Delegates to visit Liebherr site at Engineers Ireland Conference
05 May 2015
Delegates at this year’s upcoming Engineers Ireland Annual Conference will be treated to an insight into the engineering technology behind one of Ireland’s leading manufacturing companies.
Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd will host an industrial visit as part of the conference programme. A complimentary bus transfer from Killarney’s Malton Hotel, the location of the conference, to Liebherr’s nearby 190,000m² manufacturing facility in Fossa will be provided on the afternoon of Friday 15 May.
Charlie McCarthy, technical director of Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd, said the company was looking forward to showing delegates around the plant: “As one of the county’s largest employers, we’re delighted that the Engineers Ireland Annual Conference is taking place in Killarney and our engineers are looking forward to attending the event itself. We’re opening our doors to host a visit to our company for any of the delegates who wish to learn more about our products and the technology behind them.”
Places on the industrial tour are limited and delegates are advised to pre-register their interest in the visit by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view the full schedule of speakers at this year’s Engineers Ireland Annual Conference, which takes place on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 May 2015.
Liebherr in Kerry – a short history
Dr Hans Liebherr, founder of the Liebherr group, opened the Liebherr (Ireland) Ltd plant in Killarney in 1958. It was the first Liebherr factory set up outside of Germany, with responsibility for building some of the world’s largest tower cranes at that time.
In 1967, Liebherr in Ireland began to manufacture container gantry cranes, initially for the Irish and UK markets, but subsequently spreading its activities worldwide. Involvement in the container-crane business necessitated that, besides design and manufacturing facilities, this new and specialised business also called for other skills. In order to provide these various services and skills, a new company, Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd, was set up in 1972 and this company is now responsible within the Liebherr group for worldwide marketing, design, manufacture, delivery, erection and servicing of rail mounted quayside container cranes and container stacking cranes. Continuous improvement and development throughout the years have seen additional products added to the company portfolio.
Today a highly skilled workforce are employed at the facility of which a large number are engineers. Mechanical, structural, electronic, automation, design, industrial and quality control engineers are amongst the various disciplines employed by Liebherr.http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2015/05/05/engineers-ireland-annual-conference/http://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/liebherr-container-cranes-final-assembly-killarney_img_310.jpghttp://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/liebherr-container-cranes-final-assembly-killarney_img_310-300x207.jpgNewsconference,Engineers Ireland