Long-range view into the future

Liebherr sets new standards, e.g. with the digitalisation campaign in the area of refrigeration and freezing and 3D print in the area of hydraulic components. Liebherr products are used worldwide in exciting and spectacular projects.

Liebherr-Hausgeräte presents the intelligent refrigerator of the future at IFA 2016.

Liebherr-Hausgeräte presents the intelligent refrigerator of the future at IFA 2016.

2016 The intelligent refrigerator of the future

Under the motto "Making your life smarter", Liebherr-Hausgeräte showcases the intelligent refrigerator of the future at the International Electronics Fair (IFA) 2016. SmartDevice is the name of the digital technology for networking fridge and freezer units, which was developed in cooperation with Microsoft. It enables the customer to interact with its Liebherr refrigerator and opens up new dimensions in healthier food storage and innovative food management. For instance, the customer can control his refrigerator via an app, detect food stored in the refrigerator with the camera's object detection and compile stock lists and new shopping lists.

Special type of match: The German and Austrian national teams during the match in the Liebherr mining truck.

Special type of match: The German and Austrian national teams during the match in the Liebherr mining truck.

2016 Match in the pit: Table tennis in the mining truck

Liebherr organises a special type of table tennis match at the Bauma, the world's largest trade fair for construction machinery, in Munich. In the 130 m³ pit of a 165-tonne Liebherr mining truck the German and Austrian national teams battle it out in a show-stopping game. Top players such as Timo Boll, Bastian Steger and Patrick Franziska from the German national team enjoy exciting rallies against Werner Schlager, Chen Weixing and Stefan Fegerl from Austria. For over 25 years Liebherr has been actively involved in table tennis and is a strong partner of the German Bundesliga team TTF Liebherr Ochsenhausen, as well as the German and Austrian national teams and the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).

  • Construction of Europe's tallest building

    Several Liebherr tower cranes are used for the construction of the Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg, Russia.

  • Completion of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg

    The LTM 1750-9.1 mobile crane dismantles four tower cranes, which were used for the construction of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg for years.

  • Erection of offshore crane in Rostock

    Two port cranes assemble an offshore crane directly on the heavy-lift carrier "Giant 7".

  • Order to equip trams in San Francisco

    Liebherr receives order to equip the trams in San Francisco with hydraulic steering springs.

  • Liebherr opens up tunnel construction segment with specialist thrust bearing

    With the delivery of the first thrust bearing for the tunnelling machines of the Robbins Company, Liebherr is now also represented on the American tunnel construction market.

  • 2016 Liebherr products used worldwide

    Liebherr machines are used all over the world in large-scale projects. For example, ten tower cranes help in the construction of Europe's tallest building, the 462 metre high Lakhta Tower in St. Petersburg. In the completion of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg a mobile crane dismantles four tower cranes, which were used on site for many years. In Rostock two mobile harbour cranes erect an offshore crane directly on the Giant 7 – a huge heavy-goods carrier. Trams in San Francisco, USA, will be equipped in the future with hydraulic steering springs from Liebherr. With the delivery of the first thrust bearing for a tunnel boring machine, the Components division also conquers the American tunnel construction market.

  • Aerial view of the subsidiary Liebherr-Components Biberach GmbH

    New development and production facilities for switchgear, as well as electric motors and alternators, are located on an area of roughly 14.5 hectares.

  • Liebherr USA, Co. - combined sales and service location

    Liebherr USA, Co., with its head office in Newport News (Virginia), acts as a parent company for eight different Liebherr product areas.

  • 2016 Organisational realignment in the USA and opening in Biberach an der Riss

    In June Liebherr-Components Biberach GmbH opens a new subsidiary plant for the development and production of switchgear, as well as electric motors and alternators, in Biberach an der Riss. New development and production facilities are located on an area of roughly 14.5 hectares. Thereby Liebherr invests in the expansion of the Components division.

    In the same month Liebherr USA, Co. commences work. The new combined sales and service locationis responsible for the maintenance of products from a total of eight divisions in North America. This organisational realignment should further improve customersupport.

    Spoiler-actuator with valve block from the 3D printer developed and manufactured by Liebherr-Aerospace.

    Spoiler-actuator with valve block from the 3D printer developed and manufactured by Liebherr-Aerospace.

    2017 World premiere: A380 flies with 3D-printed hydraulic component

    In March 2017 an Airbus A380 flies for the first time with a spoiler-actuator valve block from the 3D printer of Liebherr-Aerospace. Never before was a hydraulic component of the primary flight control, which was manufactured additively from titanium powder, used in an Airbus. The titanium valve block assumes important functions on board the A380, e.g. during the manoeuvring of the plane and decelerating after landing. The 3D-printed component offers the same performance as the conventional valve block made from a titanium forging, , but hastwo decisive advantages: It is 35 percent lighter in weight and consists of fewer parts.

