In 1978 the first Liebherr representative office in Peking was opened. Since then, the Group has been expanding its sales, service, and manufacturing operations in China with great intensity. In the mid 1990s Liebherr's first joint venture with a Chinese company began operations in Xuzhou in the Jiangsu Province. It is responsible for the development, manufacture, and sales of truck mixers and stationary mixing plants. Today, Liebherr operates a total of eight companies in the People's Republic of China and offers its entire product range in this market.