LIUGONG “MOVE IT UP A GEAR” WITH THEIR EUROPEAN DEALER CONFERENCE AND F-SERIES EXCAVATORS LAUNCH

November 17, 2021 – Zaragoza, Spain – Over 100 LiuGong dealer partners from across Europe met in Zaragoza, one of Spain’s most historic cities and the location for SMOPYC exhibition, to share LiuGong’s exciting plans for 2022. Under the theme, “Moving Up A Gear” LiuGong again demonstrated how their accelerated approach to creating even greater value for their customers and dealer partners will continue at a pace in 2022.

“It’s amazing and quite emotional, to be able to meet our dealer partners face-to-face for the first time since November 2019” explained Hakan Ilhan, Vice President, LiuGong Europe. “With new product launches right across our range, from the all-new F-Series excavators to our new Dressta TD-15M series-2 dozer, it was great to be able to switch off our web-based calls and touch, feel and experience these amazing machines in person.”

The 2021 dealer conference was supported by DIR, Spain’s exclusive dealer for LiuGong. DIR represent the perfect example of LiuGong’s approach to its business partners and with LiuGong’s support, have enjoyed rapid expansion since their establishment in 2019.

“LiuGong provided us the perfect business opportunity” explained DIR’s CEO David Iglesias. “They have excellent products, built, tested, and supported in Europe, but they also have a long-term mindset focusing on building relationship and trust. Over the last 4 years, they have really helped us to establish LiuGong as a potential future leader in the Spanish market.”

LiuGong’s Dealer Conference was scheduled to coincide with SMOPYC, Spain’s leading construction equipment exhibition, where LiuGong & DIR showcased their latest F-Series excavators, the all-new 915FCR, 922F and 926F. These new models join the existing line-up of F-Series excavators that were launched last year which include the 9018F, the 9027F and the awesome 95-ton powerhouse, the 995F.

Harry Mellor, LiuGong’s Product Manager for Excavators for Europe explains; “With the F-Series range, we have listened to our customers & operators and have delivered a range of machines that are easy to use, easy to own and easy to maintain. It’s not rocket science, it’s just customer focus matched with intelligent design.”

Designed by LiuGong’s UK based, Red Dot Award winning design team, the F-Series excavators take customer centric design to a new level. They benefit from spacious, modern, high-visibility cabs with the highest levels of comfort and ergonomics. Visibility and safety are enhanced with the inclusion of 360-degree cameras. Ground level maintenance makes daily checks and servicing faster, safer, and easier. When it comes to power and control, the F-Series machines come with Stage V compliant engines and full electro-hydraulic systems. LiuGong have a reputation for tough excavators and this will be further enhanced by the extended maintenance intervals enjoyed on the F-Series range.

Aside from the new F-Series excavators range, LiuGong have been moving up a gear across their product portfolio particularly in wheel loader product line and Dressta crawler dozers. Notable highlights from the SMOPYC exhibition were the new Stage V 890H wheel loader and the new TD-15M series-2 crawler dozer. The TD-15M benefits from a new high visibility cab design, increased power output with improved operator control thanks to electrohydraulic joysticks and easy maintenance designed in. Pushing 173 kW (232 hp) and with a drawbar pull of 472 kN, the TD-15M is perfect for roads and highways, landfill sites, forestry and general construction.

“We are thrilled about our new product launches and about the potential for our business here in Spain with DIR and across Europe with all our dealer partners” said Chairman, LiuGong Europe Howard Dale. “Our continued growth in Europe will be the result of close co-operation with dealer partners with proven aftersales infrastructure, supported by our industrial capability in Poland and our world-class parts distribution centre. Our proximity to our customers will significantly reduce shipping costs and provide faster delivery on a majority of our genuine LiuGong parts.

With exciting new products in the pipeline, continued investment in people and network infrastructure and a consistent focus on delivering a leading brand and customer experience, LiuGong’s dealer partners who attend the dealer conference and visited the SMOPYC exhibition clearly shared LiuGong’s optimism for 2022.

 

According to DIR’s CEO David Iglesias. “The pandemic may have caused, and may continue to cause some disruption, but we, together with LiuGong are practical people, we adapt quickly, and we find solutions for our customers quickly too. We have already started to move up a gear in our business and we will continue to accelerate that progress.”

 

LiuGong Direct UK win the prestigious “Supplier of the Year Award” at the 2021 British Demolition Awards

September 10, 2021 – Portsmouth, England – LiuGong’s focus on and success in the tough demolition sector has been recognized with the BDA’s (British Demolition Awards) prestigious Supplier of the Year Award. Sponsored by industry leading Demolition Hub magazine, this new award for 2021 recognizes the highest levels of quality and service to the demolition industry.

