05/06/2013 - 11:07 am

Liebherr Container Cranes Invests in New Production Hall


As part of ongoing development of facilities in Ireland, Liebherr Container Cranes has recently commenced building work on a 16,400 square metre production hall at its Killarney plant.

The investment, valued at €50m, will add to capital investment that Liebherr Container Cranes has made in the Killarney Facility since 1999. The new production hall will include state-of-the-art production equipment with a keen focus on automation.

When complete, the new production hall will deliver a substantial increase in capacity. Continued demand over recent years means that production output at is already at an all-time high and a decade of continued investment has seen staff numbers increase accordingly.

A purpose-built machining hall commissioned last year houses a CNC boring and milling machine. This machine takes its instructions directly from 3D design tools allowing the largest parts of a Liebherr crane to be machined in a single set up with unprecedented precision. An ultra-modern IGM welding robot has also been recently installed. The IGM robot guarantees precision welding and optimum weld quality. 

Managing director Pat O’Leary said: “Demand for our container handling products continues to increase year on year, even though market demand overall has reduced.”

The new production hall will be up and running later this year.

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