08/26/2014 Fifteen millionth refrigerator manufactured in Lienz

The anniversary model, a wine cooler WTes 5872, at the production line where it has to pass through numerous quality tests.

The anniversary model, a wine cooler WTes 5872, at the production line where it has to pass through numerous quality tests.

Liebherr-Hausgeräte Lienz GmbH celebrated a special occasion this summer: The fifteen millionth refrigerator rolled off the production line. Liebherr began making freezer cabinets at the production site in Lienz, Austria, which was founded in 1980. The daily production figure in the 42,000m² large factory hall was 500 even when the facility was founded. The number of staff employed in those days was 250.

Since then the area where high quality refrigerating and freezing equipment, freezer cabinets and wine coolers are manufactured has grown to 210,000m². Another focal point is the production of equipment for professional use on which particularly high demands in terms of cooling performance or hygiene are placed. Frequent opening of the equipment doors, storage of large quantities of food or drink as well as high ambient temperatures are also among the challenges. Today, the workforce at Liebherr-Hausgeräte Lienz GmbH is about 1320 strong.