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Liebherr doubles size of Perth facility

The change comes as Liebherr looks to expand its footprint in Australia for mining decarbonisation and tech projects

The complex footprint of Liebherr’s Perth base now spans 81,000 square metres

An expansion of the existing Liebherr mining facility in Perth will allow the manufacturer to accelerate its zero emissions strategy with Australia’s mining sector, the company says.

Liebherr’s Perth campus has more than doubled in size after the company acquired 47,000 square metres of adjacent land and buildings this month.

The complex footprint now spans 81,000 square metres and includes two new workshops and a three-story office building.

Liebherr Australia managing director Trent Wehr says the expansion signifies the company’s commitment to the zero emissions project and illustrates the necessary investment for the long-term viability of the industry.

“This is our largest investment in infrastructure here in Australia in many years, and this signifies how vital this facility is for our current and future business,” Wehr says.

“Liebherr’s developments in zero emission technology, and the projects we are working on with industry partners and customers, are progressing every day and will deliver tangible solutions for the wider industry well before 2030.

“The team at Liebherr-Australia is making important contributions to the decarbonisation of the mining industry, and we’re committed to resourcing this momentous work for both our long-term success and the benefit of the whole industry,” he says.

The newly acquired buildings will be transformed into the Liebherr’s central hub for zero emission, autonomy and other technology development implementations projects in Australia. The workshops will host the projects while the office space will house the teams working on them.

After Liebherr’s national headquarters in Adelaide, the Perth facility, based in the suburb of Redcliffe, will be the company’s second largest branch in the country.

Liebherr Australia WA regional manager Paul Hyham says the upgraded Perth division will have a sizeable impact on the company in the state.

“We’re building a really critical team here in Perth to support new technology development, which will employ everyone from engineers to on-site technicians,” Hyham says.

“It’s exciting to have the forefront of this technology development and deployment right here in our backyard. Across the business there’s a feeling of excitement that we’re making real progress.

“Announcements like this facility expansion really show our employees, customers, and our wider network that we’re on the cusp of meaningful change,” he says.

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