Milestones in the Group's history
The business was first established by the graduate engineer Alois Lödige in 1948. This page details some key milestones. Showing the journey from when we were established to how we become the group we are today.
This historical journey through time is divided into the following eras:
Formation and expansion
In the year of 1948 Lodige becomes a limited company (GmbH) due to its success. Additional production halls are built on the site in Warburg/Scherfede.
|1948||Alois Lödige establishes his mechanical engineering company "Dipl.-Ing. A. Lödige Maschinenfabrik" in Paderborn, Germany|
|1949||The company's first product - the Hubfix - is first shown in Frankfurt|
|1953||Construction of hydraulic lifting platform with a capacity of up to 100,000 kg|
|1961||Company's legal status changes to GmbH (private limited company)|
|1965||New production halls open in Warburg/Scherfede|
New management and new divisions
During the 1970s and 80s, the company extends its services into air cargo.
|1975||First air cargo project: the KLM air cargo terminal at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport|
|1980||Dr. Rudolf Lödige becomes managing director|
Restructuring and an International Focus
The first office in Asia opens around the turn of the millennium.
|1993||Takeover of Hollfelder Elektronik-LogIT|
|1995||Signing of a contract for the British Airways World Cargo Terminal at London Heathrow and successful handover to the customer in 1999|
|1998||Company splits into Lödige Fördertechnik GmbH and Lödige Gebäudelogistik GmbH
(now Lödige Aufzugstechnik GmbH based in Paderborn but no longer part of the Lödige Industries Group)
|2004||New Loedige Asia Ltd. subsidiary opens in Hong Kong|
Lödige points the way forward in product development.
|2004||Special lifting platform designed for painting the vertical stabilizer of the Airbus A380 at Airbus's Finkenwerder plant in Hamburg|
|2006||Handover of T2 cargo terminal at Hong Kong International Airport to customer AAT Asia Airfreight Terminal|
|2010||Two lorry lifts supplied to Hyde Park One in London|
|2011||Awarded contract by MASkargo to redevelop the air cargo hub at Kuala Lumpur International Airport|
|2011||Scheduled handover of air cargo terminal for New Doha International Airport|