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Milestones in the Group's history

Technology in Motion and Hydraulic Lifting

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