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2,000 excavators leave the plant in Colmar, Alsace every year. Liebherr-France SAS has been producing crawler excavators here since 1961 for many different applications such as in demolition, digging tunnels, and slope construction. Due to fast growth and expansion of the product portfolio, a special company for mining excavators was separated out in 2011. Since then, Liebherr-France SAS has been manufacturing crawler excavators and specialized machines for demolition and earthmoving, the steel industry and industrial handling, as well as for civil engineering and tunnel construction.

Over 60 years of experience in production of crawler excavators

Liebherr tunnel excavator

Liebherr tunnel excavator

Liebherr tunnel excavator
Tunnel excavator manufactured by Liebherr-France SAS

The decision to open a new manufacturing plant for crawler excavators at the Colmar location was trailblazing for Liebherr in the early 1960s: Since it was founded in 1961, Liebherr-France SAS has secured the Group's market share in France. The company was initially focused solely on hydraulic excavators for earthmoving activities, and over the years it has expanded its product portfolio and production capacities matching technical advances and developments in the markets.

Growth and specialization in Colmar

Special giant hydraulic excavators tailored to the mining industry were added to the product range when it was expanded. To meet the particular requirements of this division, Liebherr built a new plant for mining excavators in Colmar. Today, Liebherr-Mining Equipment Colmar SAS founded in 2011 is responsible for this product segment. Liebherr-France SAS has been concentrating since then on a well balanced range of crawler excavators as well as on special machines for special tasks.

Facts and figures

  • Founded: 1961
  • Workforce: 1.460
  • Total area: 364,000 m²
  • Built-up area: 140,000 m²
Profile of Liebherr-Mining Equipment Colmar SAS


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The know-how of Liebherr-France SAS


Liebherr-France SAS

2, avenue Joseph Rey

B.P. 90287

68005 Colmar/Cedex


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Alban Villaumé

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Products and services of Liebherr-France SAS

Demolition excavator in service

Demolition excavator in service

In Colmar, Liebherr-France SAS manufactures nine different models of hydraulic excavators on crawler-track travel gear as well as 23 versions of different special equipment. All machines are consistently customized to the demands encountered in practical use, and are continuously optimized – with regard to productivity, economy and energy efficiency.

Tunnel excavators

A tunnel excavator must produce a high hydraulic capacity and have operational fittings customized to the particular application. In Colmar therefore, special excavators are manufactured that can be used in all conventional types of tunneling applications. This includes direct excavator tunneling as well as secondary profiling when explosives are used or creation of cross-tunnels after tunnel boring machines have been used.

Demolition excavators

Whether it's an old building or a bridge, whether it's a factory or a water tower, when it comes to demolition it's the equipment that determines how economical the job is going to be. Liebherr demolition excavators provide customized solutions in every aspect of selective demolition. Components with long service lives and an innovative technical design ensure that all types of demolition can be carried out as optimally as possible.

Career opportunities at the Colmar plant

Passion for technology, quality awareness in every detail, and clear customer orientation for products stimulate all activities of the global Liebherr Group. This ideology is also embodied by the workforce of Liebherr-France SAS in its daily work.

Liebherr offers many development opportunities for career starters and experienced professionals.

Liebherr offers many development opportunities for career starters and experienced professionals.

Exciting lines of work

Liebherr opens career paths to all areas of industry. Experienced professionals, career starters, and graduates find development opportunities in the widest range of career fields and areas of operation. Many plants train in-house and have developed their own training program.

Careers with Liebherr
Careers with Liebherr at the Colmar location (France).

Careers with Liebherr at the Colmar location (France).

Current job offers

Applicants can gain a brief overview of job vacancies and apprenticeships worldwide or at the Colmar plant in the online job portal. Of course, we would also be happy if you were to send us a non job specific application. Qualified and motivated co-workers are always welcome at Liebherr-France SAS.

Job vacancies at Liebherr-France SAS