BDA’s founder Ben Chambers explains, “The Supplier of the Year Award made its debut this year. The judges felt that we needed an award to really acknowledge the significant contribution suppliers bring to our industry. The competition for this award was fierce but the judges unanimously agreed that LiuGong Direct UK met the high standards demanded by this award. As a winner they demonstrated a consistently high standard of industry knowledge, product and service excellence and an extremely proactive and “can do” attitude to the industry.”

This prestigious award underlines LiuGong’s long-term commitment to create sector specific excellence. By talking and working with customers, LiuGong have developed genuine industry insight which they have translated into perfectly matched, specialist machines backed up by a proactive approach to service and support.

“I don’t think a “one-size-fits-all” approach really works today.” said LiuGong Direct UK’s Managing Director Steven Ford, “Customers want specialists not generalists, that’s why we’ve listened to what demolition customers really want and have used that insight to ensure that we are building machines that are perfectly matched to the exact requirements of the industry. Of course, it goes beyond tough, reliable machines – we match our parts and service capability too because in demolition, downtime is not an option.”

LiuGong’s approach has helped them develop an increasingly strong reputation in the industry with leading UK demolition contractors including, Brown & Mason, Squibb, Keltbray and J Ffrench all operating LiuGong machines.

According to Rob Honour, Plant Manager at Squibb, “We were one of the first customers to choose LiuGong in UK – we now own over 100 machines. We choose LiuGong because the machines are tough and reliable and the support from the UK team is second-to-none. They keep their promises and do what they say they will do. From the parts, sales and service guys in the UK, right up to the Chairman in China, everyone is approachable. They are always ready to talk, and ready to listen – that’s something you just don’t get from most manufacturers.”

LiuGong offers a comprehensive range of specialist demolition excavators from 17 to 95 tonnes. These machines are designed to be tough from the ground up and benefit from reinforced, high visibility cabs, strengthened boom, arm and undercarriage and full suite of hydraulic lines. But LiuGong go further with a proactive approach to parts stocking and supply. With a “parts on the shelf” policy, LiuGong’s demolition customers can be sure of the highest parts availability.

Harry Mellor, LiuGong’s Product Manager for excavators, explains; “We know the demolition segment can be really tough on the machines and we know from working closely with customers the type of parts they most commonly need. We keep a selection of parts including door panels, bucket cylinders and track rollers, constantly available, I think customers really appreciate this proactive approach.”

LiuGong Direct UK are rightly proud to be recognized as the UK’s demolition supplier of the year, but the success is unlikely to go to their heads. Their focus will be to continue to build on this achievement in the UK. With the exciting New F-Series launches in the pipeline and investment earmarked for further network growth, LiuGong aim to continue to keep their customers right at the heart of the business.

LiuGong Dressta Machinery showcased its newest machines and impressed Polish operators at the eRobocze Show

 

Lubień Kujawski, 11 September 2021 – LiuGong Dressta Machinery (LDM) has participated once again in the 9th edition of eRobocze event in Lubień Kujawski with a line up of 13 machines (5 demo, 8 static) and a giant stand covering a whopping area of 2400m2.

 

eRobocze is Poland`s leading live showcase event with dynamic machine demonstrations and competitions organized among operators. It sets a large platform for visiting operators from around the country to get inside the cab of machines of various brands and test the latest models for themselves and have a first-hand impression.

 

In this edition of the show, thanks to the 13 machine line-up of tough equipment designed for the harshest conditions that have been showcased to the operators, LiuGong Dressta Machinery has successfully dominated the event with its stand and demo traffic. The demo machines included the new Dressta TD-15M series-2 crawler dozer, the massive 950E excavator, two units of the 9018F mini excavator and the all-new generation F-Series excavator, 924F, that drew the most attention throughout the entire event.

 

The visiting operators have taken part in a competition organized on the 924F during the first half of the day and also had the opportunity to watch two exciting demo shows conducted by LDM operator with the massive 950E and the new 924F in the afternoon hours. Some select few visiting operators have also been part of “LiuGong`s Listening Lab” with the 924F where LDM has put together a very professional machine trial process specifically for the show to collect quality feedback from operators with the intention of further improving the new generation F-Series excavators.

 

The all-new 924F was by far the spot-light attraction point of the show and received very well feedback from the operators specifically for its controllability, stability, swing speed and digging force during the machine competition and LiuGong`s Listening Lab. F-Series puts the operator at the heart of the machine and with ultimate control, it`s making it easy and safe to operate with maximum productivity. An all-new cab that puts operators in the comfort zone, electro-proportional joysticks, variable auxiliary flow circuit for precise control of attachments, load-sensing hydraulics for ‘pinpoint’ metering & smooth-control are only some of the key features that sets the F-Series apart.

