Liebherr expands worldwide spare parts distribution

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Liebherr, Newport News, Virginia, has recently announced several developments that the company says is helping to shape its global, local and regional spare parts distribution and logistics.

The company says its expansions will support Liebherr’s rapid growth and exceed customer-service expectations around the world.

Several positive developments that have a strong impact in the fulfillment and distribution of earthmoving Liebherr spare parts globally and within the United States have been announced in the last months by the Liebherr Group, including:

“The new WMS offers a multitude of functions that will optimize the overall logistics and support the daily operations of the facility... it will provide a transparent work flow and enhance the visibility of the activities at each of the warehouse terminals; from receiving thru shipping, in addition to providing inventory accuracy.” says Martin Seitz, WMS project coordinator at Liebherr Mining Equipment Co.

In addition, Liebherr Construction Equipment Co., responsible for the sales and distribution of the full line of Liebherr earthmoving and material handling equipment in the U.S., announced the opening of a new spare parts facility located in Visalia, California. The depot is expected to begin operations in early 2015. The facility will support western U.S. distribution with localized parts warehousing. The National Parts Distribution Center in Newport News, along with its new distribution center in California, will help expedite parts orders, improve operational efficiency and minimize transit time while increasing customer support, according to the company.

“The opening of the new spare parts and logistics center in Germany along with the expansion and overhaul of our Newport News operations, and the opening of the parts depot in the western United States, is part of Liebherr’s ongoing commitment to better serve our customers not just throughout the world but also throughout the United States. This represents a significant step forward in our customer support,” says Peter Mayr, president of Liebherr Construction Equipment Co.

Mayr adds, “We continue to invest in our operations to ensure we provide our dealer network and customers with the exceptional support they expect from Liebherr.”