170 million euro investment: New Liebherr production site in Alsace
Liebherr-France SAS, based in Colmar, France, is responsible for the development and production of the Liebherr Group's crawler excavators. As part of its efforts to strengthen local supply chains, Liebherr-France SAS is planning to open a new manufacturing site for welded components as well as pre-assembly and assembly work for driver cabs in the EcoRhena industrial park in Nambsheim (Alsace, France) in 2025. Liebherr is investing 170 million euros on an area of around 47 ha and will create more than 300 jobs.
On Wednesday, 21 June, Liebherr officialised the investment plans of Liebherr-France SAS for 2025: 170 million euros for the purchase of an industrial site area in Alsace. For several years now, Liebherr-France SAS has been planning to relocate certain activities to the vicinity of its existing manufacturing site in Colmar in order to further strengthen both its competitiveness and its independence in the long term.
Against this background, Liebherr decided to purchase a site in the EcoRhena industrial park in order to establish a new location for its Colmar production company there. The industrial park in Nambsheim, France, is under the responsibility of a French special-purpose association (Syndicat Mixte Ouvert), which also manages the Rhine port of Colmar/Neuf-Brisach. With the support of this Syndicat Mixte Ouvert, Liebherr-France SAS has acquired the land at the EcoRhena business park in Nambsheim (Haut-Rhin). Close to the existing Liebherr-France SAS in Colmar, not far from the Swiss and German borders and in close proximity to a multimodal transport centre, the EcoRhena site offers the ideal location for this project.
Two different production activities: welded components and assembly work on driver's cabs.
One production area will be dedicated to the production of important welded parts for Liebherr's construction machinery portfolio, such as crawler and mobile excavators. These include components of the chassis or work equipment. This area will offer a wide range of technical professions in the fields of welding, machining and plant engineering, among others.
In addition, a second production area is planned for pre-assembly and assembly work on driver's cabs for Liebherr construction machinery. Jobs are to be created here in the fields of assembly and logistics, for example.