 

The new Dressta TD-15M series-2 has also been one of the most engaging and appealing demo machines of the entire event as it was a very exciting opportunity for Polish operators to see the new version of the TD-15; a model with high reputation within the Polish construction industry for decades. The all new-cab making the operator feel at home and the electrohydraulic controls allowing perfect command & control were well appreciated by those who have tried out the machine in the demo zone.

 

The 5 demo machines were teamed up with the 9018F, 9027F, 9035E, 909ECR, 922E, 835H, 856H, and 877H; all demonstrating LiuGong`s collaboration with customers to deliver machines with features tailored for mining, aggregates, demolition, material handling, utilities, landscaping and road & highway.

 

Howard Dale, Chairman of LiuGong Dressta Machinery, commented “We have a long-term commitment and confidence in the Polish market. Our goal is to provide world class service also through exhaustive parts availability for both LiuGong and Dressta customers wherever they are located in Poland, the nation we call our home land. Alongside our investments in people, R&D, Product Support, we have also been investing in broadening our national coverage by setting up direct retail operations composed of true industry professionals. We are very happy to be at eRobocze once again. It`s a great event helping us to gain feedback from the highest profile operators of the country about our products, listen to them and shape our future products and services.”

LiuGong 933E excavator modified for piling application been delivered in the U.K

Last month, the very first unit LiuGong 933E excavator modified for piling application has been delivered in the U.K by LiuGong Direct UK`s new sub-dealer K Rouse – European Plant Services 

This specific modified unit is now ready to deliver at specialized construction project. LiuGong Direct UK continues to provide high quality customized construction equipment to our customers coupled with seamless product and aftersales support. At LiuGong Direct UK, we are now offering a comprehensive range of 1 to 100-tonne excavators and 10 to 31-tonne wheel loaders that have been built for the European market. With an experienced workshop team and local conversion expertise, we are supplying machines with customization options for various applications and attachments, thus maximizing our customer’s economic benefit in their fleet.

 

 

AEV, LiuGong Israeli dealer, celebrates upgrading of their main facilities

Last week our Israel dealer, AEV, have celebrated the upgrading of their main facilities and the new investments with a 2-day customer event attended by 300+ guests. Customers and other guests had the opportunity to find out more about LiuGong brand and our future plans of growth during the speech of Hakan Ilhan, Vice President of LiuGong Europe. At the event, LiuGongs newest F-Series excavator model 9018F was also at display along side a range of LiuGong excavators and wheel loaders. Our special thanks and appreciation go to our customers in Israel for their business and we are equally celebrating the new investments made by the AEV group and wishing them all the success and further growth. 

Awesome Earthmovers about 995F!

“For contractors looking to add a 100-tonne class production excavator to their fleet, the list of manufacturers offering such a machine has just got a little longer. LiuGong, a leader in China’s construction equipment industry, has recently added their 955F excavator into their European range with the first example coming into the well-known fleet of Justin Ffrench”.

Chinese President Xi paid a visit to LiuGong

Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China inspected the city of Liuzhou in South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region and paid a visit to LiuGong.

Xi learned about the reform and innovation of enterprises, and the development of the manufacturing industry and distinctive local businesses. He said that only innovation can help the equipment manufacturing industry become stronger.

Xi visited LiuGong’s culture hall, R&D test center and excavator assembly factory. He also listened to LiuGong’s recent development and communicated with LiuGong’s staff. 

From building its first wheel loader Z435 in 1966 to the brand new 856E MAX electric wheel loader, LiuGong has opened a new chapter in the independent research and development. During the past 62 years, LiuGong has been committed to technology innovation and followed the strategy of total globalization, total solutions and total intelligent.

 

So far, LiuGong has 13 categories of 32 product lines, among which the global sales volume of wheel loaders ranks first. With 5 global R&D bases, 13 overseas subsidiaries, 17 global regional parts centers and 20 manufacturing facilities, LiuGong has delivered its products to over 170 counties and the overseas sales revenue has kept increasing in the past six years, which accounts for more than 30% of its total revenue. 

LiuGong’s New 95 Tonne Excavator, 995F, sets the new standard in mass excavation.

The new 995F again proves that LiuGong are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to industrial design and smart engineering. With a strong design language that appeals to customers’ needs, this all-new excavator is a great example of LiuGong’s tough equipment for a tough World promise. The New 995F is the result of thorough analysis of customer performance requirements and LiuGong’s extensive testing in demanding mining and quarry applications. 

“The New 995F is the first model of our large excavator F-Series range and delivers the toughness and reliability you would expect from LiuGong. It’s tough but it also excels in controllability and comfort, so it is perfectly matched to the demands of customers and operators in the European market,” said Harry Mellor – Excavator Product Manager for LiuGong Europe.

