Liebherr Building New Components Manufacturing Plant
Liebherr-Components Biberach GmbH has begun construction of an additional plant at Biberach an der Riss, in Southern Germany. The new 14.5 hectare (35.8 acre) site will be dedicated to the development and manufacture of switchgear and electric motors and generators, which is currently done at the company's existing factory in Biberach.
The new facility will initially have two production halls, each with a surface area of over 10,000 m² (107,639 sq. ft.). Another building that combines the two halls will offer a floor space of about 4500 m² (48,400 sq. ft.) that will include a showroom and communal facilities. An office building with four floors and a usable area of over 7200 m² (77,500 sq. ft.) will also be constructed. Plans call for a combined heat and power plant to cover the basic energy requirements for the production halls. Capacities to extend the factory have already been taken account of in the site and building plans.
The plant is scheduled to commence production by the end of 2014. According to current planning, investment in the building project is expected to amount to €50 million ($66 million).