The Earthmoving Division of Liebherr-Great Britain Ltd has opened a new depot at the Liebherr Group’s Sunderland site, scheduled to be operational in late summer. Liebherr-Sunderland Works Limited was established in 1989 for the manufacture of maritime cranes and cargo handling equip-ment at Deptford, which is strategically located by the River Wear estuary. The 70,500 square metres facilities lend themselves well to accommodating an after sales operation for earthmovers alongside the crane and cargo handling equipment manufacturing operations, which recently re-ceived the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category – the UK’s top award for busi-ness performance. This new depot is part of the Liebherr’s long-term investment strategy, continuing its total commit-ment to provide the best possible after sales product support in the UK for its excavators, loading shovels, bulldozers and industrial rehandling equipment.
The establishment of a North-East England depot for the Earthmoving Division is indicative of the growing Liebherr machine population and steadily increasing customer base in the region. The new depot will be fully staffed, including an after sales supervisor, spare parts administrator and a team of factory-trained service engineers – recruitment is in the final stages. Fully equipped modern workshops will be augmented by a substantial spares holding and a plant stock will also be held on site.
Liebherr-Great Britain Ltd, headquartered in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, now has earthmoving equipment depots in Aberdeen, Bathgate, Wigan, Sunderland, Cannock and Weston-super-Mare, with Liebherr-Ireland located in Rath-coole, Co. Dublin.