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Liebherr Feature
Continuous development of Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH
Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH started with manufacturing fast-erecting cranes and crawler cranes. Since 1985, Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH has been tasked with production of the entire wheel loader range. The plant then specialised in the development, production and marketing of wheel loaders in 1997. Since then, the wheel loader experts from the federal state of Salzburg have continually been setting new milestones when it comes to technology and design.
The same holds true for Liebherr’s appearance at Bauma 2019 in Munich, the world’s leading trade fair for the construction industry. Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH presented an extensive range of intelligent assistance systems for select wheel loaders of the company group here. These included the innovative active personnel detection and the new weighing device. With these and other assistance systems, the Centre of Excellence for Wheel Loaders is able to offer integrated solutions for optimising safety and comfort in day-to-day work with wheel loaders, while making the machine operator’s job easier.
Integrated effectively in the international Liebherr group of companies, Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH cooperates closely with other Liebherr plants. It enjoys strong ties with the mixed Liebherr production companies in Dalian (China) and Guaratinguetà (Brazil). This collaboration has given rise to a special wheel loader range for emerging markets outside Europe and North America. Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH is responsible for the product line here. This expansion clearly demonstrates the site’s international importance within the Liebherr group of companies.
Facts and figures about Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH
The press get up close with the machines and enjoy a test drive
Even the largest Liebherr wheel loader, the L 586 XPower®, is developed and produced at Bischofshofen
Founded: Plant area: Employees:
Bischofshofen, federal state of Salzburg (Austria)
1960 170,000 m2 approx. 1,100
One of the new assistance systems is the Active personnel detection at the rear. The system can independently distinguish between people and objects. September/October 2019 - Issue 58
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