Liebherr has announced their new subsidiary in Hamburg Port
The Liebherr Group has released a press announcement related to their new subsidiary in Hamburg Port. The group is planning to invest approximately 20 million euros. The official handover took place on 6th September 2019.
The new Liebherr sales and service centre, comprising an area of 44,000 m² in the Kuhwerder Harbour, was officially opened beginning September 2019. The location offers a good and wide-ranging infrastructure: easy access to motorways and railways, a public transport network and direct water access via three quays. The new 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.
Jörg Schmidt, Managing Director of Liebherr-MCCtec Vertriebs- und Service GmbH has stated that “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."
Michael Westhagemann, Minister for Economics, Transport and Innovation said “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.”
During the official handover and opening, the company presented a multitude of solutions from the product and service programmes. According to press release, the Hamburg facility has approximately 100 employees.
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