January

The Boeing Dreamliner takes off with Liebherr on board

The Boeing 787 Dreamliners will soon be taking to the skies equipped with a Liebherr Remote Electronic Unit. The unit evaluates sensor data and controls systems locally. On board the Dreamliner, it controls the nose wheel steering angle.

February

Half a century of mobile cranes made in Ehingen

Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH celebrates its 50th anniversary. Since the factory opened its doors on 22 February 1969, it has become a success story of German engineering. Today, Liebherr leads the global market for mobile cranes. On average, one out of two all-terrain mobile cranes worldwide is manufactured Ehingen. Each year, the 3,600 employees produce more than 1,800 mobile cranes and crawler cranes.

March

Celsineo reinvents refrigerated transport

Liebherr joins forces with Krone to develop, market and service cooling systems for trailers under the new Celsineo brand. The newly developed modular design of the patented cooling system maximises flexibility and efficiency in temperature-controlled road freight transport. Celsineo offers a winning combination of Liebherr’s cooling-systems know-how and Krone’s expertise in refrigerated semi-trailers.

April

14,000 square metres of Liebherr at Bauma

“Together. Now & Tomorrow”: at Bauma 2019, Liebherr amazes its visitors with innovations of today and work-site solutions of the future. The 14,000-square-metre Liebherr stand offers plenty of space for around 100 exhibits, including 60 construction machines and cranes, making it one of the largest trade show exhibitions in the world. This time, the emphasis is on digitisation, connectivity, efficiency and product responsibility.

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May

'Nǐ hǎo' to Liebherr-Verzahntechnik in China

The new Liebherr-Verzahntechnik factory in Yongchuan opens its doors for the first time. This new Chinese production site for hobbing and gear-grinding machines enables Liebherr to respond much faster to local demand while ensuring the utmost quality. China is a key market for first-class gear cutting machines and automation systems.

June

Liebherr-Hausgeräte GmbH opens new customer center

The new customer centre for Liebherr domestic appliances is a true architectural masterpiece. Liebherr refrigerators and freezers adorn the striking glass facade. Inside, visitors can experience the latest range of products in an impressive public showroom. With 3,500 square metres of floor space spread out over five storeys, the building houses not only the showroom but offices, conference rooms and areas for training and events.

June

9.5-metre steel rings

A new production facility for large-diameter slewing bearings goes into operation at Liebherr-Components Biberach GmbH. The new machine can manufacture slewing bearings of up to 9.5 metres in diameter, setting a new record for the company. Operations kick off with a large-diameter slewing bearing measuring 7.8 metres in diameter and weighing 34 tonnes, which will be used in offshore wind farms.

July

Deep foundation machines go electric

The world's first battery-powered drilling rig, the LB 16 unplugged, makes its inaugural run during junction improvement works on the A14 motorway in Austria. The deep foundation rig produced by Liebherr-Werk Nenzing is powered by an electro-hydraulic drive system and can be battery-operated for use without a cable. And sustainability does not stop with the drilling rigs. New Liebherr concrete mixers, powered by an electric drum drive, supply the concrete on the work site as well.

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August

70 years of tower cranes

On 19 August 1949, the German Patent Office issued the patent certificate for the TK 10, the world’s first mobile tower crane. This invention laid the foundation for the future success of the Liebherr Group. For years, trained master builder Hans Liebherr had toyed with the notion of inventing a powerful mobile tower crane. In 1949, the time was ripe for unveiling his vision to the world.

August

A crane of epic proportions for the Port of Rostock

'Three, two, one ... Go.' These four words mark the inauguration of the TCC 78000, one of the world's most powerful heavy-duty gantry cranes, in the port of Rostock. Members of the Liebherr family stand alongside ministers from the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to celebrate the dawn of a new era. The crane is a game-changer for heavy-duty cargo handling on the Baltic Sea.

September

Game, set and match

The Liebherr-sponsored German table tennis team take home the gold at the European Championships in Nantes, France. The team, captained by Timo Boll, beat Portugal in the final match. Already the World Cup runner-up, the German team makes table tennis history, taking home their eighth European title without losing a single match.

October

Concrete for the Brenner Base Tunnel

Two Liebherr Betomix 3.0 mixers produce concrete for the Brenner Base Tunnel construction site, one of the most important infrastructure projects by Austria and the European Union. The two mixers can produce around 240 cubic metres of fresh concrete per hour. This major project will see the construction of a train line between Austria and Italy. The 64-kilometre long tunnel will be the world's longest underground rail tunnel.

October

LEGO pays tribute to the R 9800 Mining Excavator

The LEGO® Technic™ Liebherr R 9800 Mining Excavator hits stores to the excitement of fans around the world. LEGO's take on the Liebherr heavy-duty machine comes with no fewer than 4,108 pieces, seven motors and many of the same technical features as its much larger counterpart. The excavator runs on a smart device connection, making it the first programmable LEGO model controlled by a smartphone app.

November

The desktop construction site

The first Liebherr augmented reality (AR) app is available for download via app stores. The AR app lets users explore virtual construction sites from the comfort of their own office or home, or even on the go. Using a tablet or smartphone, they can explore Liebherr crawler cranes, duty cycle crawler cranes and deep foundation machines operating in different construction scenarios.

December

The ultimate in luxury in Killarney

It's time to celebrate at the Europe Hotel & Resort in Killarney, Ireland. The award-winning five-star hotel joins the exclusive ranks of the Preferred Hotel & Resorts Group’s 'Legend Collection', which unites the world’s best independent luxury hotels on a single platform. To be able to join the Legend Collection, hotels have to fulfil the criteria of the World's Best List compiled by leading travel publications. Globally, less than 100 hotels have achieved this so far.

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