Press releases | 07/12/2017 Breithaupt & Philipp expands fleet with a Liebherr LTM 1250-5.1 mobile crane

  • The LTM 1250-5.1 is now the largest crane in the Breithaupt & Philipp fleet
  • Breithaupt & Philipp values Liebherr product quality and customer service
  • The LTM 1250-5.1 is the most powerful 5-axle crane on the market

Breithaupt & Philipp GmbH & Co. KG, based in Hohendodeleben near Magdeburg, has taken delivery of a new Liebherr LTM 1250-5.1 mobile crane. The 5-axle 250-tonne mobile crane expand the companies range of services upwards. The high lifting capacities of the 5-axle crane were one of the main reasons behind the purchase.

From left to right: Jens Napierala, Roland Czaja, Uwe Podlech (all from Breithaupt & Philipp GmbH & Co. KG), Burkhard Berndt (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH)

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Jens Napierala and Uwe Podlech, the managing partners of Breithaupt & Philipp GmbH & Co. KG, came to the production plant in Ehingen to take delivery of the new 250-tonne crane in person. Jens Napierala explains: "The Liebherr LTM 1250-5.1 is the most powerful 5-axle crane on the market and its compact dimensions mean that it offers several major benefits compared to a 6-axle crane in terms of road licensing and its VarioBallast®." Uwe Podlech continues: "The fact that little licensing work is required for our types of use means that we can be very flexible with the 250-tonne crane and we no longer need to travel at night. That means lower personnel costs. These features of the LTM 1250-5.1 are extremely important for our branches in the Berlin-Brandenburg area. The long fixed jib also enables us to extend the range of services of the crane." The crane will mainly be used for concrete and industrial assembly work and for repair work on wind turbines.

Napierala says that another major reason behind the purchase of the Liebherr crane is the very good product quality and the outstanding support from the Liebherr service outlet in Alt-Bork.

Crane contractor Breithaupt & Philipp was founded in 1945 for recovering and managing goods which are difficult to transport. The company has been managed by Jens Napierala and Uwe Podlech since 2014 and now has a workforce of around 65. The company's fleet comprises 25 telescopic mobile cranes, the majority of which have been supplied by Liebherr. The company's focus is crane rental, heavy haulage, heavy duty steel construction and the relocation of high voltage transformers.


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Wolfgang Beringer

Marketing and Communication

Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH

Dr.-Hans-Liebherr-Straße 1

89584 Ehingen