Services for mobile harbour cranes, reachstackers, ship cranes as well as offshore cranes will be centralised from the site, which will speed decision making and productivity, it said.

Part of this is the company’s Maritime Training Centre, an integral part of the Liebherr Academy Rostock, offers high quality training solutions and product training.

The manufacturer explained: "Accordingly, the different programmes focus on creating a sustainable awareness for efficient and safe crane operations.

"The latest training methods using Liebherr simulators, cutaway models and 3D-simulations make sure that trainees will be able to immediately apply their new skills in practice."

Another facet of the facility is its direct sea access. Its cranes can be shipped in parts or fully assembled. Therefore, they can drive on barges for transport and immediate operation after arrival.

It added: "Established in 2002, our factory in Rostock has been continuously growing and employs more than 1.400 people today. In line with personnel increase, Rostock has taken the lead in production for all maritime cranes, excluding container cranes which are manufactured in Ireland.

"Due to steady investments, our factory at the Baltic Sea provides space for further growth in all areas. This is especially important for the development and manufacturing of new products like the LHM 800, the world’s largest mobile harbour crane.

"Ensuring we have the right organizational structure in place is a further step towards increased customer-orientation. Liebherr Maritime Cranes will become more streamlined, performance-driven and capable of rapidly responding to shifting industry trends."