January

Two awards at the 2015 Intermat

The new LiUP crane driver elevator system is awarded Gold at the “Intermat” construction machines exhibition in Paris, France. The Liebherr Demolition Control System (LDC) safety feature for demolition excavators is awarded Silver. Liebherr is the only manufacturer to claim two Innovation Awards.

February

Maiden flight of the Bombardier CS300

The Bombardier CS300 successfully completes its maiden flight. This is the largest model in the Bombardier CSeries aircraft family. Liebherr equips the aircraft with the landing gear system and the integrated air management system.

April

New parts depot in operation

The new global logistics centre at Kirchdorf an der Iller, Germany, supplies customers all around the world with spare parts for earthmoving machines. It has an area of 47,000 m² – as large as six football pitches.

May

Successful trials of pre-series R 9200 mining excavator

The pre-series of the new R 9200 mining excavator has been operated successfully at different locations and in various applications including a coal mine in Indonesia and an iron mine in South Africa. This new 200-tonne excavator is equipped with a 12.5m³ bucket to suit mining trucks in the 100-tonnes class.

June

New LR 1500 crawler crane

The new crawler crane LR 1500 makes load capacities in the 500-tonne category possible with dimensions and component weights that previously have only been possible in the 400-tonne class.

June

Joint venture with Rolls-Royce

Liebherr-Aerospace and Rolls-Royce founded the 50:50 joint venture Aerospace Transmission Technologies GmbH based at Friedrichshafen, Germany. The joint venture will make available the production technologies for the components of the power transmission gear train of the UltraFanTM engine. The new engine design should be ready for operation from 2025. A single gearbox will be able to transmit the power of over 500 family cars. The joint venture’s general managers are Heike Liebe and Dr. Rob Harvey.

August

Highest point in Germany

A 150 EC-B flat-top crane works on the Zugspitze, building the new Eibsee cable car. At 2,975 m, it is (for the time being) the highest point in Germany.

September

World’s largest mobile harbour crane delivered

Liebherr supplies the first LHM 800 mobile harbour crane to the multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex Bronka near St. Petersburg, Russia. With a lifting capacity of 308 tonnes and 64 m outreach, the gigantic mobile harbour crane can handle up to 22 container rows. It is the largest mobile harbor crane currently available on the market.

September

BluPerformance premiere

At the “IFA” in Berlin, Germany, Liebherr presents numerous innovations from the domestic appliances division, including the new BluPerformance equipment line.

October

New XPower wheel loaders

Liebherr presents its new generation of XPower large wheel loaders. The wheel loaders feature a power-split drivetrain, which combines hydrostatic and mechanical drive.

October

European Table Tennis Championship in Yekaterinburg

At the European Table Tennis Championships in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Liebherr is not only the headline sponsor for the event, but also sponsor of the German and Austrian national teams. The teams win a total of four gold medals as well as one silver and one bronze medal.

December

Ground-breaking ceremony in Ettlingen

Liebherr starts the construction of a 2,500m² factory hall at its plant in Ettlingen, Germany. This will allow the centre for remanufacturing drive components – which is located there – to be expanded. Liebherr expects demand to increase for overhauling customer components for construction machines, mining equipment, mobile cranes and maritime cranes.