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Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH

Kirchdorf an der Iller is considered to be the cradle of the Liebherr Group. Hans Liebherr founded the company there in 1949 based on his parents' construction company. Today, Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH in Kirchdorf develops and manufactures an extensive range of high-quality hydraulic excavators, material handling machines and articulated trucks. The company produces approximately 2,500 machines annually and is the global market leader for wheeled excavators.

Liebherr founding plant looking forward

The painting unit in the Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH plant

The painting unit in the Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH plant

Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH is a global leader in the manufacture of state-of-the-art hydraulic excavators. Furthermore, the company develops and manufactures material handling machines and articulated trucks. The hydraulic excavators are successfully used throughout the world in civil engineering as well as in many special tasks such as horticulture and landscape gardening, for example. The areas of application for the material handling machines range from scrap, wood, and port handling right up to waste management and recycling.

The first decades of the plant were marked by changing focal points in development and production. In 1949 the company founder Hans Liebherr designed and built the first tower crane in Kirchdorf. Further products such as gear cutting machines and wheel loaders followed. In 1954 the first hydraulic wheeled excavator worldwide was manufactured in Kirchdorf, two years later the first crawler excavator. Over time, Liebherr has specialized on today's product range at the Kirchdorf plant.

Restructuring and expansion

In 2007 a comprehensive restructuring of the entire production began at the Kirchdorf plant to assert itself further at the pinnacle of the global market. This included construction of a new 180-meter long and 128-meter wide assembly hall for material handling machines as well as the new construction of an additional administration building. Additionally, the company opened a new training center at Kirchdorf in 2014.

In 2018, a development and demonstration center has been added to the south side of the plant. The 12.68 hectare site comprises a test track, a test hall and an administration centre. This development and demonstration centre is unique in Europe and is used for the development and testing of construction and material handling machines.

Facts and figures

  • Founded: 1949
  • Workforce: 1.770
  • Total area: 435.000 m².

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  • Address

    Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH

    Liebherrstraße 12

    88457 Kirchdorf an der Iller

    Germany

    Press contact

    Nadine Willburger

    Marketing

    Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH

    Liebherrstraße 12

    88457 Kirchdorf an der Iller

    Germany


    Products and services of Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH

    Quality check of a hydraulic excavator in Kirchdorf an der Iller (Germany)

    Quality check of a hydraulic excavator in Kirchdorf an der Iller (Germany)

    Construction and material handling machines from Kirchdorf are in use in the widest range of different sectors: From landscape gardening over water resources management up to municipal applications. From scrap, timber and port handling right up to waste management. To meet the demanding requirements, Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH produces high-performance mobile and crawler excavators with numerous attachments and equipment options.

    The product range includes:

    • Wheeled excavators in different size categories with operating weights from 11 to 27 tons
    • Material handling machines on mobile and crawler-track travel gear with operating weights between 22 and 220 tons
    • Articulated trucks with a dump body capacity of 30 and 40 tons
    • A wide range of attachments and quick coupling systems for varied applications

    Patented quick coupling system

    The LIKUFIX®® quick coupling system developed and patented by Liebherr gives great variability to hydraulic excavators. It enables the change of mechanical and hydraulic attachments in seconds without having to leave the cab. Working tools can be attached and removed at the touch of a button. The use of the patented LIKUFIX® quick coupling system enormously increases the flexibility, productivity and safety of Liebherr machines.

    Railroad excavators for rail construction works

    A special variant of the wheeled excavator is the railroad excavator. This machine can be operated on either rail tracks or the road. As an OEM manufacturer, the Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH is the world market leader in the segment of railroad excavators.

    Career opportunities at the Kirchdorf 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-Hydraulikbagger GmbH in its daily work.

    Careers with Liebherr at the Kirchdorf an der Iller location (Germany).

    Careers with Liebherr at the Kirchdorf an der Iller location (Germany).

    Current job offers

    Applicants can gain a brief overview of job vacancies and apprenticeships worldwide or at the Kirchdorf 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-Hydraulikbagger GmbH.

    Job vacancies at Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH
    Career in the Liebherr Group.

    Career in the Liebherr Group.

    Exciting lines of work

    At Liebherr you have the opportunity to shape your own career across all industries. Regardless of whether you are an experienced professional, new entrant, graduate or student - at Liebherr you find exciting fields of work and individual development opportunities.

    Careers with Liebherr

    Address

    Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH

    Liebherrstraße 12

    88457 Kirchdorf an der Iller

    Germany

    Careers contact

    Melanie Bernhard

    Recruiting

    Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH

    Liebherrstraße 12

    88457 Kirchdorf an der Iller

    Germany


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