1971-80 Global expansion
In 1970, Liebherr takes root on the American continent. Service as well as the proximity to local customers are important to Hans Liebherr and subsequently Liebherr-America Inc. is founded in Newport News, Virginia. The company supplies the North American market with hydraulic excavators, crawlers and wheel loaders and, in addition, represents the following areas: machine tools, material handling and aeronautical equipment.
In 1974, new companies follow in Guaratinguetá (Brazil) and Burlington, Ontario (Canada). In Europe, the company responds to rising demand by introducing new production sites in Austria and Switzerland.