Liebherr Launches Production Facility in Mexico

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Liebherr is building a new production facility for drive components in Mexican Monterrey, Nuevo León. The company—Liebherr Monterrey, S. de R.L. de C.V., founded in 2009—will produce large diameter bearings at this site in a wide range of diameters starting from mid 2010. These products are used in wind turbines for the pitch and yaw adjustment.

The new plant will supplement the existing production facility in Biberach an der Riss, Germany, where up to now all the components for the wind industry have been manufactured. The high quality level, based upon decades of experience, will be contained in the products manufactured at the newly founded production plant. By providing additional capacities Liebherr is preparing for the forthcoming growth anticipated for the North American wind-power market. With the new location Liebherr is going to strengthen its competitive capacity still further, and bolster its position as a strategic supplier to the wind industry.

Liebherr is the only manufacturer in the world which, as a systems supplier, can offer bearings and drive units as well as hydraulic cylinders and control technology all from its own development and production resources. In the sector of large diameter bearings for pitch and yaw adjustment in wind-power systems, single-row and double-row four-point bearings are offered that feature particularly high quality and long service life. The product range in drive systems includes multi-stage coaxial planetary gears that can be adapted to suit a customer’s particular needs. Liebherr drive systems are especially famous for their reliability, compact design, and best possible weight-performance ratio. Electric motors for supplementing the gearboxes likewise come from the company’s own development and manufacturing resources.

There are hardly any limits to the size of the drive components the company can provide, with a product range including parts for supply to 750 kW systems as well as large turbines with rated capacities of 7.5 MW for operation both onshore and offshore. To learn more contact Douglas Cross, sales manager, Liebherr Components North America Co., at (734) 944-6334 or douglas.cross@liebherr.com. Visit online at www.liebherr.com.