The festivities began on Wednesday, September 28 with a ceremony in which a large number of political representatives and numerous long-time business partners customers participated. On the second day, Liebherr- welcomed around 500 customers from all over the world.
The open day comprised a showcase of the Nenzing factory with visitors enjoying a varied programme including company tours, machinery presentations asnd multi-vision shows amongst others.
The company tour encompassed all production facilities and offered the guests an insight into Liebherr’s ultra-modern production technologies including fully automated robot manufacturing in the new workshop building VIII. In addition, visitors had the opportunity of a close look at mobile harbour cranes and offshore cranes. On the test stand, product presentations demonstrated how mobile harbour cranes weighing up to 600 tonnes handle containers or move heavy loads in tandem operation.
In the field of construction machinery, numerous deep foundation machines were exhibited showing various piling and drilling applications on the company’s new torque and drilling test stand.
According to the company, the focus was not only on the the cranes and production facilities, but also on its innovative strength. In a special technologies’ pavilion new developments in control and drive technology were presented with one highlight being the presentation of the first hydraulic hybrid drive Pactronic® for mobile harbour cranes, providing an increase in turnover combined with reduced fuel consumption. The drive system and its positive effects on the working speed were demonstrated on the prototype of the new mobile harbour crane, the LHM 420.
Another innovation introduced for the offshore industry was the revolutionary Active Heave Compensation (AHC) system, which registers the strength of wave movement and accurately aligns the suspended load. As an example for new developments in the field of materials technology the new crawler crane pendant straps made of carbon fibre were exhibited. The special properties of carbon fibre and its relative lightness offer a huge potential for technical progress.
In a multi-vision show specially designed for this event, visitors experienced a unique combination of man and technology for the whole family. In this showcase, which is probably unique for the region, Liebherr documented its innovative strength and sent a strong signal as the top employee and training company in the Austrian province of Vorarlberg.