"Liebherr and Ravensburger have a lot in common. Both fascinate people with their products and both have deep ties to the region. There are numerous Liebherr sites in the vicinity of Ravensburger Spieleland – from Upper Swabia to Allgäu and Vorarlberg," says Iris Beyer, Director of Human Resources, Liebherr-Electronics and Drives GmbH. Ulrich Thalhofer, Director of Human Resources, Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, adds: "The playground is also something special for our employees. In many families, entire generations have already worked at Liebherr. At the Liebherr adventure playground, they can show their children what they do at work."
Experiencing Liebherr through play
At the Liebherr adventure playground, a 4.5-metre-long truck mixer with a driver's cab, many play levels and a slide awaits guests. From there, children can go straight to the next highlight, the 2.5-metre-long excavator, via a climbing course. From the excavator shovel, they go over the boom into the interior of the excavator and its driver's cabin. Next door, climbing is the order of the day on the 4.5-metre-long mobile crane with its steep ramp. A view over the entire playground can be seen from the five-metre-high crane with nest swing. The container playhouse next door offers climbing and playing fun on two levels in an original shipping container. An original tyre of a T236 mining truck invites visitors to play hide and seek. A jump on a plate swing directly from a helicopter is also part of the playground. In addition, the variety of products Liebherr develops for the aviation industry can be discovered in the helicopter.
In addition to the playground equipment, visitors can learn about Liebherr's wide range of products in an XXL-memory®. There are also knowledge games on the topics of logistics, electronics or Bionics. Young visitors can also immerse themselves in the world of refrigerators and freezers: among other things, with the touchscreen game “BioFresh” about the correct storage and the sustainable handling of food.
One year of planning and development
It took just under a year from the initial idea to the opening of the Liebherr adventure playground. Different Liebherr product segments were involved in the project. Together, they came up with many different ideas for games and activities. Liebherr apprentices were especially involved in the creation of the playground. Beside ideas for games and wall charts, they made benches in two of Liebherr's apprentice workshops. One resembles the chain-linked crawler track travel gears on which some construction machines move the other is a refashioned part of a concrete pump, that apprentices equipped with wooden seating.