Facts and Figures

In 2017, Liebherr achieved the highest turnover in the Group’s history, of €9,845 million. Compared to the previous year, this represents an increase of €836 million or 9.3 %.

Year company was founded 1949
Group turnover in 2017 9,845 m €
Group investments in 2017 749 m €
Group depreciation in 2017 485 m €
Workforce by end of 2017 43,869
More than 130 companies  
More than 40 production companies  

Sales performance by region

There were marked differences in sales performance between the various regions. In Western Europe, Liebherr’s most important sales region, turnover increased significantly. This was due in part to renewed growth in Germany, Liebherr’s largest market, as well as to upward trends in France. In the UK, turnover remained at the previous year’s level.

Sales performance in Eastern Europe, particularly in Russia, was encouraging. In Poland, by contrast, a decline in turnover was recorded. In the Far East / Australia and America, revenues were also above the previous year’s level. The Near and Middle East and Africa, however, recorded a fall.

Sales performance by product area

In the construction machinery and mining segments, as well as in other product areas, Liebherr recorded an increase in turnover. Sales of construction machinery and mining equipment rose by €782 million or 14.5 % to €6,182 million. This figure includes sales by the Earthmoving, Mobile Cranes, Tower Cranes, Concrete Technology and Mining divisions. In the Maritime Cranes, Aerospace and Transportation Systems, Machine Tools and Automation Systems, Domestic Appliances and Components and Hotels divisions overall turnover was up by €54 million or 1.5 %, to €3,663 million.

Employees worldwide

2017 saw a further increase in the workforce. The Liebherr Group had 43,869 employees worldwide. This represents an increase on the previous year of 1,561 or 3.7 %.

Annual Report 2017

The Liebherr Group’s Annual Report for 2017 contains not only the principal facts and figures, but a whole lot more besides: major events and topics that influenced last year’s results.

The 2017 business year
Annual Report 2017


Here you can access the Annual Report 2017 as a PDF file and also download Facts and Figures as a concise summary.

Facts and Figures 2017
Facts and Figures 2017 (PDF, 14.8 MB)