During 1949, the Liebherr family business was created by Hans Liebherr. His first claim to fame was the success of his inexpensive and easy-to-assemble mobile tower crane. It was upon this invention that the company's foundation flourished under. Nowadays, The Liebherr business has grown to become amongst the world's leading manufacturers of construction machinery. The company has also earned the reputation of being the accredited provider of user-oriented technically innovative products and services in various fields. The company has now become a "Group" working in each and every continent with more than 130 companies and more than 35,000 employees across the world.
In order to ensure a manageable operating size, the Liebherr Group has been divided into different company units. These units have been designed to operate separately. This particular set up allows the business the ability to stay in tune with worldwide competition and be flexible to market signals. As well, having so many individual company units additionally ensures customer proximity and keeps customer service operating at an optimum level.
The divisional control companies deal with the operative management of the sales companies and the production for the individual product segments. The Liebherr Group now encompasses 10 different product divisions.
Liebherr Group's holding company is Liebherr-International AG. Liebherr-International AG is located in Bulle, Switzerland and is operating by the Liebherr family members. Presently, the family business is being managed in the 2nd generation by Dr. H.C. Isolde Liebherr and her brother Dr. H.C. Willi Liebherr. Ever since the year 2012, some of the active individual divisions have been represented by third generation family members including: Sophie Albrecht, Jan Liebherr, Patricia Ruf and Stefanie Wohlfarth. These members of the family have been working hard together to help set up the course of the family business in the future. They are staying on top of large-scale industrial projects and residential buildings all around the world.
Hans Liebherr started this quest in 1949, with his first business within the small South-German town of Kirchdorf/Iller. These days, Kirchdorf is amongst over 20 key manufacturing sites of the Liebherr Group. They could average a yearly output of around 2800 wheeled excavators and employ over 1400 individuals in that particular workforce. The company has enjoyed immense growth and diversity since it initially opened its doors. The Liebherr Group continues to remain really devoted to engineering and implementing innovative designs. They have earned a positive and successful place within the material handling industry.