07/28/2015 Liebherr-Aerospace Breaks Ground for Its New Facility in Saline, Michigan (USA)

Ground breaking ceremony at Liebherr-Aerospace in Saline, Michigan (USA)

Ground breaking ceremony at Liebherr-Aerospace in Saline, Michigan (USA)

Dr. h.c. Willi Liebherr (9th from right), Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Liebherr-International AG with his son Jan Liebherr (8th from right), Member of the Supervisory Board of Liebherr-International AG, representatives of the Management of Liebherr-Aerospace as well as local dignitaries of Saline and the construction contractor at the ground breaking ceremony at Liebherr-Aerospace in Saline, Michigan (USA).

Equipped with latest technologies such as robotic laser cutting and welding applications as well as 3D non-contact metrology inspections, the new 33,000 sq ft facility will enable the company to expand its activities in the light manufacturing sector. The building is to be constructed adjacent to the existing 140,000 sq ft facility of Liebherr Aerospace Saline, Inc. It will be the first industrial utilization of the 54 acres parcel of land Liebherr acquired in 2008 in addition to the initial 14 acres lot.

The new facility is planned to be operational in spring 2016. As a result, Liebherr Aerospace Saline, Inc. will increase its current staff of more than 160 by 25 to 35 employees in the coming years.

In addition to Dr. h.c. Willi Liebherr, Jan Liebherr, members of the Board of Management of Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS, as well as local dignitaries and the construction contractor attended the ground breaking ceremony.

Liebherr Aerospace Saline, Inc., which came into operation in 1991, supports customers in the Americas in the fields of sales, inventory, maintenance, repair, overhaul and technical services for air management systems, flight control and actuation systems as well as landing gear systems. Moreover the company assembles flight controls.