Facts and figures
Liebherr’s total turnover in 2015 was 9,237 million €, the highest figure in the Group’s history and an increase of 414 million € or 4.7 % compared with the previous year.
|Year company was founded||1949|
|Group turnover in 2015||9,237 million €|
|Group investments in 2015||751 million €|
|Workforce by end of 2015||41,545|
Turnover by sales regions (Mill. €)
1,638 m €
+105 m €
4,661 m €
+319 m €
687 m €
-120 m €
542 m €
-25 m €
Near and Middle East
324 m €
+16 m €
Far East / Australia
1,385 m €
+119 m €
Business developed quite differently in the various sales regions: in Western Europe, the most important of these for Liebherr, an increase in turnover was recorded. Among the contributing factors were positive developments in Germany, Great Britain and the Netherlands. Sales revenue dropped, however, in France, the Group’s third-largest market.
Turnover increased in volume in America and in the Far East / Australia region, and Liebherr also enjoyed a satisfactory year in the Near and Middle East. A downturn was recorded in Eastern Europe and on certain African markets.
Turnover by product groups (Mill. €)
Liebherr achieved growth in the construction machinery and mining area and also in the area comprising maritime cranes, aerospace and transportation systems, machine tools and automation systems, domestic appliances, components and hotels. Turnover from construction machinery and mining equipment, including the earthmoving, mining, mobile cranes, tower cranes and concrete technology divisions, rose by 330 million € or 6.2 % to 5,624 million €. Sales revenue in divisions not included in the construction machinery and mining area rose by 84 million € or 2.4 % to 3,613 million €.
In 2015 the workforce increased slightly: at the end of the year, Liebherr employed 41,545 people, 706 or 1.7 % more than at the end of 2014.