The Liebherr family business was established in 1949 by Hans Liebherr with the invention of the TK10, the first mobile tower crane. Today, the company is one of the world’s largest and most successful manufacturers of construction and earthmoving machinery, employing more than 41,000 people in 50 countries with total sales of $10.3 billion USD in 2015. Liebherr’s commitment to the U.S. market began in 1970 with the construction of its manufacturing facilities and North American headquarters in Newport News, VA. Effective June 1, 2016, the following companies were incorporated into the newly formed Liebherr USA, Co: Liebherr-America, Inc.,(including Tower Cranes, Refrigerators and Freezers), Liebherr Components North America, Co., Liebherr Concrete Technology, Co. Liebherr Construction Equipment, Co., Liebherr Equipment Source, Liebherr Cranes, Inc., Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News, Co. (Sales & Service in the U.S. only) and Liebherr Nenzing Crane, Co. Excluded are Liebherr-Aerospace Saline, Inc., Liebherr Gear Technology, Inc., Liebherr Automation Systems, Co., and Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co.