Wasel buys Liebherr equipment worth €60 million

18 January 2023

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Portfolio expansion designed to meet growing demand for sustainability and wind work.

In a deal worth 60 million euros (53 million GBP) Bergheim, Rhineland-headquartered heavy logistics provider Wasel, now a subsidiary of the demolition specialist Hagedorn Group, has bought a host of Liebherr cranes including two large crawler cranes: an LR 1700-1.0 and an LR 11000.

The order also includes LTM 1750-9.1, LTC 1050-3.1E, and an LRT 1130-2.1, in addition to other Liebherr machines. 

The two crawler cranes are already the second of their type in Wasel's fleet. "Homogeneity in operator application and workshop operation, as well as ensuring trouble-free and efficient use by the customer, are really important to us," says managing director Matthias Wasel, who manages the business with his brother Thomas. "With the replacement and expansion investments we want to contribute to the ongoing modernisation of the equipment fleet taking into account sustainability aspects with regard to emissions standards."

"Wind energy is a crucial component of Germany's energy transition strategy,” adds Thomas Wasel. “Thousands of new high-capacity wind turbines must be erected and disused, smaller turbines must be dismantled." The company says the two new crawlers, in particular, will help it in this sector as they are specially designed to meet the ever-increasing requirements of wind turbine assembly.

Wasel signed the deal at Bauma 2022. (From left to right) Erich Schneider (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen), Matthias Wasel (Wasel), Christian Hülsewig (Hagedorn Group of Companies), Christoph Kleiner (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen), Barbara Hagedorn (Hagedorn Group of Companies), Thomas Hagedorn (Hagedorn Group of Companies), Sophie Albrecht (Member of the Board of Liebherr-International), Thomas Wasel (Wasel), Dieter Walz (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen)