The creation of the electronics division in 1963 did not mark the beginning of Leuze's corporate history, which dates back to weaving in Eningen / Achalm bei Reutlingen in southern Germany in the 17th century. Years later, as mechanical looms increasingly supplanted hand weaving and cotton replaced local linen, the Leuze family took textile production into their own hands. " In 1861, our ancestors found in the Lenningen valley the conditions they needed to build a cotton weaving mill and a spinning mill".explains Helmut Leuze, shareholder of the Leuze Group. These origins gave rise to a renowned textile company, which has successfully weathered the storms of time over the generations, and continues to grow.
1963, the birth of Leuze electronic
To guard against market fluctuations, complementary activities in other fields were launched early on. Leuze electronic was founded in 1963. Today, Leuze is an international expert in sensors and a leading innovator in industrial automation. With more than 1,600 employees worldwide - the "Sensor People" - the fifth generation is continuing to develop the family business with an openness to new technologies, working on the innovations of tomorrow.
Ambitious growth targets
By 2022, Leuze will have achieved sales of 322 million euros (2021: 258 million euros). This corresponds to an increase in sales of around 25 %. The family-owned company also has ambitious growth targets for the future. The high-tech company continues to invest in decentralized structures, Sensor People and new talent.