History of LiuGong


Nearly 60 years LiuGong Machinery Corporation has been a leader in China’s construction equipment manufacturing industry.

From building the country’s first modern wheel loader in 1966, LiuGong has evolved to become one of the fastest growing, global, construction equipment companies in the world offering a full line. LiuGong delivers opportunity to its employees, quality products and services to its customers, financial success to its investors, and community support in the regions it serves.

Since 2013, Geotrading AD is the authorised representative of the Chinese LiuGong manufacturer for Bulgaria.

Here are the key milestones in the history of China's leader manufacturer of construction equipment:

  • 1958 – LiuGong Machinery Corp. (Guangxi LiuGong Machinery Co. Ltd.) was founded in Liuzhou, China. LiuGong routinely ranks among the largest global wheel loader manufacturers.
  • 1966 – LiuGong launched China’s first modernized wheel loader Z435.
  • 1987 – LiuGong introduced Caterpillar technology.
  • 1993 – LiuGong began trading on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
  • 1995 – LiuGong partners with the German transmission components manufacturer, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, to open a joint venture in Liuzhou.
  • 2000 – LiuGong acquired Jiangyin Construction Machinery Co., Ltd to enter the roller business.
  • 2001 – LiuGong began building excavators.
  • 2003 – The company entered the compact machine business.
  • 2004 – LiuGong entered the road machine business; establishes its first oversea division in Australia.
  • 2006 – Production volume of wheel loaders exceeded 100,000units.
  • 2007 – The company acquired Anhui Crane Co. Ltd. and establishes the LiuGong India division.
  • 2008 – LiuGong established divisions in North America and Latin America.
  • 2009 – India wheel loader and manufacturing plant began operation.
  • 2010 – The firm formed divisions in Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and South Africa.
  • 2011 – Cummins and LiuGong announced a joint venture to produce mid-range engines.
  • 2012 – LiuGong completes acquisition of HSW (Huta Stalowa Wola) Dressta in Poland, a premier manufacturer of bulldozers, giving LiuGong a strategic footprint and access to markets in Europe.
  • 2012 – LiuGong founded second joint venture with ZF, ZF Liuzhou Axle Co. Ltd., to develop and produce machine axles for the Chinese Market.
  • 2013 – LiuGong found joint venture with Wuling Group to engage in the design, research and development, production and sale of engineering machinery, forklifts and other industrial vehicles sheet metal parts, as well as cooling system. LiuGong Poland acquired ZZN Transmission Plant.
  • 2014 – LiuGong opened Hong Kong subsidiary, improving LiuGong’s expansion in overseas markets and optimizing overseas capital management.
  • 2014 – LiuGong Group set up a joint venture with Metso, LiuGong Metso Construction Equipment (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., combining Metso's know-how in track-mounted crushing and screening business and technology with LiuGong's extensive distribution resources and manufacturing capabilities in China.
  • 2015 – LiuGong opened a new factory in Brazil, which becomes the third overseas factory of LiuGong and strengthens LiuGong’s long term relationship with Brazil.
  • 2015 – LiuGongopened new Global Research & Development Centre in Liuzhou. The initiative expandsLiuGong’s R&D capability and is a major milestone. With the world-class hardware in the new R&D centre, as well as the top quality technical team of about 1000 engineers,LiuGong has entered a new era of R&D.

A film about history of LiuGong can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SOa1U4H0ZA