Liebherr celebrated anniversary of its biggest LR 1300 customer

Representatives of Liebherr and Bigge Crane and Rigging celebrate the close business relations between the two companies. From left to right: Joe Nelms, Gerhard Frainer, 2 / 2 Isolde Liebherr, Manfred Lins, Holger Streitz, Steve Whisenhunt, Reid Settlemier, Brian Noga, Patricia Rüf, Gernot Schranz, Tobias Hämmerle, Weston Settlemier

Representatives of Liebherr and Bigge Crane and Rigging celebrate the close business relations between the two companies. From left to right: Joe Nelms, Gerhard Frainer, Isolde Liebherr, Manfred Lins, Holger Streitz, Steve Whisenhunt, Reid Settlemier, Brian
Noga, Patricia Rüf, Gernot Schranz, Tobias Hämmerle, Weston Settlemier

Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH had two good reasons to celebrate at Bauma 2016: The 100-year anniversary of one of its biggest
customers, Bigge Crane & Rigging, as well as a 15-year business relationship.

At the Liebherr exhibition stand on the opening day of Bauma 2016, Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH celebrated the 100-year anniversary of Bigge Crane & Rigging, one of its biggest crane
customers. The American crane hire company ordered its first crane, a LR 1160, in 2001. The ideas from the company had a strong impact on the design the LR series in
subsequent years.

“I can still remember the design phase of our LR 1300, which we presented for the first time at Bauma 2007: Bigge placed a high level of trust in Liebherr and our products,
when they ordered two models before they were even showcased at the trade fair”,

stated Holger Streitz, Managing Director Design at Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH, about the cooperative venture with Bigge during his speech at the exhibition stand.
The American company Bigge Crane & Rigging has now been a customer of Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH for 15 years. During this period Bigge has purchased over 80
products from Liebherr, including 51 cranes, type LR 1300 – Bigge Crane & Rigging is therefore the biggest LR 1300 customer worldwide.

“We trust Liebherr because the developers listened to us, took our requests seriously and the crane designs were modified accordingly to market requirements”,

comments Weston Settlemier, CEO of Bigge Crane & Rigging, on the good relations with Liebherr.

Just recently Bigge ordered another four LR 1300 crawler cranes, which will be used, for example, in California and Texas. The company specialises in crane sales, hire and
project services in the construction industry.