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18 April 2008

Germany:

Liebherr last month held an official opening ceremony of its new facility in Rostock for maritime cargo handling equipment. The Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH production plant, built on a 226,000 square meters site in the port of Rostock, north eastern Germany, includes two production halls and an administration block together occupying a total of 56,000 square meters.

At the new site Liebherr manufactures harbour mobile cranes and ship cranes up to 500 tonnes. Offshore cranes, special-purpose cranes and reach stackers will also be built at the plant.

The $77 million production plant employs 250 but Liebherr says that it plans to increase this to around 500.

Pictured are three of the first LHM 500 units to be built at the plant.

One of the machines being developed at Rostock is Liebherr's largest ever harbour mobile crane, the LHM 600. See a future issue of ACT for further details.

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