The Liebherr family business was created during the year 1949 by Hans Liebherr. The company first gained fame from its mobile tower crane that was well-known for its affordability and ease of assembly. It was upon this invention that the foundation of the company flourished under. These days, Liebherr has grown to become among the world's leading manufacturers of construction equipment. The business has also earned the reputation of being the acknowledged supplier of user-oriented technically innovative products and services in a range of fields. The business has presently become a "Group" working in every continent with more than 35,000 employees and more than 130 companies all over the world.
The Liebherr Group has been divided into various company units in order to ensure a manageable operating size. These separate units operate independently. This set up enables the business the ability to be flexible to market signals and stay in tune with global competition. In addition, having so many individual company units additionally ensures customer proximity and keeps customer service running at an optimum level.
The divisional control companies handle the production for the individual product segments and the operative management of the sales companies. The Liebherr Group currently encompasses 10 different product divisions.
Liebherr-International AG is the Liebherr Group's holding company. They are situated within Bulle, Switzerland and are completely owned by members of the Liebherr family. Presently, the family business is being managed by Dr. H.C. Isolde Liebherr and her brother Dr. H.C. Willi Liebherr in the second generation. Ever since the year 2012, some of the active individual divisions have been represented by members of the family in the third generation including: Sophie Albrecht, Jan Liebherr, Stefanie Wohlfarth and Patricia Ruf. These family members have been working hard together to be able to help set up the family business' course in the future. They are staying on top of residential buildings and large-scale industrial projects all around the globe.
Hans Liebherr began to build his company in 1949, in a small town called Kirchdorf in southern Germany. Kirchdorf, now supports amongst Liebherr's 20 manufacturing locations. They are able to average a yearly output of around 2800 wheeled excavators and employ more than 1400 people in that specific workforce. The company has enjoyed immense growth and diversity since it first started. The Liebherr Group continues to remain very devoted to implementing and making innovative designs. They have earned a positive and successful place in the material handling industry.