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Liebherr celebrated anniversary of its biggest LR 1300 customer

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.

India: Bhoir group expands its fleet with six LR 1300 SX Liebherr crawler cranes

Crane rental company, Bhoir Group, headquartered in Mumbai, India, has placed an order of six new LR 1300 SX and three units of derrick equipment.

The LR 1300 SX crawler crane is a 300 t class machine manufactured at Liebherr-Werk Nenzing, Austria. The crane has a strong main boom and hence has an excellent load chart especially with the main boom and luffing jib combinations. The crane can be fitted with a maximum of 92 m of main boom and a luffing jib of maximum 113 m with various boom combinations and can reach a maximum height of 169 m (56 m main boom and 113 m luffing jib), which is remarkable in its class. With derrick the combination of main boom and luffing jib reaches a staggering height of 196 m (83 m main boom plus 113 m luffing jib plus derrick).

Liebherr Group’s turnover in the 2014 business year reaches a total of Euro 8,823 million

Against a background of moderate international economic development, Liebherr recorded a slight change in turnover for the 2014 business year, with a total of 8,823 million €, 1.6 % (141 million €) below the previous year’s figure.

The international economic situation continued to recover in 2014, though to different extents from one country to another. Global economic growth for the year was 3.4 %. At +1.8 % compared with the previous year, the dynamism of the developed national economies slightly increased. Economic growth dropped slightly in emerging markets, with growth of 4.6 % in the past year compared with 5.0 % in 2013.

Liebherr to invest over CHF 200 million at its Bulle plant

Over the next six years, the Liebherr Group is set to invest more than CHF 200 million (around 160 million euro) in its development and production site at Bulle in the Swiss canton of Fribourg. Significant capacity expansion in the fields of diesel engines and fuel injection systems will make further growth possible for the company Liebherr Machines Bulle SA.

Liebherr develops and produces diesel and gas engines, fuel injection systems, hydraulic components and splitter boxes in Bulle. These are employed partly in machines and equipment manufactured by the Liebherr Group, but are also increasingly in demand by customers outside the Group.

Liebherr Begins Construction of Component Manufacturing Branch in Southern Germany

In August 2013, Liebherr-Components Biberach GmbH began building an additional plant in Biberach an der Riss (Baden-Württemberg). The development and manufacture of switchgear and also electric motors and generators, currently functions of the company’s existing factory in Biberach, are to be relocated to the new site. With the branch, Liebherr-Components Biberach GmbH will have the additional capacity necessary to meet the growing demand of these products in the long term.

Construction of the Liebherr Group’s
New Logistics Centre Begins in Southern Germany

In July 2013, the Liebherr Group began construction of a new logistics centre near Kirchdorf an der Iller (Baden-Württemberg, Germany). In future, this will be the point from which spare parts for Liebherr earthmoving machinery will be supplied around the world. In the long term, spare parts logistics for other construction machinery divisions of the Group will also find its home here.

It is currently anticipated that the first building extension phase will be completed in the third quarter of 2014. This phase covers, for example, site development, erection of a logistics warehouse over an area of approx. 47,000 m² as well as the construction of a separate administrative building. The site should be operational within the third quarter of 2015. The investment for the first extension phase is over 100 million euros.

South Africa: Bell welcomes Liebherr to the family

One hundred and fifty Bell Equipment customers and media representatives gathered at the Bell Equipment Sales Southern Africa (BESSA) head offices at Jet Park in mid-November 2011 to officially welcome Liebherr excavators to the Bell product offering.

The South African manufacturer signed a distribution agreement in May with Liebherr, one of the world’s leading construction companies, which will see Bell distributing Liebherr’s tracked hydraulic excavators ranging from 20t to 85t, namely the R906C to the R974C into the Southern African and African markets.

Guests at the product launch were given a tour of Bell Equipment’s state-of-the-art Global Logistics Centre, which will play an integral role insofar as product and parts support for the Liebherr excavators, as it does for the rest of the Bell product range.

Liebherr optimism for slow recovery worldwide

At a pre-ConExpo press event, a few hours before the opening of the show in Las Vegas, Liebherr said that the difficult times were behind them. The company has seen a signification increase over 2009 and the company and that by the end of this month (march 2011), orders were already exceeding those for the whole of 2010.

“The upturn was especially strong in the Asian markets where domestic product rose by about 10%. World trade expanded significantly by 12%” said Winfried Boehm, Member of the Board of Directors of Liebherr-International. The Liebherr Group was able to increase its turnover by 9% with most growth coming from the construction machinery business which increased turnover by 16%.
In the USA, Duane Wilder, President of Liebherr Construction Equipment (USA), said that sales were up by more than 25% in 2010 and that the aged inventory was greatly reduced. With customer becoming more aware of the ever increase fuel costs, Tier IV engines will not be introduced before 2012.

ITALY: Winners of SAMOTER Innovation Awards

The Samoter International jury comprising highly qualified specialists  from across Europe has announced the winners of the Samoter Technical Innovation Competition 2011.

The awards go to:

  • Merlo for its PANORAMIC P 41.7 Hybrid lifting appliance,
  • Liebherr-Emtec Italy with its LIEBHERR ER 934 electrical industrial loader
  • SIMEM for its MMX3500 plant.