LiuGong’s 60th anniversary celebration was held at LiuGong International Industrial Park in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China. Attendees included domestic and overseas customers, distributors, suppliers, government officials, shareholders, and stakeholders who have worked with LiuGong throughout its 60 years.
LiuGong also celebrated the 400,000 mark in wheel loader production. Coinciding the celebrations, six new products including 990F excavator, B170DL bulldozer, S935 sugarcane harvester, TC800C5 crane, 4180D motor grader and 886H loader made their debut at the ceremony, fully demonstrating the array of LiuGong’s large-scale and intelligent equipment.
Established in 1958, LiuGong laid a solid foundation for the technology, talent cultivation and management for the development of construction equipment (CE) industry in China. In 1966, LiuGong rolled out the first wheel loader accredited by China, which opened a new chapter in the company’s development. So far, LiuGong has 32 complete product lines in six categories to meet the customers’ demands of various applications as well as extreme operations. In April 2002, LiuGong successfully produced 899 loaders in one month, which was known as ‘899 Campaign’, a huge leap of production at that time.
In 2003, LiuGong started its globalisation, setting up its first oversea distributor in Morocco in North Africa. LiuGong has been building its global presence of 10 overseas subsidiaries, nine overseas regional parts distribution centres and more than 300 distributors in over 100 countries. All LiuGong products and customers are supported by five R&D centres worldwide. In 2012, by the acquisition of civil construction machinery segment of HSW in Poland, LiuGong laid foundation for export of China’s proprietary technology and products to the EU. Today, LiuGong has production facilities in China, India, Poland, and Brazil. LiuGong India Company and LiuGong Dressta Machinery were awarded with the ‘Best Foreign Investor’, ‘Model Enterprise for China-India Cooperation’, and the ‘Best Employer’ by local governments.
In 2015, LiuGong launched National Earthmoving Machinery Engineering Research Center and LiuGong Global R&D Center, making it the only national demonstration base for technological innovation and industrialisation of earthmoving machines. A total of 19 product lines at LiuGong have been upgraded and 18 new products have hit the market, including a range of machinery for sugarcane planting, heavy-duty mining excavators and loaders, mining trucks, large dual-wheel cutters, smart manufacturing system, and mobile compressors. In 2016, LiuGong presented the world’s first vertical lift wheel loader. The new generation products of H-series loaders, E-series excavators, D-series rollers and motor graders, and C-series forklifts are now available all over the world and have been contributing more to sales revenue.
LiuGong’s endeavour of developing advanced technologies is a valuable asset to its ambition to become a century-old enterprise in the world.