06/24/2015 Liebherr and Claas agree OEM partnership

Liebherr-Werk Telfs GmbH, a company of the Liebherr Group, has concluded an OEM partnership agreement with the Claas Group covering the development, production and delivery of substantial numbers of telescopic handlers. The first telescopic handlers will be supplied from series production in early 2018.

Liebherr-Werk Telfs GmbH, aerial view

Liebherr-Werk Telfs GmbH, aerial view

By that time, the range of Liebherr telescopic handlers will have grown and will continue to be marketed by the Liebherr sales organisation. Claas will procure a selection of telescopic handler models with a modified design from Liebherr. The cooperation with Claas will enable Liebherr to generate additional future sales in the core target segment of construction engineering and industry with sales potential in the field of agriculture.

As family-owned businesses of German origin with sophisticated and innovative product ranges, Liebherr and Claas complement each other perfectly for long-term collaboration.

The conclusion of the OEM partnership agreement with the Claas Group will allow Liebherr-Werk Telfs GmbH to consolidate the telescopic handler as a third pillar at the Telfs plant, alongside the crawler tractors and loaders and the product line for the pipeline industry.

Further information
Liebherr Group:
Head office: Switzerland
Divisions / Products: 11 divisions. Earthmoving Equipment, Mining, Mobile Cranes, Tower Cranes, Concrete Technology, Maritime Cranes, Aerospace and Transportation Systems, Machine Tools and Automation Systems, Domestic Appliances, Components, Hotels
Sales revenue 2014: 8.8 billion €
Employees: approx. 41,000
Claas Group:
Head office: Germany
Product lines: Tractors, combine harvesters, forage harvesters, telescopic handlers, balers, forage harvesting machines, software and systems
Sales revenue 2014: 3.8 billion €
Employees: over 11,000