Following some unavoidable Covid-19- related delays, ground has been broken as the expansion of Liebherr-Great Britain Limited headquarters in Biggleswade officially gets underway. Within the 15-acre site, there are plans to house the machinery giant’s state-of-the-art new facility which will include preparation workshops for earthmoving, mobile crane and concrete divisions, a customer centre as well as welfare for engineering teams. The facility will adjoin its existing nine-acre complex in its Bedfordshire home. The initial capital investment of £8 million will ensure that the company has both the resources and capacity to support a period of sustained growth in the UK.
The initial phase of construction works are expected to take up to 6 months, with a projected completion pencilled in for end of Q1 2022. Liebherr has handed responsibility for the works to PJ Hegarty and will work closely alongside them to ensure the project runs to time. Liebherr construction machinery will, be in evidence in the early stages of the build.
The Managing Directors of Liebherr GB, commented: “Even during these unprecedented times, we are delighted the development is under way, this ensures we continue to provide industry leading service to our customers.”
The Liebherr Group is a family-run technology company with a highly diversified product portfolio. The company is one of the largest construction equipment manufacturers in the world. It also provides high-quality and user-oriented products and services in a wide range of other areas. The Liebherr Group includes over 140 companies across all continents. In 2020, it employed around 48,000 staff and achieved combined revenues of over
€10.3 billion.
Liebherr was founded in Kirchdorf an der Iller in Southern Germany in 1949. Since then, the employees have been pursuing the goal of achieving continuous technological innovation and bringing industry-leading solutions to its customers.
Liebherr-Great Britain’s head office is in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire and the company currently employs over 400 people who operate from the eight sales and service centres across the UK and Ireland. Liebherr-GB supplies the complete Liebherr construction equipment portfolio to the UK and Ireland, backed up by a comprehensive after-sales service.