  • Tower cranes build stage set for Bregenz Festival

    A 154 EC-H 6 Litronic was anchored at the bottom of Lake Constance for the "Carmen" opera. The 71 K tower crane has already been in the possession of the culture festival since 2000.

  • Liebherr mobile crane used at Eiffel Tower

    For a good cause, a LTM 1300-6.2 mobile crane lifts an 18-metre long regatta onto the gallery of the Parisian landmark.

  • Construction of the world's longest suspension bridge

    More than ten types of mobile cranes and products from three business segments are used in the construction of the Queensferry Crossing Bridge in Scotland.

  • Infrastructure project on the Suez Canal

    A total of ten rope excavators, including the latest generation of a duty-cycle crawler crane, a HS 8100 HD, assist the infrastructure project on the Suez Canal in Egypt.

  • Largest Liebherr rotary drilling rig used in residential project in Kuala Lumpur

    The new Liebherr LB 44-510 rotary drilling rig is the largest of its kind in the Southeast Asian market.

  • 2017 Diverse product applications from Bregenz to Kuala Lumpur

    Also in 2017 Liebherr products are used worldwide. For example, two tower cranes install the stage setting for the Bregenz Festival. In Paris a mobile crane lifts a five-tonne and 18-metre long regatta boat onto the first level of the Eiffel Tower. Through the action, attention is drawn to a French physicians' initiative, which enables life-saving heart operations for children all over the world. On the east coast of Scotland more than ten different types of mobile cranes and products from three business segments assist in the construction of the world's longest suspension bridge. Ten rope excavators and crawler cranes work on a multi-billion infrastructure project on the Suez Canal in Egypt, one of the most important waterways for world trade. In the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur the largest Liebherr rotary drilling rig is involved in the sought-after residential project "Sentral-Suites".

    Largest crane since 1949: The special ship

    Largest crane since 1949: The special ship "Orion" is equipped with the HLC 295000.

    2017 Liebherr builds largest crane since company's foundation

    It is used for the installation of wind farms, in the oil and gas sector and for the dismantling of offshore facilities and will be the largest crane ever built by Liebherr: the Heavy-Lift offshore crane HCL. In 2017 Liebherr receives the award for the delivery of the heavy duty crane for the "Orion" ship. The giant can lift loads of up to 3,000 tonnes 170 metres high with a jib length of 50 metres.

    The 50,000th wheel loader comes off the production line in Bischofshofen in April.

    The 50,000th wheel loader comes off the production line in Bischofshofen in April.

    2017 Anniversary machines – Gold instead of yellow and graffiti art instead of paint

    In April 2017 in Bischofshofen the 50,000th wheel loader, a L 566 XPower®, comes off the production line. With golden paintwork the Liebherr Group and the long-term Liebherr customer celebrate the wheel loader anniversary. An A 918 Compact Litronic wheeled excavator also becomes a canvas for the delivery of the 75,000th excavator. The street artist Claudia Walde alias MadC designs the anniversary machine with colourful graffiti art.

    Green energy construction site in Gaildorf surpasses the Swabian Alb.

    Green energy construction site in Gaildorf surpasses the Swabian Alb.

    2017 Liebherr machines play their part in the energy transition

    One of the most exciting chapters inthe future of Germany´s energy transition is being written near Schwäbisch Hall. The"Naturstromspeicher Gaildorf", a pilot project using wind turbines in combination with a decentralised pumped-storage power plant, will for the first timemake green energy storable and thus available on a flexible basis. Liebherr machines assist the project, which at the same time gives rise to the world's tallest onshore wind turbines at 246.5 metres.

  • Opening of the 2,500 m² hall at the Reman Competence Centre of Liebherr-Ettlingen GmbH

  • Groundbreaking ceremony for new development and demonstration centre in Kirchdorf an der Iller

  • The new service site of Liebherr-Transportation Systems in Reiden (Switzerland)

  • 2017 Liebherr makes further investment in production facilities and the sales and service network

    In 2017 Liebherr invests around € 749 million in the production facilities and the global sales and service network. For example, the opening of the 2,500 m² hall at the Reman Competence Centre of Liebherr-Ettlingen GmbH takes place in April. Just two months later the new construction of the development and demonstration centre starts in Kirchdorf an der Iller with the groundbreaking ceremony. In order to support customers even more efficiently in the rail transport area with customised services, a new service location of Liebherr-Transportation Systems opens in Switzerland in September.

    Outlook

    The Liebherr Group has grown steadily in its over 65-year company history. Long-term investments, organic growth and strategic additions to the product portfolio have proved key success factors. The positioning in traditional markets has been secured and new growth markets worldwide could be opened up. Liebherr faces future challenges as an international group, thus remaining loyal to its proven principles as a family-run company.

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