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Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH

Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH is a global leader in the manufacture of mobile cranes. Its product range includes highly modern telescopic and lattice boom cranes on wheeled and crawler chassis. The construction and project realization of large parasols is also part of its portfolio. The needs of customers are the focal point, from development through to service. The goal is to set benchmarks with regards to quality, functionality, and safety, and to ensure high equipment availability in use. For the workforce of around 3,650 employees, the plant in Ehingen/Donau, South Germany provides attractive jobs with wide ranges of tasks.

Global market leader in mobile and crawler cranes

Liebherr crawler cranes raise the roof onto a 30-meter high mixing silo in a cement plant in Poland.

Liebherr crawler cranes raise the roof onto a 30-meter high mixing silo in a cement plant in Poland.

Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH was founded in 1969. With its high-quality and market-oriented products, the company developed into being the global market leader for mobile and crawler cranes. Since it was founded, the manufacturing plant and its capacities have been continuously expanded. Today, six mobile cranes are delivered to customers throughout the world every day from Ehingen.

Facts and figures

  • Founded: 1969
  • Workforce: 3.600
  • Total area: 937,000 m²
  • Built-up area: 249,000 m²
  • Over 50 years of experience in mobile crane construction
  • 50% global market share for all-terrain cranes
  • 30,000 mobile cranes from Ehingen in use worldwide

Customer-oriented product development

Mobile cranes made by Liebherr satisfy the widest range of demands in applications on all continents. During continuous optimization of products the focus is on needs of customers. To ensure the functionality, safety, and availability of its machines, the plant invests heavily in research and development.

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Liebherr mobile and crawler cranes – moving the world

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Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH

Dr.-Hans-Liebherr-Straße 1

89584 Ehingen/Donau

Germany

Press contact

Wolfgang Beringer

Marketing and Communication


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Products and services of Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH

Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH has extensive expert knowledge with more than 40 years of experience in the construction of mobile cranes. Its business activities ranges from development and production, over global sales, right up to service. Development capacities and production facilities on-site satisfy the highest standards. Together with specialized partners, Liebherr develops and optimizes customized engineering solutions. Exclusive products are therefore produced with the priority always set on orientation on the customer.

The production program includes:

  • Mobile cranes
  • Compact cranes
  • Truck-mounted telescopic cranes
  • Lattice boom mobile cranes
  • Telescopic crawler cranes
  • Crawler cranes
  • Cranes with special equipment for the military and fire brigade
  • Large parasols

What characterizes mobile cranes made by Liebherr

Liebherr mobile cranes are reliable, durable, and safe in operation. The wide range of its product line – from the all-terrain mobile crane at 35 tonnes right up to the heavy duty crane with a load bearing capacity of 1,200 tonnes – enables Liebherr to provide the perfect machine for every requirement. Universal boom and jib systems with extensive extra equipment create flexible operational capabilities. The cranes unite performance and efficiency through the perfect interaction of high-strength steels, high-precision mechanics, high-performance hydraulics, and state-of-the-art electronic control systems.

Crawler cranes from Ehingen for maximum lifting capacity

Liebherr crawler cranes from Ehingen are used everywhere around the world where the heaviest loads need to be moved safely and economically. They impress with lifting capacities up to 3,000 tonnes, outstanding load torques, as well as enormous lifting heights and reaches. Ultimate mobility and economy is ensured through the compact dimensions and ideal transport weights of crane components.

Mobile & crawler cranes

Liebherr supplies an extensive range of mobile and crawler cranes to suit every practical requirement.

Career opportunities at the Ehingen 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-Werk Ehingen GmbH in its daily work.

Careers with Liebherr at the Ehingen location (Germany).

Careers with Liebherr at the Ehingen location (Germany).

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Job vacancies at Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
Career in the Liebherr Group.

Career in the Liebherr Group.

Exciting lines of work

At Liebherr you have the opportunity to shape your own career across all industries. Regardless of whether you are an experienced professional, new entrant, graduate or student - at Liebherr you find exciting fields of work and individual development opportunities.

Careers with Liebherr

Motivation for sustainability in Ehingen

Protection of our environment and responsible use of raw materials are a key concern of the Liebherr Group. Liebherr-Werk-Ehingen GmbH is therefore strongly committed to efficient utilization and saving of resources in its building management as well as in production methods and processes.

Energy-efficient manufacturing plants

Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH is continuously improving its manufacturing plants to meet new environmental standards. Halls, roofs, and facades are continuously refurbished to optimize energy. All new buildings are constructed compliant with the latest energy standards. Efficient energy utilization is ensured by an energy control system that manages the heating system as well as the lighting in the production halls.

Environmentally-friendly product manufacture

The subject of sustainability also plays an important role in production. At the washing bays, for example, a fully wastewater-free recirculation system is installed. Use of chemical and solvents has been enormously reduced by conversion to environmentally-friendly painting processes. And in the large-parts paint primer plant, a highly-efficient heat recovery process reclaims around 70 percent of the heat and humidity for further use.

History of Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH

Production hall for mobile cranes at the Ehingen plant in the 1970s

Production hall for mobile cranes at the Ehingen plant in the 1970s

Since it was founded in 1969, Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH has developed into being the global market leader for mobile and crawler cranes. During the last 45 years the manufacturing plant and its capacities have therefore been continuously expanded. The company gives work today to a workforce of over 3,000 employees.

Milestones

1969: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH is founded and initially produces truck mounted and ship cranes.

1970: The plant receives its first major order: The Soviet state acquisition company Maschinoimport orders 50 telescopic cranes.

1976: 1,000 employees, 100 million euros sales – despite continuous investments the plant reaches its limits. Production of maritime cranes is handed over to the newly founded Liebherr plant in Nenzing.

1977: The LTM 1025, the first all-terrain mobile crane worldwide, is perfect for combined use on-road and off-road, and therefore sets new benchmarks.

1981: Liebherr in Ehingen receives a major order from the Soviet state acquisition company for the delivery of 333 telescopic mobile cranes with extra equipment for use at temperatures as low as minus 50°C.

1990: Liebherr beats strong international competitors and receives a major order from the German Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement for the delivery of 459 mobile cranes.

2008: Investments are pushed ahead and an area of 200,000 m² is bought. The company site is 850,000 m² today.

2012: The LR 13000 sets new benchmarks as the strongest conventional crawler crane in the world with a lifting capacity of 3,000 tons and lifting height of 245 meters.

History of the Group from the beginnings up to today

Customer-oriented product development in Ehingen

Liebherr design engineers continuously optimize crane technology.

Liebherr design engineers continuously optimize crane technology.

In the crane sector, Liebherr is acclaimed for its innovative demand-driven concepts and products with leading edge technology. Research and development – with currently more than 250 engineers in Ehingen – are always oriented on the needs of the customers. Numerous technical innovations that set standards in mobile crane construction have been firstly created and implemented by Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH.

Research focal points

The focus lies on highest possible safety in crane operation with regard to demand-driven concepts and products. In collaboration with institutes of technology and universities, the Ehinger engineers continuously optimize use of high-strength fine-grained steels. Furthermore, development of future-oriented, even more high-performance control systems and monitoring systems form the research focal points in Ehingen.

Flagship projects at Ehingen

  • Liebherr established the concept of the all-terrain mobile crane and now has the world's widest range of products in this segment.
  • Thanks to innovative telescopic systems and profile shapes, Liebherr develops increasingly longer and stronger booms.
  • Liebherr sets benchmarks through state-of-the-art chassis technologies.
  • Since the start of development of lattice/boom cranes, Liebherr regularly breaks records in terms of lifting capacity and lifting height.

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