Liebherr Container Cranes expands Irish plant

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Liebherr Container Cranes has begun construction on a 16,400m2 new production hall at its Killarney plant. The investment is valued at €50m. A Liebherr spokesman said that the new hall will include state of the art production equipment which would focus on automation.

The new production hall will deliver a substantial increase in capacity at Liebherr Container Cranes. The German manufacturer said that demand in recent years had meant production output at Liebherr Container Cranes was 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 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 IGM welding robot has also been recently installed.

Liebherr Container Cranes managing director Pat O’Leary said: “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.”

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