Liebherr has disclosed that it has handed over the 100th Liebherr mobile harbour crane, a new LHM 600, to its Spanish customer, Maritima del Principado in Gijón.
According to Liebherr, Spain is now the third country in the world, alongside Russia and India, with a fleet of 100 or more Liebherr mobile harbour cranes.
Liebherr noted that its representatives of the maritime cranes headquarters in Rostock, Germany handed over the 100th LHM to the Spanish customer, Maritima del Principado, at the ceremony that took place in Gijón, Spain.
As Liebherr maintained, the new machine is an LHM 600 and belongs to Generation 5, the latest technical development stage in the Liebherr Mobile Harbour Crane program.
Going the memory lane, Liebherr said the market history of the Liebherr mobile harbour crane in Spain started more than 27 years ago. According to Liebherr, ‘’In the Year 1992 Liebherr delivered its first mobile harbour crane to Spain. It was an LHM 1300. The crane was like many Liebherr products a pioneer of its time; a highly innovative and reliable crane in the market. The LHM 1300 proves its durability every day again, because it is still in operation in Spain.
“Today the population of mobile harbour cranes in Spain is at a high level of 179 machines in total.
“We at Liebherr maritime cranes are very proud to have achieved a market share of more than 55%. This great trust of our customers in us and our products and services shows that the Liebherr company philosophy is also lived in Spain,” commented Andreas Müller, Sales Director of Liebherr Mobile Harbour Cranes.
Müller informed that there are only two other countries in the world that have a fleet of Liebherr mobile harbour cranes of 100 or even more machines. ‘’The first country to reach this magical mark was Russia, closely followed by India.
‘’With the recent handover of the LHM 600 to Maritima del Principado, Liebherr was now able to support 100 customers in Spain with its effective Mobile Harbour Crane technology. There will certainly be many more satisfied customers to follow,’’ said Müller.