News | 06/24/2022 Liebherr Application Center in Colmar: customised crawler excavators

  • Customised solutions for crawler excavators, directly from Liebherr
  • Customisation and special-purpose products as an important service from the company
  • The construction industry – with its divergent fields of application and operating locations – increasingly demands products that have been adapted to specific uses

The long-standing Liebherr production location in France, Liebherr-France SAS, is the Group’s development centre for crawler excavators. In addition to machines for earthmoving and quarry use, the comprehensive range of models also includes products for special-purpose applications. Since 2020, a specialised team known as the Liebherr Application Center has been busy designing and implementing customised solutions for customers.

A customised solution. The R 976 crawler excavator has been adapted for use in a waste sorting plant operated by Veolia: operator’s cab elevation, walkway, individual working attachment and tools.

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The R 922 crawler excavator with Powerhand grapple for vehicle dismantling.

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This R 945, operated by Polymer, has been equipped with a hydraulic operator’s cab elevation. A shear has also been fitted to the boom.

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Colmar (France), 24 June 2022 – Since the 1980s, Liebherr-France SAS has been developing and producing crawler excavators for special-purpose applications, including selective dismantling, tunnelling and material handling. For more than 30 years, the range from Liebherr-France SAS has also included electric models powered by cable, as an alternative to diesel engines. Additionally, special-purpose models have long been an important component and have a firm position in the company’s history.

Customised solutions directly from the manufacturer

A heterogeneous field of application such as the construction industry requires customised machines that customers can use anywhere in the world and for any kind of work – machines that satisfy both performance and environmental requirements on site. Against this background, and in accordance with the company’s philosophy, the Group decided – in 2020 – to put further investment into the individual design of its products. The new Liebherr Application Center, which undertakes special orders for customised machines, has been established to meet the growing demand from customers requiring specific machine solutions. Customer requests received through the sales network are systematically analysed by a team of specialists who have a thorough understanding of both the products and the potential scopes of application. This allows them to identify the very best solution for each customer’s specific requirements.

The principal aim of this multidisciplinary and broad-based team is to improve the ability to respond to customers. Contributing to this is optimised integration of projects running in parallel to series production into the processes of Liebherr-France SAS.

Tried-and-tested Liebherr quality, tailored to the needs of customers

The Liebherr Application Center allows machines to be more comprehensively tailored to customer requirements and their diverse projects and will in the future be able to offer high-quality customised products directly ex works.

Its scope of services includes feasibility studies and investigations into adaptability based on standard models, guaranteed CE marking, proven manufacturer quality and – last but not least – high availability of spare parts.


Here you will find the press release and images for download.

Presseinformation Deutsch DOCX (310 KB)
Presseinformation Deutsch PDF (354 KB)
Press release English DOCX (308 KB)
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Information Presse Français DOCX (310 KB)
Information Presse Français PDF (348 KB)
Información de Prensa Español DOCX (310 KB)
Información de Prensa Español PDF (350 KB)
Informazione Stampa Italiano DOCX (310 KB)
Informazione Stampa Italiano PDF (349 KB)


Alban Villaumé

Service Marketing Communication

Liebherr-France SAS

2 avenue Joseph Rey

68005 Colmar Cedex