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Facts About LiuGong

Fast Facts about LiuGong

• LiuGong ranks as the 20th largest construction equipment manufacturer in the world. In 2013, LiuGong had US$2 billion in sales revenue, selling more than 43,000 total units.

• The company is a leader in the design and production of wheel loaders. In 2013, LiuGong held nearly 12.4% of the global market share in wheel loaders and nearly 18.4% share domestically.

• It is a company of many firsts, including being the first company in China to begin manufacturing heavy equipment and the producer of China’s first modernized wheel loader in 1966. LiuGong has been integral in China’s modernization and infrastructure development.

• LiuGong has a total of 24 manufacturing facilities worldwide. The company employs more than 12,000 people, including more than 1,000 engineers working in three world-class research and development facilities. In 2013, LiuGong invested more than US$ 85 million into its R&D program.

• LiuGong group now has 16 product lines including wheel loaders, excavators, bulldozers, motor graders, pavers, cold planers, skid steers, backhoe loaders, rollers, forklifts, truck mounted cranes, crawler cranes, pipe layers, mining dump trucks, dynamic compaction machines and concrete equipment.

• The company supports its global product lines with a rapidly growing network of more than 320 dealers across six continents in over 130 countries. The LiuGong dealer network provides over 2,650 sales outlets around the world.

• Supporting the dealer network are 9 regional offices with engineering, marketing and service support, coupled with 7 overseas parts depots located strategically throughout the world which ensure rapid replacement of parts and servicing of equipment. LiuGong does not enter a market without dealers and support systems in place.

• Regional offices are currently located in Africa, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Netherland, India, Poland, Singapore, Russia and the U.S. Further regional offices are continuously added as LiuGong grows.

• LiuGong places intense emphasis on quality, which is demonstrated by a commitment to Six Sigma methodology and compliance with ISO 9000 standards. As a result, after a rigorous review, LiuGong was awarded China’s National Quality Award.

• According to Off Highway Research, LiuGong is renowned for being one of very few Asian competitors producing equipment that exceeds international standards, and the firm’s designs and prices are often benchmarked by other domestic manufacturers. 
Key Milestones for LiuGong

• 1958 – LiuGong Machinery Corp. (Guangxi LiuGong Machinery Co. Ltd.) was founded in Liuzhou, China. LiuGong routinely ranks among the largest global wheel loader manufacturers.

• 1966 – LiuGong launched China’s first modernized wheel loader Z435.

• 1987 – LiuGong introduced Caterpillar technology.

• 1993 – LiuGong began trading on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. 

• 1995 – LiuGong partners with the German transmission components manufacturer, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, to open a joint venture in Liuzhou.

• 2000 – LiuGong acquired Jiangyin Construction Machinery Co., Ltd to enter the roller business.

• 2001 – LiuGong began building excavators.

• 2003 – The company entered the compact machine business.

• 2004 – LiuGong entered the road machine business; establishes its first oversea division in Australia.

• 2006 – Production volume of wheel loaders exceeded 100,000units.

• 2007 – The company acquired Anhui Crane Co., Ltd. and establishes the LiuGong India division.

• 2008 – LiuGong established divisions in North America and Latin America.

• 2009 – India wheel loader and manufacturing plant began operation.

• 2010 – The firm formed divisions in Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and South Africa.

• 2011 – Cummins and LiuGong announced a joint venture to produce mid-range engines.

• 2012 – LiuGong completes acquisition of HSW (Huta Stalowa Wola) Dressta in Poland, a premier manufacturer of bulldozers, giving LiuGong a strategic footprint and access to markets in Europe.

• 2012 – LiuGong founded second joint venture with ZF, ZF Liuzhou Axle Co. Ltd., to develop and produce machine axles for the Chinese Market.

• 2013 – LiuGong found JV with Wuling Group to engage in the design, research and development, production and sale of engineering machinery, forklifts and other industrial vehicles sheet metal parts, as well as cooling system. LiuGong Poland acquired ZZN Transmission Plant.
 

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