Liebherr Maritime Cranes is set to establish full service, spare parts and sales activities in Australia, New Zealand and the Oceania region.
Morrow Equipment Australia, which has represented the manufacturer’s mobile harbour cranes business in Australia for the last 27 years, will focus just on the purchase and rental of tower cranes after the expansion.
Liebherr is hoping the expansion will ensure better support for maritime customers who are using factory trained and locally recruited engineers.
It also means that new products can be introduced in the region such as the company’s new reachstacker, mobile harbour crane types and offshore cranes.
Liebherr currently has 40 ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and straddle carriers from its Killarney sister company, 35 mobile harbour cranes (MHCs), and 10 offshore cranes in the Oceania region.
Morrow’s MHC engineer Kalman Kis has transferred to Liebherr’s service side while Gordon Clark, former sales director for offshore cranes at Liebherr will transfer to Oceania to manage its maritime sales division from September.
The German company has been present in Australia since the early 1970s, leasing their first premises in Kilkenny in 1983.