Liebherr-France SAS invests €5M in new assembly line

Published 27/6 at 16:50

Liebherr-France SAS based in Colmar, has placed a new assembly line into operation.

It is based on the principles of lean management, and will thus contribute to further improvements in quality and productivity.

Overall, the company has invested €5M in the production line which is designed to produce the latest generation of Liebherr crawler excavators. These were launched worldwide earlier this year as the ‘Generation 8’, consisting of the R 922, R 924, R 926, R 930, R 934, R 938 and R 945 models. With logistics that are optimally geared to production, the new assembly line achieves average cycle times of 155min per station, with an output of five excavators each day. Altogether, the ‘R3’ assembly line has 26 work stations and nine preassembly stations synchronised with the main line. 

With a workforce of over 1,500 employees and annual production of 2,000 machines, Liebherr-France SAS located in Colmar, is the main production location for earthmoving crawler excavators for the Liebherr Group. The standard production range comprises around 30 crawler excavator models ranging from the R 914 Compact to the R 980 SME for earthmoving and for use in mining. Production also includes a large number of special machines for special work requirements, such as the deconstruction of buildings, material handling, maritime applications (pontoons) or tunnel construction applications, as well as electric excavators. Crawler excavators with an operating weight of 14t to 100t are equipped with Liebherr engines with power of 90kW to 420kW.

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