Long-range view into the future

In order to also be in a strong competitive position in the future, the Liebherr Group is investing in strategically selected locations, technological further development and a modern infrastructure. Involvement of the third generation at management level safeguards continuation of the organization as a family-run business.

Members of staff in Colmar (France) in front of Liebherr's biggest mining excavator

Members of staff in Colmar (France) in front of Liebherr's biggest mining excavator

2011: Own production site for mining excavators in Colmar

With Liebherr-Mining Equipment Colmar SAS, a new production and development center for mining excavators is founded in France in 2011.

Since 1961, Liebherr has been manufacturing hydraulic excavators for earthmoving, tunneling or industrial material handling in Colmar. The new plant now specializes in the development and production of large hydraulic excavators for surface mining, as well as the associated service.

Liebherr manufactures for numerous product areas at the Dzerzhinsk site (Russia).

Liebherr manufactures for numerous product areas at the Dzerzhinsk site (Russia).

2011: First production site in Russia is opened

Liebherr's first production site in Russia is opened at the Dzerzhinsk site. Over an area spanning 120ha, steel assemblies for earthmoving machines and tower cranes are produced, as well as key components for flight control and actuation systems for the aerospace industry.

From left to right: Patricia Rüf, Stéfanie Wohlfarth, Sophie Albrecht, and Jan Liebherr

From left to right: Patricia Rüf, Stéfanie Wohlfarth, Sophie Albrecht, and Jan Liebherr

2012: Liebherr remains a family-run business

Owners of the Liebherr Group transfer shares to their children: The first representatives of the third generation, Jan Liebherr, Stéfanie Wohlfarth, Sophie Albrecht, and Patricia Rüf become members of the management team and acquire shares in the family-run business.

Together with Dr. h.c. Willi Liebherr and Dr. h.c. Isolde Liebherr, they will manage individual areas of the company in future. As family members, they ensure that the Liebherr Group stays inseparably affiliated with the Liebherr name now and in the future.

Mixing, transportation, pumping: Liebherr offers concrete technology from a single source.

Mixing, transportation, pumping: Liebherr offers concrete technology from a single source.

2012: Liebherr becomes a complete provider for concrete technology

Mobile and stationary mixing plant, truck mixers and conveyor belts for truck mixers: Liebherr has more than 50 years of experience in the area of mixing technology.

In 2012, the portfolio is extended to include concrete pumps. With the takeover of Waitzinger Baumaschinen GmbH, Liebherr becomes a complete provider for concrete technology. The Liebherr Group thus enhances its opportunities for growth and improves its competitiveness in this product area on an international scale.

2012 Major expansion of production facilities in Lindenberg

Liebherr-Aerospace starts a large-scale extension at the German site in Lindenberg. The aim is to increase production capacities over the long term: The original 127,000m² plant will be expanded to over 160,000m² following the completion of the construction work in 2018. The production area is increased by 10,000m² to a total of 65,000m².

2014 Expansion of site in Bulle

The production facilities of Liebherr-Machines Bulle SA in Switzerland will be expanded gradually from 2014. The expansion includes the construction of a new logistics and training center, as well as the extension of the development center and the production facilities.

The new Liebherr logistics center in southern Germany

The new Liebherr logistics center in southern Germany

2015 Central logistics center begins operations

The new Liebherr logistics center goes into operation near Kirchdorf an der Iller (southern Germany). It supplies spare parts for Liebherr earthmoving machines around the world. In the long-term, spare parts for other construction machines will also be stored at this location.

2015 New BluPerformance refrigerator range

At the IFA trade fair in Berlin, Liebherr-Hausgeräte presents a completely new generation of refrigerators and freezers with BluPerformance. All the appliances boast the top energy efficiency rating, A+++, some are even a further 20% more efficient. As the refrigeration technology is now integrated in the base of the appliance instead of on the back, the storage space for food is increased manifold.

Unique bulk cargo capacity of 2,300 tonnes per hour: The gigantic mobile harbor crane LHM 800

Unique bulk cargo capacity of 2,300 tonnes per hour: The gigantic mobile harbor crane LHM 800

2015 Supply of the largest mobile harbor crane in the world

In September, Liebherr delivers the first mobile harbor crane LHM 800, which is used in Russia. The dimensions and the performance capacity of the LHM 800 are unique and exceed all existing mobile harbor cranes on the market.

The new crane has a powerful lifting capacity of up to 308 tonnes. In the container handling version, the angled position of the boom is over 36m, which simplifies the handling of large cargo ships. Thanks to the boom length of 64m, the LHM 800 is able to efficiently load and unload ships with a width of up to 22 rows of containers.

With the Pactronic® hybrid drive, the mobile harbor crane achieves up to 2,300 tonnes per hour in the handling of bulk cargo. A brand new record in the mobile harbor crane sector.

2015 Forward-looking joint venture with Rolls Royce

Liebherr-Aerospace and Rolls Royce set up a 50:50 joint venture called Aerospace Transmission Technologies GmbH with its registered office in Friedrichshafen (Germany). Components of the power gearboxes for the new "UltraFan" engine design of Rolls Royce will be manufactured here in the future, which is expected to be used from 2025. An individual gearbox can transform power equal to over 500 medium-sized cars.

Outlook

The Liebherr Group has grown steadily over more than sixty five years of corporate history. Long-term investments, organic growth and strategic enhancements to the product program have proven to be significant factors for success. Positions in traditional markets have been secured and new growth markets around the world have been tapped into. As an international group of companies, Liebherr embraces future challenges, yet remains faithful to its trusted principles as a family-run business.

The fundamental values of the Liebherr Group
Portrait of the company founder