Aircraft Maintenance Technology

MAR 2018

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During our factory tours in both countries all questions which Josef asked of the employees, questions that were not easy to answer, were replied fast, straight, and in a self-confident manner. This behavior you don't always find in a company of this size because people tend not to say something they may later "regret" because the questioner was a company COO. In the Lindenberg plant in Germany I spoke several times with two and even three generations of workers from the same family! This is rare nowadays. A FAMILY-OWNED COMPANY Liebherr Group is 100 percent family owned. This is also unique for a group of Liebherr's size and which is active on all continents and has always determined their corporate culture and is a firm foundation for their success. After Hans Liebherr passed away in 1993, three of his five children, took over the management of the company. To this day, the shareholders of the group are all family members, by now into the third generation. Core Values Liebherr is proud of their core values; they remind themselves and everybody else of this verbally and in their communication with the rest of the world. Liebherr says: "Highest quality in everything we do, we accept responsibility, our employees are a key factor in our success, and we are innovative, independent, and a trustworthy partner." Liebherr History Hans Liebherr established the company that bears his name in 1949. Since then it has grown into a group of more than 130 companies on all continents, employing 42,308 people at the last count. The history of the Liebherr Group is inextricably linked to its founder — a master builder, a tireless tinkerer, a pragmatic businessman, a successful pioneering entrepreneur, and inventor. As an entrepreneur, Hans Liebherr banked on step-by-step expansion; he financed all of his enterprises primarily with his own capital. The invention of the tower crane is synonymous with the birth of the Liebherr Company. Within the first decade, the small construction firm develops into a well established manufacturer of construction machinery and many other technologically sophisticated products. In post-war Germany, Hans Liebherr manages his parents' building firm in South Germany. In 1949 he develops the TK 10, first mobile tower LIEBHERR AEROSPACE Toulouse SAS refurbishment assembly hall.

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