October 31 - From 2015, the Liebherr Group's logistics centre in Oberopfingen, Germany will be the base from which spare parts for Liebherr earth moving machinery will be supplied.

In the long term, spare parts logistics for additional construction machinery will also find its home in Oberopfingen.

The first phase of building will be finalised at the end of 2014. This construction phase covers site development, the erection of a logistics warehouse over an area of approximately 47,000 sq m, as well as the construction of a separate office building.

Commissioning of the logistics area will take place in the first quarter of 2015.

In the final extension phase, a site measuring 360,000 sq m, a warehouse space of about 170,000 sq m and an office building covering 4,500 sq m, will be available. A future concept specifically planned for spare parts logistics makes allowance for an additional space directly next to the new logistics centre of 47,000 sq m to mirror the new logistics warehouse.

The site in the municipality of Kirchdorf an der Iller offers direct access to the federal motorway 7 via highway 312. Moreover, the site is very central in relation to the large Liebherr production facilities for construction machines in South Germany, Austria and France, which are all easy to reach via the road network.

From November 2014 until March 2015, the spare parts operations will move from its current warehouse site to the new logistics centre in Oberopfingen. Up until the end of 2014, the main site for the international dispatch of spare parts will remain at the existing warehouse in Kirchdorf.

From the start of 2015, the main dispatch site will change to the new logistics centre.