First joint project in the USA
Thiess was awarded its first contract within the USA not long after establishing its first permanent office in the country in early 2021. In order for Thiess to fulfil its contractual obligations, it needed to supply its customer with six of Liebherr’s T 264 trucks. The collaboration between Liebherr and Thiess to meet this customer’s expectations marked the first time the two companies have conducted joint business in the USA in their partnership of over 30 years.
“Liebherr was honoured to be chosen as the partner for Thiess’ launch in the USA,” said Shane Kuhlmey, Divisional Director of Mining for Liebherr USA.
Liebherr and Thiess ensured that the six trucks could operate at high altitudes without derating, which involved the inclusion of heated dump bodies and additional fuel and engine heaters.
“The unique application, coupled with the difficult operating conditions, allowed for Liebherr to exercise all of its capabilities to deliver a reliable product on time for this project,” Kuhlmey said.
With the help of its Newport News truck factory, Liebherr was able to deliver all six of the T 264 to Thiess ahead of schedule, demonstrating the OEM’s commitment to meeting customer needs.
As Thiess seeks to continue expanding its operations in North America, Liebherr will offer its longstanding customer dedicated support services and best-in-class assets. These services will ensure that the Liebherr equipment delivered to Thiess will continue to provide a high level of productivity and efficiency to the service provider’s customers.
“As Thiess expands in America, we will be right there with them providing high-quality solutions that deliver on our commitments to the mining industry,” explained Kuhlmey.