At the first Climate Protection Trade Fair in Berlin, 1995
As one of 250 exhibitors, Liebherr presented its KT 1580 Solar with a specially designed booth in Berlin from 4 - 7 April 1995. The exhibition took place as part of the symposium "Success Cases of Urban Climate Protection in Europe".
The KT 1580-Solar flyer from 1994
"Liebherr is the first company to develop a refrigerator that is completely free of CFCs and FCs and that is powered by the rays of the sun. The Liebherr KT 1580 Solar is thus the very first refrigerator that doesn’t harm the ozone layer (ODP Ozone Depletion Potential =0) and doesn’t contribute to the greenhouse effect (GWP Greenhouse Warming Potential =0). What is more, the KT 1580 Solar is more spacious than conventional 12 V refrigerators, it’s suitable for use in the tropics, it utilises the famous Liebherr refrigeration technology and because it’s battery-powered it can be used absolutely anywhere."
In the 1990s developers' lab
In this development laboratory, the KT 1580 and the KT 1580 Solar were also screwed and tinkered with. The picture is from the early 2000s, a few years later a new, ultra-modern development centre was built.
Finds from the Liebherr Archive
Hansjörg Steinhorst's research unveiled many insights into working at Liebherr-Hausgeräte in the early 1990s.
Fridge production over 30 years ago
The old production facilities of Liebherr Hausgeräte in Ochsenhausen, towards the end of the 1980s.
Aerial view of Liebherr-Hausgeräte GmbH 1990s
The company premises at the time when the KT 1580 and KT 1580 Solar were being developed.
Aerial view of Liebherr-Hausgeräte GmbH 2019
Since the time of the KT 1580 Solar, the company premises have been regularly expanded. Most recently, the Liebherr-Hausgeräte Customer Centre was added to the front left of the picture.