its logo.
2004 : Form partnerships agreement with Gehl (United States) for Industrial and commercial applications.
2005 : Setting up of subsidiaries in China and Australia.
2005 : Manitou UK Ltd adopted as new company name in place of Manitou (Site Lift) Ltd, for UK distributor.
2006 : Madame Andrée BRAUD, founder of MANITOU passed away on the 1st of April.
2007 : Opening of a new Spare Parts Center for Europe.
2008 : Began purchasing Gehl, deal not closed until 2011. Includes the Mustang brand as well.
2012 : Signed strategic alliance with Yanmar. Manitou will sell compact excavators built by Yanmar under the Gehl and Mustang brands, and supply Yanmar with Skid-steer loaders and compact track loaders to be sold under the Yanmar brand. Manitou had previously sourced compact excavators and all-wheel steer loaders from the Wacker Neuson Group.
This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to be considered complete. Relavent additions are welcome and you can help by expanding it.