After the delivery of an LTM 1500-8.1, Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH now have total of 30,000 mobile cranes supplied to customers. The Liebherr 500-tonner was supplied to the Mexican company Grupo DPH, a crane and heavy load contractor. In reaching its decision to buy from Liebherr, one of the major factors for Grupo DPH was the existence of Liebherr Mexico S.de R.L, a sales and service subsidiary founded in 2013.
The LTM 1500-8.1 was handed over in the port of Salina Cruz in the south of Mexico. Grupo DPH has a warehouse at the port which currently acts as a distribution centre for the wind power plant manufacturer Vestas. At the present time the warehouse contains 130 generators and hubs for wind turbines.
These will be shipped to wind farms throughout Mexico and also to other countries within Latin America. That meant that the first jobs were already waiting for the new LTM 1500-8.1 crane when it arrived. It shuttled between loading the generators at the distribution centre and a nearby wind farm where it erected tower segments weighing 68 tonnes.
The next jobs for it include pre-assembly work for oil platforms. The 500-tonner from Liebherr has been on the market for 16 years and 450 units have already been supplied, establishing the model as the reference crane in the 500-tonne class.
Grupo DPH has its head office in Tampico, in the State of Tamaulipas in Mexico and currently has a workforce of 300 people working in its crane hire, heavy transport, logistics and construction business units. DPH operates a total of 25 cranes with load capacities of up to 500 tonnes, 6 of which are crawler cranes with capacities between 100 and 400 tonnes.
Liebherr Mexico S.de R.L. de C.V. is a sales and service company which opened for business in 2013 as a subsidiary of Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH. A presence in Central America with its own location enables Liebherr to offer its customers unique, fast and efficient Liebherr service so that they can achieve maximum availability of the Liebherr cranes. Based in Mexico City, the location serves Liebherr customers throughout Central America and provides service for all the machines in this region, building on the growth that is currently being recorded in Latin America.