Liebherr expands its Australia, New Zealand and Oceania region

Liebherr Maritime is about to set up full service, spares and sales activities in Australia, New Zealand and the Oceania region. This expansion guarantees better support for maritime customers using factory trained and locally recruited engineers. Morrow Equipment Australia will focus on the purchase and rental of tower cranes in the future.

Liebherr has been present in Australia since the early 1970s, leasing their first premises in Kilkenny in 1983. Over the years Liebherr has hugely invested in the Australian subsidiary, and the maritime division entered the Sydney offices with their offshore, duty cycle, heavy-lift and foundation equipment in 2015.

With 40 ship-to-shore cranes and straddle carriers from our Killarney sister company, 35 MHCs, and in excess of 10 offshore cranes in the Oceania region, it has now been decided to take the maritime business unit to the next level. Therefore, Liebherr will directly establish full service, spares and sales activities in the region. This will lead to better support for our customers using factory trained, locally recruited engineers. It also means that new products can be introduced, such as our new Liebherr Reachstacker or new mobile harbour crane types and offshore cranes.

Morrow Australia has represented Liebherr’s mobile harbour cranes business in Australia for the last 27 years, using its excellent connections to assist in sales from first the Nenzing factory in Austria, and now the maritime headquarters in Rostock, Germany. The main business of Morrow is the purchase and rental of tower cranes, and this will become its focus, while continuing its links to Liebherr through this business.

With the Morrow target now being tower cranes, on the service side Liebherr has recruited Kalman Kis, the Morrow MHC engineer, thus assuring a seamless transition. He started with the company on 13th June. From 1st September 2017, Gordon Clark (pictured) will cease his function as Sales Director for Offshore Cranes in Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH. He will transfer to Liebherr-Australia Pty Ltd in Sydney to manage the development of the maritime sales division in the Australia, New Zealand and Oceania regions.