The manufacturer says this new digital product improves assistance through visual information and so leads to faster and easier troubleshooting. Audio and video calls, a chat function, screen sharing, image and document exchange, as well as whiteboarding functions are some of the features that have been integrated in the tool. These enable real-time customer support from Liebherr experts worldwide.

Over the last 12 months, Liebherr has tested the tool in remote locations and challenging situations in order to meet and adapt to customer requirements. During this phase, a lot of experience has been gained and a high level of positive feedback has been received.

“External factors such as the current pandemic have proven how indispensable the Remote Service tool can be,” Liebherr said. In April this year, Liebherr’s major customer AdaniMurmugao Port Terminal required immediate assistance for one of their Liebherr machines; however attendance on site was not permissible. Using Remote Service the Liebherr engineers instructed the Adani staff how to remove the defective pump, inspected the condition of the gearbox remotely and then guided the site staff through the installation of the new pump.

Due to the current pandemic situation worldwide, Liebherr has decided to accelerate the market launch of Remote Service in terms of an extended test phase. This means all Liebherr customers now have the opportunity to use the Remote Service App free of charge until the end of 2020. A laptop, tablet or smartphone and an internet connection are all that are needed.