Material and waste handling equipment manufacturer, Liebherr, has opened a new €30 million development and demonstration centre at the company’s Kirchdorf factory in Germany.
The company explained that the centre will be used to develop and test new material handling machines supporting the continued evolution and innovation in their design and manufacture.
The 12.7 hectares site incorporates a testing hall, demonstration area and 1.2km test track where operational environments can be simulated, and machines put through their paces under the most challenging conditions.
Around 1400 visitors from all over the world recently attended the official opening of the research, development and demonstration centre.
Guests heard a presentation from Rudolf Arnold, the Managing Director of Liebherr-Hydraulikbagge, partook in a factory tour and then watched a series of machine demonstrations before having the opportunity to be taken around the test track in a Liebherr machine.
Liebherr GB’s Managing Director, Lee Palmer, commented: “It’s great news for our customers who will benefit from the innovation that this centre will enable us to bring to life and the continued improvements in the reliability, efficiency and operational performance of our machines.”
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