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Liebherr opens service centre in Miami, Florida

Liebherr opens service centre in Miami, Florida
Switzerland-based crane manufacturer Liebherr has opened its first sales and services centre in Miami, Florida.

The new state-of-the-art facility is located in Hialeah Gardens just off Okeechobee and the Florida Turnpike. It will serve as a major hub for Liebherr’s maritime cranes division and will further strengthen business relations to Central and South America and to the Caribbean region.

In terms of logistics, the sales and service center is ideally located at the port of Miami and Miami International Airport are in close proximity to the new site. This allows Liebherr to respond to customer enquiries within a short time and to accelerate the distribution of parts and services.

Besides a variety of machines, including a crawler crane, a piling and drilling rig, reachstackers and mobile cranes, Liebherr is presenting its newest technologies in a separate area. One of the highlights of the exhibition is a model of the company’s new, eco-friendly hybrid drive, named Pactronic.

The newly built complex is situated on a total property area covering about 4,000 square metres. The building has a total area of 3,800 square metres, with 2,100 square metres as office area and 1,700 square metres as storage area. In 2013 about 52 staff members will be working in this new facility.

The sales and service center accommodates a fully furnished workshop with a 9-metric tonne overhead crane, two fully equipped 6-metre welding containers, one 6 metres wire rope reeling container and two fully equipped mobile harbour cranes commissioning containers, with special tools and equipment for after sales service. For serving greater Miami, the Fort Lauderdale Area and the surrounding ports service personnel have six service trucks at their disposal.

The new sales and service center could be completed only 15 months after groundbreaking. The total investment sum for the building is approximately $20m.

"The new facility perfectly meets the requirements to further improve our sales and service performance in both North and Latin America," said Gernot Schranz, president of Liebherr Nenzing Crane.

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