The Components division produces individual components and system solutions for mobile and stationary machinery. The division once again reported sales growth throughout 2019.
Development compared to previous year*
Investments in € m
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Sales increases and expanded production capabilities
Strong order volumes in the Liebherr Tower Cranes, Maritime Cranes, Aerospace and Transportation Systems and Earthmoving divisions contributed to further growth in the Components division in 2019. Sales revenues from decentralised energy systems industry and the agriculture and forestry sector also increased.
Another key event was the start of batch production for a new engine series for ultra-high-performance agricultural machinery. The division also embarked on new development and supply partnerships for high-performance engines in the off-highway market for its common rail systems products. Furthermore, the division has expanded the service network for its diesel injection systems.
Another significant development was the expansion of production capabilities in Biberach (Germany), with the construction and opening of a new plant facility and machining centre for anti-friction bearings of up to 9.5 m in diameter. This enabled the division to handle orders for large slewing bearings for maritime applications. Another milestone was the signing of a serial delivery contract for main bearings for a leading wind turbine manufacturer.
In our digital age, condition monitoring of individual components and complete systems is an important success factor.
New developments and technologies
New products and technologies were released and put into serial production in nearly every product category in 2019. These included products made from carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), special gearboxes for slurry wall cutters and tunnelling machines as well as the 16-cylinder diesel engine with an 82.7-litre displacement. In the control technology and electronics category, the division developed the LES 300 energy storage system, the latest generation of display controllers, along with new features for the MDC3 digital smart camera. During the Bauma 2019 trade fair, the division also unveiled a demo version of an application for monitoring the condition of all kinds of components.
Production capabilities are being expanded at sites including Deggendorf (Germany) and Monterrey (Mexico). A machine which hardens without slippage has been purchased for the Biberach site (Germany) which will allow main bearings to be processed over the year ahead. The division will focus on digitisation in 2020, especially on promoting its condition-monitoring technologies.