Terex Cranes Legacy Brands


  • Stands for Potain Poclain Manutention
  • Manufacturer of Telescopic Boom All Terrain Cranes, Truck Cranes and Reach Stackers with lifting capacity from 35 to 60 tons.
  • Based in Montceau-Les Mines in Burgundy, France.
  • Terex-PPM products are sold worldwide.

Historical Overview

  • 1967

    Potain & Poclain join lifting and hydraulics technologies forming PPM.

  • 1984

    PPM was taken over by "Case-Tenneco"

  • 1988

    P&H mobile cranes brand integrated into PPM / North America by way of license from Harnischfeger Corporation

  • 1988

    PPM was acquired by "Legris Industries" group

  • 1995

    Terex acquires PPM as an affiliate operating as Terex PPM.

  • 2004

    Terex-PPM becomes Terex Cranes France

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Distinguished Historical Accomplishments

  • 1974

    Pioneer of the "city" concept, PPM creates the first rapid, self-powered single-cab crane which can reach up to 60 km/h.

  • 1976

    Launch of the first all terrain cranes onto the market. Equipped with two cabs, they can reach speeds of up to 70km/h.

  • 1981

    PPM widens its activity with the launch of the Stacker. Today, we are the manufacturers with the longest experience in containers handling activity.

  • Specialist in the design of booms, Terex-PPM manufactured the longest-ever boom for AC40 in 2004 and AC60 in 2005.

  • 2007

    A step ahead of our competitors with the launch of the Superstacker TFC 46M. Terex-PPM is the only manufacturer to stack six 9’ 6’’containers in the first row and five in the second row.

  • Mobile cranes and Stackers fulfil demanding requirements of army departments throughout the world, such as for The U.S., UK and Syria.