04/05/2019 Federal President Steinmeier and Bulgarian President Radew visit Liebherr
Ochsenhausen (Germany) 5 April, 2019 – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Bulgarian President Rumen Radew visited the Liebherr plant in Radinovo (Bulgaria) on 5 April, 2019. Liebherr manufactures fridges and freezers for domestic households here.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited the production site of Liebherr-Hausgeräte Marica EOOD together with Bulgarian President Rumen Radew during his two-day trip to Bulgaria on 5 April 2019. Liebherr is the largest employer in the region.
The family shareholders Isolde Liebherr and Stéfanie Wohlfarth as well as members of the Liebherr-Hausgeräte division management received the two heads of state and the accompanying business delegation. Stéfanie Wohlfarth welcomed the delegation by saying: “Your visit is a special event for our company and I would like to express my sincere thanks on behalf of the Liebherr family for the honouring us in this manner.” Afterwards, there was a guided tour of various production stations. At the training centre, young Liebherr junior staff had the opportunity to talk to the two presidents.
Since the site started operations in 2000, it has witnessed dynamic growth and systematic investments have strengthened it further. Liebherr opened a training centre in Radinovo in 2009 and a new logistics centre in 2016. Today, the plant is the largest production facility in the city. “As at all Liebherr locations all over the world, quality is our top priority in Radinovo. We continuously invest in the modernisation of our production facilities as well as in research and development, in order to maintain our high quality standards for all our products,” emphasises Stéfanie Wohlfarth.
About Liebherr-Hausgeräte Marica GmbH
Liebherr-Hausgeräte Marica EOOD in Radinovo specialises in the manufacture of high-quality table top fridges, table top freezers and fridge-freezer combinations. With over 1,940 employees and an annual production of around 900,000 appliances, Liebherr-Hausgeräte Marica EOOD has developed very dynamically since its foundation.
About Liebherr-Hausgeräte GmbH
For more than 65 years, i.e. from almost the very beginning, fridges and freezers have been an integral component of the company. Liebherr-Hausgeräte GmbH is one of eleven divisional controlling companies of the Liebherr Group and is a premium manufacturer of innovative fridges and freezers for both domestic and commercial use. With an annual production of over 2.2 million appliances and a turnover of €945 million in 2018, the company is one of the leading European premium suppliers. Liebherr fridges and freezers have stood for quality, reliability and a long service life for decades.
The Liebherr-Hausgeräte division employs over 6,200 staff and has five production sites: Ochsenhausen (Germany), Lienz (Austria), Radinovo (Bulgaria), Kluang (Malaysia) and Aurangabad (India). Liebherr-Hausgeräte GmbH in Ochsenhausen coordinates all of the division’s activities as its controlling company.
About the Liebherr Group
Founded in 1949 by Hans Liebherr in Kirchdorf an der Iller in southern Germany, Liebherr now unites eleven product divisions: Earth moving, mining, mobile cranes, tower cranes, concrete technology, maritime cranes, aerospace and transport engineering, machine tools and automation systems, domestic appliances, components and hotels. The corporate group comprises over 130 companies on all continents and employs more than 46,000 staff, who generated consolidated total sales of over €10 billion in 2018.