LiuGong has celebrated selling over 350,000 wheeled loaders worldwide. More than 300 people including representatives from the Chinese government and industry associates, founding members of LiuGong, customers of the equipment manufacturer’s first generation products, dealers, partners, key accounts and media attended a special ceremony to mark the landmark sales feat.
LiuGong is the manufacturer of the first modernised wheel loader in China and the claimed world’s first company to produce plateau type wheeled loaders. The Liuzhou, China headquartered firm is also the producer of China’s largest wheeled loader, the 8128H.
Qi Jun, president of China Construction Machinery Industry Association, commented that LiuGong has been “integral in China’s modernisation and infrastructure development”.
LiuGong manufactured its first wheeled loader, the Z435, in 1966. The model was also the first certified modern wheeled loader in China. The ZL50C was LiuGong’s key product for the following 30 years and was the first Chinese made wheeled loader that was exported in large volumes to overseas markets. “We have had our oldest wheeled loader, a 50C, for more than 30 years, and it is still working,” shared one customer at the event.
Now the 856, the plateau type wheel loader ZLG50G, 856H and 8128H are the representative products of LiuGong’s 3rd and 4th generation of wheel loaders and at the end of 2016, LiuGong launched the revolutionary vertical lift wheel loader, the VL70A. The new technology marks an important milestone for LiuGong and for the Chinese construction equipment industry.
“350,000 is only a start for LiuGong,” said Wang Ruixiang, president of the China Machinery Industry Federation. Ruixiang also encouraged LiuGong to write a new chapter in China’s CE industry.