Press releases | 11/03/2016 Colombian crane hire company Potenco expands fleet with used Liebherr LTM 1100-4.1 mobile crane

  • The LTM 1100-4.1 is now the largest Liebherr mobile crane in the Potenco fleet
  • The complexity of projects demands reliable top technology
  • Tested quality by purchasing direct from the manufacturer

Since August this year, Colombian crane hire company Potenco is operating an LTM 1100-4.1 from Liebherr in its fleet. Potenco decided to buy a used crane from the manufacturer as a result of Liebherr's quality local customer support. The LTM 1100-4.1 was transferred from Brazil to Colombia using the cross-border collaboration between Liebherr companies.

Handover of the LTM 1100-4.1 mobile crane to Potenco.

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Potenco, based in Medellín, in the north-west of Columbia, was founded in 2012 and has undergone continuous, fast growth over the last four years. The main business of the family-run company is hiring out its 36 tower cranes. For the last two years Potenco has been operating a Liebherr LTM 1060/2 mobile crane in its fleet. Potenco has already gathered very good experience with Liebherr as a result of the great flexibility and reliability of this 60-tonne "taxi crane". However, the LTM 1060/2 was very limited when it came to assembling tower cranes. This led to the decision to invest in another larger mobile crane. With its telescopic boom length of 52 metres, a telescope extension of 14 metres and a double folding jib of 19 metres, the LTM 1100-4.1, with its maximum hook height of 86 m, is ideal for assembling tower cranes. Together with its compact dimensions, the 8x8 drive unit in the crane is a perfect solution for Columbia's mountainous country. This means that the crane can be used economically and flexibly in any terrain.

"One of the main decision-making criteria for purchasing the Liebherr LTM 1100-4.1 mobile crane was its enormous lifting capacities and its high safety standards. Furthermore, Liebherr has become a major strategic partner for our business with fast response times thanks to its sales and service representatives with a local spare parts warehouse", said Diego Alejandro Giraldo Hernández, Managing Director of Potenco.

There are around 100 Liebherr mobile cranes operating successfully in Colombia.


Here you will find the press release and images for download.

Presseinformation Deutsch PDF (223 KB)
Press Information English PDF (116 KB)


Wolfgang Beringer

Marketing and Communication

Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH

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89584 Ehingen


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