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Liebherr-Mining Equipment Colmar SAS

Since 1961, Liebherr has been manufacturing hydraulic excavators at its plant in Colmar, Alsace. Construction of mining excavators has also been part of the portfolio for over 30 years. In 2011, Liebherr-Mining Equipment Colmar SAS was established at the same location to cater for the specific requirements of open-cast mining.

In addition to Liebherr-France SAS in Colmar, the production company operates a separate plant for the development, production, and service of giant hydraulic excavators for open-cast mining as well as dredging excavators for marine applications. Mining excavators from Colmar are used in the mining of gold, diamonds, platinum, coal, iron ore, and copper.

Large hydraulic excavators for extreme conditions

Mining excavators from Colmar are used widely in open-cast mining.

Mining excavators from Colmar are used widely in open-cast mining.

Extremely large machines are produced in Colmar. The largest excavator in the product range of Liebherr-Mining Equipment Colmar SAS is a giant: the R 9800 is 11 metres high and, with a curb weight of 800 tonnes, it is nearly three times the weight of an Airbus A380. Just like other giant hydraulic excavators from Colmar, it is used throughout the world under extreme conditions: in gold, platinum, coal, and other mines.

In addition to mining excavators, Liebherr develops and manufactures giant dredging excavators for marine applications, which can dig down as far as 26 metres. All excavators from Colmar benefit from Liebherr's more than 50 years of experience in the design and construction of hydraulic excavators.

Vertical integration means unmatched quality

In addition to 100 specially selected suppliers, Liebherr’s high degree of vertical manufacturing enhances for the value of products from Colmar: quality components produced by Liebherrsuch as electronics and control technology, or traction and turning drivesoptimise the reliability and performance of our machines. Mining and dredging excavators from Liebherr-Mining Equipment Colmar SAS are in demand throughout the world and are in use on all continents, because we are actively involved in the entire product life cycle from conception, to manufacture of parts, to assembly and beyond.

Facts and figures

  • Founded: 2011
  • Workforce: 660
  • Total area: 170,000 m²
  • Built-up area: 42,700 m²
  • Production capacity: Approximately 250 mining excavators annually
Profile of Liebherr-France SAS

Address

Liebherr-Mining Equipment Colmar SAS

49, rue Frédéric Hartmann

CS 50038

68025 Colmar/Cedex

France

Press contact

Gregory  Schuh

Liebherr-Mining Equipment Colmar SAS

49, rue Frédéric Hartmann

68025 Colmar/Cedex

France


Products and services of Liebherr-Mining Equipment Colmar SAS

Liebherr mining excavator on the test site

Liebherr mining excavator on the test site

Liebherr-Mining Equipment Colmar SAS develops and manufactures high-performance mining and dredging/pontoon excavators. Its product portfolio comprises eight different models of large hydraulic excavators operated with diesel or electric engines. The excavators have engine outputs up to 4000 HP and bucket capacities up to 47.5 m³, which corresponds to an excavated material mass of 76 tonnes.

Developed for professional mining

From the initial idea through to the end-product, Liebherr matches the design with quality parts and components. This enables Liebherr to offer products that provide the customer with improved performance, increased efficiency and productivity, while reducing energy losses and overall costs.From the individual component up to the whole equipment: Liebherr optimally matches the design and quality of its products to the application. Energy losses are lowered and efficiency is increased. This results in improved performances and reduced costs. Liebherr therefore enables high productivity through maximum conveyor and load quantities in a short time.

Efficient service

Excellent service, combined with permanent availability of machines, are of prime importance in the mining industry. Liebherr recognises this, and provides on-site customised service solutions over the entire service life of the products in every open cast mine. These include:

  • Customer services and logistics
  • Driver and maintenance training courses
  • Technical product support
  • Component remanufacturing
  • Maintenance management and service agreements

In addition to on-site service, a product program of service tools has been developed specifically for the maintenance and servicing of hydraulic excavators in Colmar, which means that safe working conditions and economic machine servicing can be guaranteed.

Career opportunities at the Colmar plant

Passion for technology, quality awareness in every detail, and clear customer orientation for products stimulate all activities of the global Liebherr Group. This ideology is also embodied by the workforce of Liebherr-Mining Equipment Colmar SAS in its daily work.

Employees of Liebherr-Mining Equipment Colmar SAS in front of the R 9800 crawler excavator

Employees of Liebherr-Mining Equipment Colmar SAS in front of the R 9800 crawler excavator

Exciting lines of work

Liebherr opens career paths to all areas of industry. Experienced professionals, career starters, and graduates find development opportunities in the widest range of career fields and areas of operation. Many plants train in-house and have developed their own training program.

Careers with Liebherr
Careers with Liebherr at the Colmar location (France)

Careers with Liebherr at the Colmar location (France)

Current job offers

Applicants can gain a brief overview of job vacancies and apprenticeships worldwide or at the Colmar plant in the online job portal. Of course, we would also be happy if you were to send us a non job specific application. Qualified and motivated co-workers are always welcome at Liebherr-Mining Equipment Colmar SAS.

Job vacancies at Liebherr-Mining Equipment Colmar SAS