Liebherr USA, Co. continues to strengthen its position in North America and prepares for
sustainable long-term growth.
Liebherr begins construction of its $45 million expansion in Newport News, VA.
Newport News, VA (USA) July 23, 2018 – Members of the Liebherr family, Executive
Management and Newport News city officials gathered last Friday, July 20th for a
groundbreaking ceremony on site in Copeland Industrial Park to celebrate the
construction of the new Liebherr USA, Co. headquarters.
The commencement of this $45 million expansion project marks the beginning of an exciting
new chapter for Liebherr in the United States. The company that has been manufacturing
and operating in Newport News, VA for over 48 years broke ground at the site adjacent to
its current location. The new facility will serve as the new headquarters for Liebherr USA,
Co. and will include the construction of three new buildings: a state-of-the-art four-story
administrative building, a carefully designed warehouse, and parts distribution center to meet
current and future requirements, and a modernized production and workshop facility
intended to support the company’s cranes, construction, and concrete divisions. Once
completed, the new buildings will add over 251,000 square feet to the existing 560,000
square foot Liebherr campus. This investment will greatly impact the company’s operations
in the U.S. and drive Liebherr’s strategy for long-term growth.
With shovels in hand, Mrs. Sophie Albrecht, Jan Liebherr, Newport News Mayor McKinley
Price, Managing Directors of Liebherr USA, Co., its building partners and government
officials broke ground during the ceremony.
“The US is a strategic market for Liebherr and with this investment, we send a clear
message of commitment to our customers, employees and the local community here in
Newport News,” said Torben Reher, Managing Director of Liebherr USA, Co.
“We are grateful for Liebherr’s corporate citizenship, the investments, and the jobs the
company has provided for our citizens and others around the region. This expansion will set
the stage for even greater success as the company continues to grow, and we are proud to
partner with and support Liebherr now and always.” McKinley Price, Mayor of Newport
Construction is expected to be completed in 2020 and will house Liebherr USA, Co.
employees working in administration, finance, marketing, human resources, sales and
service, product support, production and distribution for eight product divisions.
Liebherr in the U.S.
The Liebherr Group has continually grown its operations in Newport News and throughout
the U.S. since it opened in 1970. It operates 13 locations creating a wide range of jobs with
roles in manufacturing as well as sales and service across all of the divisions. These
operations also have a positive impact on the communities through the use of U.S. suppliers
for everything from manufacturing to delivering and distributing our products.
About Liebherr USA, Co.
Liebherr USA, Co., based in Newport News, VA provides sales and service on behalf of
nine different Liebherr product units: Construction Equipment; Mining; Mobile and Crawler
Cranes; Tower Cranes; Concrete Technology; Foundation Equipment; Maritime Cranes;
Components and the Appliances, which includes refrigerators and freezers.
About Liebherr Group
Established in 1949, the Liebherr Group is today a leading manufacturer of earthmoving
equipment and a supplier of innovative user-oriented products and services in many other
fields. The family-owned company employs more than 43,000 people in more than 130
companies on all continents. Liebherr’s product range covers earthmoving and material
handling machinery, mining equipment, mobile cranes, tower cranes, concrete technology,
domestic appliances, maritime cranes, aerospace and transportation systems, machine
tools and automation systems as well as high-performance components for mechanical,
hydraulic and electrical drive and control technology. Liebherr also operates hotels in
Ireland, Austria, and Germany.
The Group’s holding company is Liebherr-International AG in Bulle, Switzerland, which is
entirely owned by members of the Liebherr family.