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Swiss company joins ‘united nations of advanced manufacturing’

posted 14 Feb 2011, 02:36 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 15 Feb 2011, 02:20 ]
One of the world’s leading manufacturers of construction machinery is the latest international company to sign up at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham.

Liebherr-Great Britain Limited is part of the Swiss based Liebherr-International AG company, which in addition to its expertise in construction machinery is also an acknowledged supplier of technically innovative products and services in numerous other fields, including commercial refrigeration, aerospace and rail vehicles. 

Liebherr-Great Britain Limited is expanding rapidly and defied the economic downturn in 2010 with construction machinery sales and equipment rental continuing to perform well. As part of the next phase of Liebherr’s growth strategy in the UK, the new ‘Evolution’ @ the AMP facility will provide a new service centre for earthmoving equipment. 

The service centre will provide spare parts and depot support to customers and the field service engineering team already located in the area, enhancing the range of after sales services Liebherr offers to its growing customer base.

Commenting on this latest addition to the depot network, Liebherr’s National After Sales Manager - Earthmoving Division, Gerry McKinstry said; 

“The new service centre in Sheffield further improves our national coverage and will fulfill an important rôle in delivering high-quality and quick-response after sales support to our customers in the region”.

Evolution @ the AMP is a development of high quality industrial and ‘hybrid’ units, offering ideal growth opportunities for new start and expanding companies in manufacturing technology related sectors. The scheme was developed by UK Strategic Partnership Ltd, which is a joint venture between UK Coal and developer Strategic Sites.

Knight Frank's Rebecca Schofield said: 

“Liebherr is the latest company to see the value of locating a facility at the AMP. The ‘Evolution’ development has proven to be extremely popular and Liebherr join a growing number of innovative manufacturing technology companies based here.” 

This latest announcement means that only four units in the ’Evolution’ development now remain, and with strong interest in these other units it is anticipated that this scheme will be fully let this year. 

For further information on the property options available at the AMP visit the website