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Potain was a French-based company founded in La Clayette, France, in 1928 by Faustin Potain. The first crane was assembled in 1933.
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The Potain brand is now owned by the Manitowoc group and used for their tower cranes division. They produce both top-slewing and self-erecting models.
The Potain line of cranes includes three main types:
- GMA: self-erecting cranes
- GME: top-slewing cranes
- MTC80 - top slew - remote operated
- Special application cranes