Family enterprise credo

Liebherr is and remains one hundred percent a family enterprise. This means that the Group is linked inseparably to the Liebherr family. The corporate structure is value-orientated and ensures strong co-operation and a faithful relationship to its partners and customers.

Family organization with tradition

Liebherr was founded in 1949 by Hans Liebherr. The company's successful growth and stable structure are thanks to his ideas and great personal commitment. With more than 70 years since the company was founded, Liebherr has demonstrated stability and reliability - thanks to the personal commitment of the company owners and the credo of the family enterprise.

As an independent family-run business, Liebherr enjoys strong discretionary powers in all of its activities. The shareholders of the Group are second and third generation descendants of the company founder and play an active role in the company themselves. They run the organization with the same tradition, and thereby ensure continuity and security.

Managing with responsibility

The family partners are conscious of their managerial responsibilities and specify a clear and structured path for healthy further development of the company. In doing so, safeguarding jobs and preserving the integrity as a business partner form important corporate directives.

Thanks to the high equity ratio and a broad product portfolio, Liebherr is able to compensate for fluctuations in the market economy. In terms of long-term, prospective-orientated success, any profit that is made is reinvested and remains within the company. Along with responsible management, this healthy financial basis secures the future of the company and provides workplace security.

Value-orientated corporate structure

Employees are involved in the family business. This fundamental approach affords the management the freedom to act self-dependently and is an expression of trust. Every individual feels accountable for the success of the company and benefits from it with a great deal of commitment and passion.

With customers and business partners, too, Liebherr nurtures long-term, close relations over many years or even decades. This is distinguished by respect, fairness and trust. Liebherr places great value on being able to react quickly and flexibly to customers' wishes and being able to realize these with the aid of innovative technologies. The highest demands in quality are applied here. A close working relationship with customers and the high significance placed on customer benefit form the basis of the company's success and belong to the tradition of the family-run business.

The fundamental values of the Group

Management as a family business

Liebherr group picture

The company is currently managed by descendants of the company founder in the second and third generation. Active shareholders in the Liebherr Group

Responsible employer

Part of the bigger picture: The corporate culture is shaped by the self-image as a family-run company. Working for Liebherr

Company history

In 1949, Hans Liebherr invents the tower crane. He therefore lays the foundations for the success of the Liebherr Group. History of the Liebherr Group

Portrait of the company founder

To date, the principles of the company founder Hans Liebherr have shaped our business activities and the structure of the Liebherr Group. Portrait of the company founder