As part of its on-going development of its facilities in Ireland, Liebherr Container Cranes has recently commenced building work on a 16,400 m2 new production hall at its Killarney plant. The investment valued at €50,000,000 will add to the on-going capital investment that Liebherr Container Cranes have made in their Killarney Facility since 1999. The new production hall will include state of the art production equipment with a keen focus on automation.
When complete, the new production hall will deliver a substantial increase in capacity at Liebherr Container Cranes. Continued demand over recent years means that production output at Liebherr Container Cranes is already at an all-time high and a decade of continued investment has seen staff numbers increase accordingly.
A purpose built machining hall commissioned last year houses a state of the art CNC boring and milling machine. This machine takes its instructions directly from 3D design tools allowing the largest parts of a Liebherr Crane to be machined in a single set up with unprecedented precision. An ultra-modern IGM welding robot has also been recently installed. The IGM robot guarantees precision welding and optimum weld quality.
Speaking about the recent developments Liebherr’s managing director Pat O’Leary commented.
“This is an exciting time at Liebherr. Demand for our container handling products continues to increase year on year, even though market demand overall has reduced. Liebherr cranes are renowned for quality and therefore each step of the production process has numerous quality checks in place. The result is quality cranes that are built to last.
Liebherr Container Cranes has a team of highly experienced engineers, designers and production personnel who have been with Liebherr for many years. By providing the latest tools, technology and training, this potent mix of people and processes has secured our status as a manufacturer of premium quality equipment.
The new production hall will be up and running later this year. It will include the latest in technology and will be staffed by experienced personnel allowing us to meet the increased demand for quality container cranes.”