The Liebherr family business was created in 1949 by Hans Liebherr. The company initially gained fame from its mobile tower crane that was noted for its affordability and ease of assembly. It was upon this creation that the company's foundation flourished under. Nowadays, The Liebherr business has grown to become amongst the top manufacturers in the world of construction machines. The business has also earned the reputation of being the acknowledged provider of technically innovative user-oriented products and services in a range of fields. The business has currently become a "Group" working in each and every continent with over 130 companies and more than 35,000 employees across the globe.
In order to guarantee a manageable operating size, the Liebherr Group has been divided into various company units. These units have been designed to operate independently. This specific set up allows the business the ability to be flexible to market signals and stay in tune with worldwide competition. In addition, having so many individual company units additionally ensures customer proximity and keeps customer service running at an optimum level.
Liebherr has instituted the divisional control companies to deal with the management operations of production and sales for the individual product segments. The Liebherr Group currently encompasses 10 various product divisions.
The holding company of the Liebherr Group is Liebherr-International AG. Liebherr-International AG is situated in Bulle, Switzerland and is operating by members of the Liebherr family. Now, the family business is being managed by Dr. H.C. Isolde Liebherr and her brother Dr. H.C. Willi Liebherr in the second generation. Since the year 2012, several of the active individual divisions have been represented by members of the family in the third generation such as: Sophie Albrecht, Jan Liebherr, Patricia Ruf and Stefanie Wohlfarth. These members of the family have been working together in order 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 to build his business during the year 1949, in a tiny town known as Kirchdorf in southern Germany. Kirchdorf, presently supports one of Liebherr's 20 manufacturing locations. They employ over 1400 individuals in that particular workforce and can average a yearly output of roughly 2800 wheeled excavators. The company has enjoyed diversity and immense growth ever since it first opened its doors. The Liebherr Group continues to remain very dedicated to engineering and implementing innovative designs. They have earned a positive and successful place within the material handling business.