06/28/2014 30,000th Liebherr mobile crane delivered

  • The Liebherr 500-tonner was supplied to the Mexican company Grupo DPH
  • Amongst others the crane is loading generators at a wind power distribution centre in the port of Salina Cruz (Mexico)
  • With 450 delivered units within 16 years the 500-tonne crane from Liebherr is well established in the market

After the delivery of an LTM 1500-8.1, Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH can now boast the proud total of 30,000 mobile cranes supplied to customers. The Liebherr 500-tonner was supplied to the Mexican company Grupo DPH, a crane and heavy load contractor. In reaching its decision to buy from Liebherr, one of the major factors for Grupo DPH was the existence of Liebherr Mexico S.de R.L, a sales and service subsidiary founded in 2013.

From left to right: Tobias Böhler (Liebherr Mexico S.de R.L.) and Amado Castro (Grupo DPH)

From left to right: Tobias Böhler (Liebherr Mexico S.de R.L.) and Amado Castro (Grupo DPH)

"Liebherr cranes have always had a good reputation and since Liebherr has had its own location here in Mexico, I know that I can rely on the company's excellent after-sales service for my machines. That is why I decided on Liebherr", said Jorge Fernandez, owner of Grupo DPH when explaining his purchase of the LTM 1500-8.1 and a Liebherr LR 1400/2 crawler crane.

Lots of hoisting tasks for the new LTM 1500-8.1

The LTM 1500-8.1 was handed over in the port of Salina Cruz in the south of Mexico. Grupo DPH has a warehouse at the port which currently acts as a distribution centre for the wind power plant manufacturer Vestas. At the present time the warehouse contains 130 generators and hubs for wind turbines. These will be shipped to wind farms throughout Mexico and also to other countries within Latin America. That meant that the first jobs were already waiting for the new LTM 1500-8.1 crane when it arrived. It shuttled between loading the generators at the distribution centre and a nearby wind farm where it erected tower segments weighing 68 tonnes. The next jobs for it include pre-assembly work for oil platforms. The 500-tonner from Liebherr has been on the market for 16 years and 450 units have already been supplied, establishing the model as the reference crane in the 500-tonne class.

Grupo DPH has its head office in Tampico, in the State of Tamaulipas in Mexico and currently has a workforce of 300 people working in its crane hire, heavy transport, logistics and construction business units. DPH operates a total of 25 cranes with load capacities of up to 500 tonnes, 6 of which are crawler cranes with capacities between 100 and 400 tonnes.

Liebherr Mexico S.de R.L. de C.V.

Liebherr Mexico S.de R.L. de C.V. is a sales and service company which opened for business in 2013 as a subsidiary of Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH. A presence in Central America with its own location enables Liebherr to offer its customers unique, fast and efficient Liebherr service so that they can achieve maximum availability of the Liebherr cranes. Based in Mexico City, the location serves Liebherr customers throughout Central America and provides service for all the machines in this region, building on the growth that is currently being recorded in Latin America.

Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH

Liebherr in Ehingen has established itself as the global market leader in mobile cranes with a large number of its own subsidiaries and excellent service throughout the world. Continuous investments in a high standard of customer service and in its sales and service locations in every continent has meant that Liebherr has been able to record excellent success all over the world.

Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH was founded in 1969 and celebrated the delivery of its 20,000th crane in 2006. Since then 10,000 more Liebherr mobile cranes have been delivered to customers all over the world in less than eight years. With a current market share of around 48%, almost one in every two all-terrain cranes manufactured in the world comes from the Liebherr works in Ehingen.