The 50,000th Liebherr wheel loader has rolled off the production line at Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH. The anniversary machine, an L 566 XPower®, will be delivered to long-standing Liebherr customer Geiger Unternehmensgruppe. Geiger‘s Managing Partner Pius Geiger and Geiger Logistik’s Managing Director Gernot Beer travelled to Bischofshofen to pick up the anniversary wheel loader in person.
As family-owned businesses, Geiger and Liebherr are connected by a partnership of mutual respect that spans several decades. The delivery of the 50,000th wheel loader underlines the sustainability of the development of Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH, the world’s centre of excellence for Liebherr wheel loaders. For many decades, Liebherr wheel loader experts have been setting new standards in terms of technology and design. This also applies to the anniversary L 566 XPower® wheel loader. In collaboration with Geiger Unternehmensgruppe, Liebherr put together a special paintwork design for this machine.
“Geiger Unternehmensgruppe is a very special partner for us. We are not only linked by many years of a professional relationship: as innovative and sustainable family-owned businesses, we share the same fundamental values. Consequently, I am delighted to be able to hand over the 50,000th Liebherr wheel loader to Geiger”, said, Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH’s Managing Sales Director Martin Gschwend.
Pius Geiger explains, “We have known Liebherr as a reliable partner for many years. Across all management levels we value this trust-based, active partnership that has evolved over the decades”. He adds, “Congratulations to Liebherr on the 50,000th wheel loader! We feel honoured to call this machine a part of our fleet and are keen to get working with our new L 566 XPower®.”
“The anniversary L 566 XPower® wheel loader is, like all XPower® series models, a technological milestone”, explains Martin Gschwend. XPower® represents the comprehensive, innovative machine concept of the latest Liebherr large wheel loaders. It combines efficiency, powerful performance, durability and convenience. The XPower® split drive guarantees excellent levels of fuel savings for any requirements. As a result, Martin Gschwend is optimistic for the future: “Already over 1,000 of the 50,000 Liebherr wheel loaders feature XPower® generation technology. The positive experience our customers are having with these machines demonstrates that we have been right to invest in durability and performance as part of the XPower® developments.”
Geiger Unternehmensgruppe uses the L 566 XPower® for transportation at the company-owned quarry in Wertach im Allgäu, Southern Germany. The wheel loader transports material within the quarry, loads lorries and dumpers and clears the vast armour stone sorting system. Liebherr designed an exceptional paintwork concept for the L 566 XPower® to celebrate the anniversary. With a combination of gold and Geiger’s company colours, this wheel loader not only convinces at the quarry on the basis of its technology but also catches the eye in terms of design. And the great thing is that Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH directly provides any special paintwork requested by customers ex works.
With around 2,000 employees at approximately 50 sites, Geiger Unternehmensgruppe supplies, builds, refurbishes and disposes of materials for customers in the infrastructure, property and environmental sectors. Located in Oberstdorf, Southern Germany, the company is a watchword for high quality products and services. A wide range of Liebherr earthmoving machinery is in use at Geiger building sites because Geiger Unternehmensgruppe also expects a high standard of quality from its partners.