In 1998, Bauma had grown so much that it would have burst at the seams at its old site. Therefore, it was held for the first time at the new exhibition grounds of Messe München in Munich Riem. The Liebherr booth had evolved into a large building with an impressive ceiling of glass and steel. Liebherr had 74 exhibits, of which 14 were world premieres, such as the Litronic cranes, the LTM 1500 mobile crane, LR 1400 crawler crane or the Compactmix 0.5. A total of 380,000 visitors attended the event, including trade visitors from 131 countries.