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Grand opening of Liebherr’s new sales and service center in Miami, FL
Under the motto “Meet Diversity and Innovation” Liebherr celebrated the grand opening of its new sales and service center on June 11, 2013 in Miami. The ceremony was attended by more than 300 invited customers and guests.
The new state-of-the-art facility is located in Hialeah Gardens just off Okeechobee and the Florida Turnpike. It will serve as a major hub for Liebherr’s maritime cranes division and will further strengthen business relations to Central and South America and to the Caribbean region.
In terms of logistics, the sales and service center is ideally located: the port of Miami and Miami International Airport are in close proximity to the new site. This allows Liebherr to respond to customer enquiries within a short time and to accelerate the distribution of parts and services.
In the course of the event guests could convince themselves of Lieherr’s innovative power and high technological standards. Besides a variety of machines, including a crawler crane, a piling and drilling rig, reachstackers and mobile cranes, Liebherr presented its newest technologies in a separate area. One of the highlights was certainly a model of the company’s new, eco-friendly hybrid drive, named Pactronic.
The newly built complex is situated on a total property area covering about 431,000 sq. ft (40,000 m2). The building has a total area of 41,000 sq. ft. (3,800 m2) – 23,000 sq. ft. (2,100 m2) of this is office area and 18,000 sq. ft. (1,700 m2) can be used as storage area. In 2013 about 52 staff members will be working in this new facility.
The sales and service center accommodates a fully furnished workshop with a 10 tons (9 metric tonnes) overhead crane, two fully equipped 20 ft. (6 m) welding containers, one 20 ft. (6 m) wire rope reeling container and two fully equipped mobile harbor cranes commissioning containers. In addition, special tools and equipment for after sales service can also be found. For serving greater Miami, the Fort Lauderdale Area and the surrounding ports service personnel have six service trucks at their disposal.
The new sales and service center could be completed only 15 months after groundbreaking. The total investment sum for the building was approximately $20 million.
“The new facility perfectly meets the requirements to further improve our sales and service performance in both North and Latin America”, emphasized Gernot Schranz, president of Liebherr Nenzing Crane Co.
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