Liebherr opens new subsidiary in Hamburg Port
Liebherr is investing approximately 20 million euros in a new sales and service centre in Hamburg Port. The new subsidiary, comprising an area of 44,000 m² in the Kuhwerder Harbour, was officially opened 6 September 2019.
According to Liebherr, the location offers a good and wide-ranging infrastructure with easy access to motorways and railways, a public transport network and direct water access via three quays. A workshop (2,160 m²), a store (1,080 m²), open storage (10,000 m²) and a four-storey office building (3,750 m²) have been erected on the new site.
The subsidiary is responsible for supporting mobile harbour, ship and offshore cranes as well as construction machinery from the product areas crawler cranes, deep foundation machines and duty cycle crawler cranes. The new location also serves as a hub for rental and buy-back machines. A further important function is the overhauling of components as well as the execution of complex repairs on machines that in some cases can be transported by sea directly to Hamburg.
“We are investing in a location which offers long-term potential for growth in several directions. Due to the logistic requirements, the harbour in Hamburg is our central hub for rental and buy-back machines, as well as for all kinds of repairs for the European area,” explains Jörg Schmidt, Managing Director of Liebherr-MCCtec Vertriebs- und Service GmbH.
“I am proud that such a traditional and yet future-orientated company as Liebherr has chosen this location for long-term engagement. The establishment here also fits in with the senate’s port strategy,” adds Michael Westhagemann, Minister for Economics, Transport and Innovation.
Currently, the Hamburg facility has approximately 100 employees.