With the advancing electrification and digitalisation of the industrial and aviation sectors, the areas of electric drive technology, electronics and control technology are also becoming increasingly important. From now on, Liebherr has been bundling these core competencies in a new company, Liebherr-Electronics and Drives GmbH.
The two Liebherr sites, Lindau and Biberach (airfield), were previously two separate companies. From now on, the two sites will jointly incorporate their expertise into products and services – operating as one company with two locations, Liebherr-Electronics and Drives GmbH.
With this bundling, the Components product segment strengthens the areas of electric drive technology, electronics and control technology. Liebherr-Electronics and Drives GmbH has its headquarters in Lindau on Lake Constance. The company develops and manufactures its products not only for the Liebherr Group's numerous product segments, but also for external customers in sectors such as agriculture, construction and commercial vehicles.
"This combination of core competencies is a milestone for Liebherr. The two sites have already worked together successfully on various projects in the past. Now we are combining our strengths and existing know-how to develop and manufacture new products for our customers", says Hirohito Imakoji, Commercial Director of Liebherr-Electronics and Drives GmbH.
New chapter in the success story – locations in Lindau and Biberach
Two years after the 20th anniversary of Liebherr-Elektronik GmbH in Lindau, the company is now becoming Liebherr-Electronics and Drives GmbH. Today the portfolio includes human-machine interfaces, gateways, sensor technology, control and power electronics. In addition, the site offers Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) as well as comprehensive testing and qualification services in the field of electronics. The increasing importance of electronics in mobile machinery and aviation most recently led to record sales in Lindau in 2021.
The business unit for electrical drive and control technology is also writing a new story. Previously part of Liebherr-Components Biberach GmbH, the modern plant at the airfield in Biberach is now expanding the Liebherr-Electronics and Drives GmbH portfolio. Liebherr started production at the Biberach airfield in 2015. The site's product range includes electric motors, switchgear and energy storage systems. These are all important areas for electrification, which has enabled the plant to grow significantly in terms of turnover and workforce since its opening.
Continued employment of staff and creation of new jobs at both locations
As part of the merger, Liebherr continues to employ the staff of both locations. The positive business development resulting from the ever-advancing electrification and digitalisation is clearly noticeable in both Lindau and Biberach. In addition to the existing jobs, this opens up new career opportunities in a wide range of areas at both locations for those interested in helping to develop these future areas of work.
Hirohito Imakoji adds: "Our new company’s fields of activity serve several megatrends. We want to make our customers' machines more efficient, more environmentally friendly and safer – on land, at sea and in the air. To achieve this, we are looking for more specialists who want to take this forward with us. At the same time, we also offer apprentices and students multiple award-winning training programmes in exciting areas."
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