Facts and Figures

In 2016, Liebherr achieved the third-highest turnover in the Group's history, with total sales of €9,009 million. Compared to the record year of 2015, this represents a decrease of €228 million or 2.5%.

Year company was founded 1949
Group turnover in 2016 9,009 m €
Group investments in 2016 751 m €
Group depreciation in 2016 466 m €
Workforce by end of 2016 42,308
More than 130 companies  
More than 40 production companies  

Sales performance by region

There were marked differences in business performance in the individual sales regions. In Western Europe, Liebherr's most important sales region, turnover increased. This was due in part to renewed growth in its largest market, Germany, as well as to upward trends in other important markets such as France and the Netherlands. In Italy, too, the last business year was an encouraging one. In the UK, the Group's fifth-largest market, turnover declined slightly.

In Eastern Europe, particularly in Russia and Poland, sales revenues also developed positively. In the Near and Middle East, sales remained at the previous year’s level. In America, by contrast, a slight fall was recorded. In Africa and the Far East / Australia, turnover was below the previous year's level in each case.

Sales performance by product area

In the construction machinery and mining segments, as well as in other product areas, Liebherr recorded a slight decline in turnover compared to its record year in 2015. Divisions producing construction machinery and mining equipment include earthmoving, mining, mobile cranes, tower cranes and concrete technology. Here, sales revenue fell by €224 million, or 4.0%, to a total of €5,400 million. In the other product areas, those covered by the maritime cranes, aerospace and transportation systems, machine tools and automation systems, domestic appliances, components and hotels divisions, turnover remained at €3,609 million – the previous year’s level.

Employees worldwide

2016 saw a further increase in the workforce. At the end of the year, Liebherr had 42,308 employees worldwide. Compared to the previous year, this constituted an increase of 763 or 1.8%.

Annual Report 2016

The Liebherr Group’s Annual Report for 2016 contains not only the principal facts and figures, but a whole lot more besides: major events and topics that influenced last year’s results.

The 2016 business year
Annual Report 2016


Here you can access the Annual Report 2016 as a PDF file and also download Facts and Figures as a concise summary.

Facts and Figures 2016
Facts and Figures 2016 (PDF, 15.7 MB)