LiuGong are targeting the 995F at heavy-weight jobs in mining, quarrying and demolition where cost per tonne, reliability, operator safety and comfort are the key considerations. Powered by an 18.1-liter Perkins engine producing 447kW of power with low engine speed and high torque, the 995F delivers class leading tear out forces. To further improve cycle times, operating precision and fuel efficiency, the 995F is equipped with 3 operating modes: Eco, Standard, and Power. 10 engine speeds allow the operator to balance power and efficiency to meet the application’s requirements. The 995F also features an Advanced Variable Electro-Hydraulic System, which adjusts the flow distribution according to the operating conditions. The 995F comes with increased functionality, including the boom float assistance. With 2 operating modes for loading and breaking, the boom is allowed to lower under its own weight, which reduces fuel consumption, prevents damage and increases operator comfort.

The 995F is no exception when it comes to LiuGong’s well-deserved reputation for toughness and is fully armed to face the toughest operating conditions. Its heavy-duty, variable gauge undercarriage features high strength forged sprockets and large diameter idlers with thickened wearing layers. Deep profile double grouser track plates provide longevity and higher traction when travelling. The 995F also has a specially tailored Demolition Package version – 995FDM – complete with bucket cylinder guard, swing open Level II FOPS guard, plus rotation pipework and an attachment drain line.

Justin Ffrench from J. Ffrench Ltd. in Bedfordshire, UK is clearly pleased with his first 995FDM. “Very impressed with the way this machine delivers. It’s got the power you want but with the controllability you need. It’s put together very well. I think LiuGong have a very credible machine here for heavy applications,” commented Justin French.

With an all-new spacious cab design, the 995F provides excellent protection, visibility, and comfort. Storage for large drinks bottle, backpack, hard hat and a phone, all-round climate control and the fully adjustable luxury heated seat creates the perfect operator environment. An 8″ LCD touchscreen display with additional jog dial offers simple and intuitive access to all of the machine’s functions and key data.

Howard Dale, Chairman of LiuGong Europe, is confident that LiuGong have given customers in the heavy-weight sector something to think about. “We see the launch of the New 995F as part of our commitment to add value to our customers’ businesses. With this new heavyweight model, we can now offer them a wider range of top quality, tough machines designed for Europe. The 995F is proof that we are not just listening to our customers, we are delivering for them too,” mentioned Dale.

 

Muli Baumaschinen Service becomes official regional dealer of LiuGong brand in Germany

19 June 2020 – Velen, Germany – LiuGong, a leading global construction equipment manufacturer has officially announced the appointment of Muli Baumaschinen Service as its official regional dealer in the district 4 region of Germany during an opening event held in Velen – Germany at the main facility of Muli Baumaschinen Service.
 

A family business for three generations, Muli has developed a thriving equipment rental business with a loyal customer base. Thanks to an experienced team of dedicated employees whose hard work and proper care of customers earned Muli a reputation as a trusted and dependable partner of choice for contractors, municipalities and utility service providers. With proven success over the years on being able to adapt to meet customers’ needs and by offering the full line of LiuGong Excavators and wheel loaders, Muli will provide existing and new customers with an even wider choice of solutions all backed-up with comprehensive parts, service and technical support. 

Howard Dale, Chairman of LiuGong Europe, spoke during the opening event; “We are excited to have Muli Baumaschinen Service as our first new regional dealer in Germany. They bring a tremendous amount of experience in the construction equipment sector with over 70 years’ experience and a very professionally run family business now managed by the 3rd generation. Germany is an essential market for LiuGong’s growth in Europe. With our manufacturing facility in Poland, producing excavators and wheel loaders, we aim to develop sales by providing equipment tailored to meet the varied requirements of customers in Germany. The proximity of our European Parts Distribution Centre in Stalowa Wola enables overnight parts deliveries and with Muli’s service capability we will keep customers productive and profitable, every day.”

Martin Günther, Managing Director of Muli Baumaschinen Service,
 commented. “We are delighted to be representing LiuGong, as the market continues to recover, our strengths in construction, utilities and equipment rental will help meet the challenge of developing and growing LiuGong’s presence in Germany. Our in-depth knowledge & experience of the construction equipment sector will allow us to provide our customers with tough & dependable LiuGong products which fit precisely with their needs.”

 

“The future looks brighter than ever, and we are proud to have just clinched a top 20 position in KHL’s ‘Yellow table’ ranking of the biggest global construction equipment manufacturers. Despite the industry slowdown from the COVID-19 pandemic, at LiuGong, we continue to invest in our European operations. We are committed to delivering world-class products, and together with the development of a nationwide dealer network, we are confident in our goal to provide real value that construction equipment customers will appreciate in Germany,” said Dale.