Milestones in Lödige's history
Formation and expansion - 1948-1965
The company is formed by the founder Dipl.-Ing Alois Lödige, in Paderborn, Germany in 1948. Just a year later, the first product, the "Hubfix", is introduced at the first industrial trade show in Frankfurt. The company experiences early sucess with its initial set of products aimed at facilitating post-war reconstruction activities. By 1965 a new expanded production location is needed and found in Warburg/Scherfede.
|1938||Ten years before "Dipl.-Ing. A. Lödige Maschinenfabrik" was founded, two Lödige brothers had already submitted a patent for lifting cars.|
|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 unveiled in Frankfurt at the first industrial exhibition after the war|
|1953||Construction of hydraulic lifting platforms with a capacity of up to 100 t|
|1961||Company's legal status changes to GmbH (private limited company)|
|1965||Production was moved to new facilities in Warburg/Scherfede|
New business areas and new management - 1966-1980
The 1960s sees expansions into new markets and areas of business. By 1966 Lödige Benelux is formed, with a focus on lifting equipment and goods lifts. The first air cargo terminal built by Lödige Industries is inaugurated Schiphol airport in 1975. In 1979 Dr. Rudolf Lödige, nephew of the founder joins the company and takes the reins in 1980.
|1966||Alois Lödige forms Lödige Benelux to serve customers in the Netherlands|
|1975||First air cargo project: the KLM air cargo terminal at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands|
|1980||Dr. Rudolf Lödige becomes managing director|
Becoming a global player - 1981-2000
Throughout the 80s and 90s, Lödige builds on its successes in the air cargo industry with projects in Germany, the US, the UK and Asia. In 1992 and 1995 the first automated parking systems are installed in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Duderstadt, Germany. In 1999 the British Airways World Cargo Terminal in Heathrow is completed. Around the turn of the millennium the company's work extends to Asia.
|1992||First automated parking system is built utilising 5BY2 technology in Amsterdam, the Netherlands|
|1993||Takeover of Hollfelder Elektronik (LogIT GmbH, Rödermark) adds automation process capabilities to our portfolio|
|1995||First automated parking system built in Duderstadt, Germany|
|1999||British Airways World Cargo Terminal is completed|
|2004||New Loedige Asia Ltd. subsidiary is established in Hong Kong|
|2004||Special lifting platform design for painting the vertical stabilizer of the Airbus A380 at Airbus's Finkenwerder plant in Hamburg|
Growth and Innovation of product portfolio - 2005 to 2017
From 2005 to 2017, we have delivered innumerable air cargo terminals, such the Asia Airfreight Terminal, the MASkargo hub and the state-of-the-art Cool Cargo Hub for Finnair. Further, we have expanded our portfolio of lifting equipment to include car lifts and have built lighthouse projects such as Europe's largest automated parking system in Aarhus, Denmark.
|2006||Handover of T2 cargo terminal at Hong Kong International Airport to customer AAT Asia Airfreight Terminal|
|2010||Two lorry lifts are supplied in central London|
|2011||Won contract by MASkargo to redevelop the air cargo hub at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia|
|2011||Handover of air cargo terminal for New Doha International Airport in Qatar|
|2015||The Europe`s largest public fully automated car park system delivered to DOKK1 in Aarhus (Denmark)|
|2017||Official opening of Cool Nordic Cargo Hub, Finnair, Helsinki|
|2017||Russia’s first fully automated cargo terminal supplied and supported by Lödige Industries|
Constant innovation and expansion of service portfolio – 2018 to today
Since 2018, we continue to constantly innovate our product portfolio in order to help our customers move heavy goods, whether air cargo, cars, goods, trucks or even entire airplanes. With the acquisition of Mecfab Enterprises, a service provider for airport logistics solutions in Australia, and the acquisition of B&B Aufzugsbau, a service provider for lift solutions in Germany, we are following the track to expand and enhance our service portfolio.
|2018||Further fully automated parking system for Denmark, launched in BLOX, Copenhagen|
|2019||dnata City East expands cargo handling at Heathrow with new facility from Lödige Industries|
|2020||Expanding service portfolio for Airport Logistics Solutions in Down Under with the acquisition of long-time partner Mecfab Enterprises|
|2020||Acquisition of B&B Aufzugsbau in Berlin to expand service portfolio for lift solutions|
|2021||Completion of largest pharmaceutical plant in Saudi Arabia for SPIMACO.|