New sales, service centre for Liebherr Australia

This new location will co-ordinate sales and service activities for its mobile and crawler cranes, earthmoving equipment and deep foundation machines for Australia and New Zealand.

Around 500 customers, guests and Liebherr staff attended the official ceremony in mid-February.

More than 20 machines were exhibited on the day, including mobile and crawler cranes, foundation equipment, as well as a wide variety of machines from Liebherr?s earthmoving product range.

The official ribbon cutting ceremony was performed by Dr Willi Liebherr, chairman of the supervisory board of Liebherr-International AG and one of the family shareholders of the Liebherr Group, together with his daughter Sophie Albrecht.

The newly built complex accommodates a repair and service area, including a spare parts warehouse of around 5900 metres, plus an adjacent office space of around 3000 metres.

Liebherr?s new repair and service centre accommodates seven overhead cranes, a brake dynamometer, a wash bay and paint shop installations. In the seven workshop bays, work can be performed simultaneously on both large and small machines.

The foundation stone for the construction project was laid in 2010 with the purchase of the site, which covers a total of 24,000 metres. Construction took approximately 16 months and the investment for the overall project was $44 million.

Currently, around 70 staff are employed at the Erskine Park site but the company is expanding its support for its Australian and New Zealand customers, so further jobs will be created.

Work is also underway at a remanufacturing centre for components and a new warehouse and logistics centre at Liebherr?s Adelaide site. In addition, a new service subsidiary is under construction at Newman, in Western Australia and there is an infrastructure expansion at its Perth, Mackay and Singleton sites.

Source: Liebherr Australia

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