Facts and Figures

The Liebherr Group notched up a turnover of € 10,551 million in 2018, breaking through the 10 billion euro barrier for the first time in the company’s history. This represents an increase of € 739 million, or 7.5%, compared with the previous year.

Year company was founded 1949
Group turnover in 2018 10,551 m €
Group investments in 2018 829 m €
Group depreciation in 2018 513 m €
Workforce by end of 2018 46,169
More than 130 companies  
More than 40 production companies  

Sales performance by region

Sales performance by region

Record sales generated in 2018 can be attributed to the very favourable economic conditions and higher demand in several sales regions. Sales continued to increase within the European Union which is Liebherr’s most important sales region. This can be attributed, among other things, to renewed growth in Germany, which is Liebherr’s largest market, and to the favourable economic situation in France and Great Britain. Sales in non-EU countries fell compared to the previous year due to the downturn in the Russian economy. The business also performed very positively in North America, Central and South America and Asia and Oceania, driven in particular by the markets in the USA, Australia and China. This contrasts with a slight drop in sales in Africa and in the Near and Middle East.

Sales performance by product area

Sales performance by product area

Despite a slight decline in overall economic growth, 2018 was a record year for the Liebherr Group. Both the construction machinery and mining equipment divisions recorded overall increases in sales revenues, as did the other product areas overall. Revenues from construction machinery and mining equipment rose by € 667 million, or 10.8 %, to € 6,833 million, with especially strong contributions from the earthmoving machinery, mobile crane and mining equipment divisions. In the other product areas, which include maritime cranes, aerospace and transportation systems, gear cutting technology and automation systems, domestic appliances, components and hotels divisions, turnover rose by a total of € 72 million, or 2.0%, to € 3,718 million.

Employees worldwide

Staff headcount increased significantly during the 2018 financial year with the Liebherr Group employing 46,169 people worldwide. This represents an increase of 2,300 employees, or a 5.2 % increase compared with the previous year.

* Restatement first time adoption of IFRS 9 / 15 / 16.

Annual Report 2018

The Liebherr Group’s Annual Report for 2018 contains not only the principal facts and figures, but a whole lot more besides: major events and topics that influenced last year’s results.

The 2018 business year
Annual Report 2018


Here you can access the Annual Report 2018 as a PDF file and also download Facts and Figures as a concise summary.

Facts and Figures 2018
Facts and Figures 2018 (PDF, 6.0 MB)