Liebherr is not only one of the world's largest manufacturers of construction machinery. The more than 46,000 employees also help to shape technological advances in many other industries. The Liebherr Group is still managed by the Liebherr family.
The Liebherr Group has a decentralized organizational structure and comprises eleven product divisions. The highest level of management within the Group is a shareholders' committee made up exclusively of members of the Liebherr family.
Liebherr was founded in 1949 by Hans Liebherr. The company's successful growth and stable structure are thanks to his ideas and great personal commitment. With more than 70 years since the company was founded, Liebherr has demonstrated stability and reliability - thanks to the personal commitment of the company owners and the credo of the family enterprise.
As an independent family-run business, Liebherr enjoys strong discretionary powers in all of its activities. The shareholders of the Group are second and third generation descendants of the company founder and play an active role in the company themselves. They run the organization with the same tradition, and thereby ensure continuity and security.
The family partners are conscious of their managerial responsibilities and specify a clear and structured path for healthy further development of the company. In doing so, safeguarding jobs and preserving the integrity as a business partner form important corporate directives.
Thanks to the high equity ratio and a broad product portfolio, Liebherr is able to compensate for fluctuations in the market economy. In terms of long-term, prospective-orientated success, any profit that is made is reinvested and remains within the company. Along with responsible management, this healthy financial basis secures the future of the company and provides workplace security.