News | 10/24/2022 Bauma 2022 has started: Official trade fair tour visits Liebherr booth

From left to right: Stefan Rummel (Managing Director Messe München), Jan Liebherr, Markus Söder (Bavarian Minister-President), Volker Wissing (Federal Minister of Digital and Transport), Willi Liebherr (President of the Administrative Board of Liebherr-International AG), Dr Ulrich Hamme (Managing Director Construction and Development Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH), Stéfanie Wohlfarth (family shareholder) and Dr Reinhard Pfeiffer (Managing Director Messe München).

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From left to right: Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer (Managing Director Messe München), Stefan Rummel (Managing Director Messe München), Markus Söder (Bavarian Minister-President), Volker Wissing (Federal Minister for Digital Affairs and Transport) and Jan Liebherr (family shareholder).

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The weather did not really want to cooperate, but the light rain could not disturb the good mood at the official trade fair tour. The enthusiasm at the start of the fair was also evident at the Liebherr booth: the family shareholders Dr. h.c. Dipl.-Ing. Willi Liebherr, Jan Liebherr and Stéfanie Wohlfarth welcomed the delegation led by Volker Wissing, Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport, and the Bavarian Minister-President Markus Söder to the Liebherr outdoor area.

With the managing directors Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer and Stefan Rummel, representatives of the highest management level of Messe München were also present. Steffen Günther, member of the board of directors of Liebherr-International AG, as well as Dr. Ulrich Hamme, managing director of design and development at Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH, and Joachim Strobel, managing director at Liebherr-EMtec GmbH, also welcomed the delegation.

The delegation got to see a world premiere right away: the first Liebherr excavator powered by a hydrogen combustion engine R 9XX H2, which had been awarded Bauma Innovation Award the previous evening. The two politicians were able to take a look inside the driver's cab and also sit in the driver's seat. In conversation with the three family shareholders, Volker Wissing and Markus Söder were visibly impressed. After a short walk around the Liebherr booth, the tour stopped at the T 274 mining truck with a Trolley Assist System. Both machines represent Liebherr’s technology-neutral approach with its alternative drive systems.