Liebherr Australia celebrates 35 years of incorporation

The very first crawler loader LR 631 delivered in Australia in 1984

Liebherr Australia is celebrating 35 years of incorporation this month, noting a steady growth of divisions, branches, and products over the years.

The family owned and operated company had its first presence in Australia in 1970, with its incorporation in 1981.

It now has eleven divisions worldwide with Australia hosting five of them, including mining, earthmoving, mobile cranes, crawler cranes, and maritime cranes across 11 branches.

The company is also celebrating its long term employees, particularly Joseph Mayer who retired in 2015 after working with them for 50 years. Mayer was also instrumental in assembling the first Liebherr R994 mining excavator during the early 1980s.

In addition, the company’s first crawler loader, the LR 631 was introduced in 1984 and is still in operation today.

Liebherr-Australia’s management board thanked workers and customers for their contribution to the company’s success and said they “look forward to the next 35 years of increasing their product lines, providing support and service options, and developing strong partnerships with customers.”

Last month, Liebheer released the new 100 tonne T 236 mining truck, which the company says is the “first diesel electric truck in its class to incorporate an oil immersed braking system with four corner retarding capabilities, providing reliable braking technology”.

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