Liebherr Group has partnered with the Claas Group to develop, manufacture and deliver telehandlers.

It follows the announcement that Claas will end its current telehandler arrangement with Wacker Neuson in 2018.

According to Liebherr-Werk Telfs, the Liebherr division involved in the deal, the first of a substantial number of units, will be supplied in series production in early 2018.

By that time, the range of Liebherr telescopic handlers will have grown and continue to be marketed by the Liebherr sales organisation. Claas will procure a selection of telescopic handler models with a modified design from Liebherr. The cooperation with Claas will enable Liebherr to generate additional future sales in the core target segment of construction engineering and industry with sales potential in the field of agriculture, said Leibherr.

As family-owned businesses of German origin, Liebherr and Claas complement each other perfectly for long term collaboration, added the Liebherr spokesperson.

“The conclusion of the OEM partnership agreement with the Claas Group will allow Liebherr-Werk Telfs to consolidate the telescopic handler as a third product range at the Telfs plant, alongside the crawler tractors and loaders and the product line for the pipeline industry,” added the spokesperson.

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