Deep foundation machines

Liebherr achieved a turnover of € 396 million with deep foundation machines in the 2022 business year, which represents an increase of € 66 million or 20.0 % compared to the previous year.

Development compared to previous year

Turnover in € m
from 330
( + 20.0% ) 0
Investments in € m
from 56
( + 26.8% ) 0
from 1,179
( + 2.5% ) 0

Turnover by sales regions

  1. European Union
  2. North America
  3. Central and South America
  4. Non-EU countries
  5. Asia and Oceania
  6. Africa, Near and Middle East

Positive developments despite challenges

2022 was a good year overall for the deep foundation machines industry due to major investments in infrastructure and energy worldwide. However, such market-driving factors were held back by high inflation and ongoing material shortages.

Despite persistent difficulties in the supply chain, Liebherr was able to achieve significant turnover growth in the 2022 fiscal year. Business has gained rapid momentum and demand for deep foundation machines has reached record heights, especially in the USA. In the European Union, too, Liebherr recorded encouraging increases in turnover. The main driving forces behind this were France, the Netherlands and Belgium. In the non-EU countries, Liebherr recorded a significant drop in turnover, partly due to the downward trend in the exchange rate. The Africa, Near and Middle East region recorded a decline, although business progressed well in South Africa. The Asia and Oceania region saw an encouraging increase in turnover thanks to positive trends in Australia. Growth was achieved in Central and South America, thanks to the Brazilian market in particular.

In 2022, Liebherr also recorded its highest-ever backlog in the deep foundation machines product segment.

Liebherr is actively shaping the requirements of the deep foundation machines industry with its electrification and digitalisation solutions.

Emission-free machines on the rise

Two emission-free drilling rigs, the LB 25 unplugged with 250 kNm torque and the LB 30 unplugged with 300 kNm, have been added to Liebherrʼs portfolio. They can be operated using the existing construction site electricity supply or powered wirelessly from a battery. The optional extension of the drilling axis allows the machines to handle drilling diameters of up to 3.4 m. The optional rear stabiliser and new design of the modular rear ballast ensure greater stability and a longer service life.

Two new unplugged piling rigs were also launched in 2022. The LRH 100.1 unplugged is based on the tried-and-tested LRH 100, while the LRH 200 unplugged is a completely new development. The new concept of the LRH 200 unplugged expands the range of applications and makes it even more versatile. Besides piling, the machine can be used for drilling with continuous flight auger, full displacement equipment or down-the-hole hammer, as well as for wet mixing.

The steadily growing demand for digital construction site solutions remained highly evident last year. Liebherrʼs MyJobsite is a digital solution that records various process, machine, construction site and position data for analysis and evaluation. In the business year, the unplugged machines were integrated into MyJobsite, allowing customers to view the total energy consumption during work on the construction site.

Given the high demand and positive order situation, Liebherr expects a further increase in turnover in the deep foundation machines product segment in 2023.