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Liebherr-Australia new Kalgoorlie facility

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Liebherr-Australia is set to open a mining branch in Kalgoorlie in January 2022, its third in Western Australia. 

The Kalgoorlie branch will support Liebherr’s growing fleet of equipment and customer base in the Goldfields region, providing fast access to spare parts and customer service. 

The branch will be supported by full-time parts personnel, with customer support and service teams using the branch as a hub when travelling between sites. 

“Returning to Kalgoorlie marks the success we’ve had in recent years in growing our equipment fleet in the region,” Liebherr-Australia managing director Trent Wehr said. 

“We have always been committed to providing the best support to our customers and establishing the Kalgoorlie branch will only further enable us to provide these services.” 

The opening marks a return to the region for Liebherr-Australia, which was there through an agent between 1986 and 1990, before taking over the official original equipment manufacturer (OEM) dealership in the region from 1990 to 2006. 

In recent years, Liebherr’s footprint of mining equipment has grown, now supporting more than 30 excavators and trucks, over 15 mine sites and nine customers, with more scheduled into 2022. 

The branch will be in the city on a 10,000m2 block, incorporating a 1000m2 warehouse and 180-square-metre office space, with necessary parts and Liebherr tooling held in the facility. 

Liebherr-Australia’s mining customer support network includes branches at Mackay in Queensland, Mt Thorley in New South Wales, Perth, Newman, and soon-to-be Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, along with the head office, national distribution centre and production facility in Adelaide, South Australia. 

The Kalgoorlie branch will begin operations in January 2022, with Liebherr-Australia to hold an official opening ceremony with key customers and partners in the first quarter of 2022 to celebrate the milestone.