September 20 - Liebherr USA has opened a sales and service centre in Lodi, California, as part of its continued expansion in the country.

The Lodi facility will serve as the sales, service and repair facility for Liebherr USA's mobile cranes, crawler cranes, and foundation equipment divisions in western USA.

Liebherr USA's crawler cranes and foundation equipment division in Lodi will offer a product range of crawler cranes, duty-cycle crawler cranes, piling and drilling rigs as well as attachments, such as rotary drives, hammers and vibrators.

The mobile and crawler cranes division will provide a range of mobile cranes with telescoping or lattice booms on wheeled or crawler-tracked undercarriages, ranging in lifting capacity from 40 to 3,000 tons (36.2 to 2721.5 tonnes).

The Lodi facility will also provide technical assistance, field service, yard storage for consignment cranes, stock and replacement parts, and equipment repairs. It will also host inventory for sale, and deploy rental fleets.

The facility is located in California's Central Valley, approximately 84 miles (135.2 km) east of San Francisco and about 36 miles (58 km) south of Sacramento.