The German engineering company Liebherr is not only refrigerators and freezers, as some people mistakenly believe. Yes, this concern produces household appliances. However, it has a small part of its revenues. The lion's share of profits Liebherr still has from the sale of products such as construction equipment, special machinery, mining and earthmoving equipment, machinery, port equipment, quarry dumpers and the like.
However, here it is necessary to say that the production of Liebherr has found application in aerospace engineering and transport. Many other developments are recognized by experts as unique. They are unique because they do not find analogs for them, as they say, in the daytime with fire. And nothing like competitors can not boast.
The history of the company is quite rich in events. It was founded by German engineer soldiers Hans Liebherr, who was a member of the Second World War and fought on the Eastern Front. It was Hans Liebherr who founded one of the most famous companies in the world in the field of heavy engineering. In 1945, he, wounded for the second time, met the end of the war in Vienna, where he was in the hospital.
So the hereditary architect returned to the construction business. Since the construction cranes were massive and clumsy, Liebherr began designing his own crane structure designed for small sites. So he in 1949 came up with a model mobile tower crane TK-10, which raised to two tons at a height of 16 meters. For this crane Hans Liebherr received a prize at the industrial exhibition Mustermesse in Frankfurt am Main. And he was inspired so much that he organized a company for the production of such machines.
In 1958, the first foreign plant appeared. He settled down in Ireland. Then came a lot of representations in various countries of Europe.
Today, the production of cranes of various types accounts for about thirty percent of the income of the holding company Liebherr-International AG. It was still a family business. Descendants of Hans Liebherr, who lived a long life, took over the reins of the concern in the 90s and became the richest people on the planet. In fact annual incomes of concern concern billions.
The head office of Liebherr-International AG is located in the city of Bul, which is in Switzerland. The Liebherr Group has many independent units. Representations are scattered all over the planet.