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Liebherr opens subsidiary in Hamburg Port

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Liebherr-MCCtec Vertriebs- und Service GmbH is investing approximately €20 million in a new subsidiary in Hamburg Port. The official handover took place on 6 September 2019.

The new Liebherr sales and service centre, comprising an area of 44 000 m2 in the Kuhwerder Harbour, was officially opened at the beginning of September 2019. The location has a good and wide-ranging infrastructure, with 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 crawler cranes, deep foundation machines, and duty cycle crawler cranes product areas. The new location also serves as a hub for rental and buyback 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.

A workshop (2160 m2), a store (1080 m2), open storage (10 000 m2), and a four storey office building (3750 m2) have been constructed on the new site. Most of the construction work was completed within one year.

During the official handover and opening, a multitude of solutions from the product and service programmes were presented. In addition to the classic services, such as repair, overhaul and logistics, stock and parts supply, this also included numerous digital solutions, such as real-time simulators for training purposes, online services, fleet management, augmented and virtual reality, etc.

Currently, the Hamburg facility has approximately 100 employees.

“We are investing in a location that offers long-term potential for growth in several directions,” said Jörg Schmidt, Managing Director of Liebherr. “Due to the logistic requirements, the harbour in Hamburg is our central hub for rental and buyback machines, as well as for all kinds of repairs for the European area.”

“I am proud that such a traditional and yet future-orientated company as Liebherr has chosen this location for long-term engagement,” said Michael Westhagemann, Minister for Economics, Transport, and Innovation. “The establishment here also fits with the senate’s port strategy.”

“As the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), we are proud when we see today what an attractive location Liebherr has constructed in the heart of our Hamburg Port within such a short period of time,” said Jens Meier, CEO of HPA.

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