Lödige Industries

established in 1948

Our history - where we come from

Moving heavy goods easy - since 1948

For 75 years, we have always focused on quality, innovation and partnership. In response to the individual requirements of our customers, the teams of experts at Lödige Industries develop solutions ranging from elevators to complex material flow systems that occupy a leading position worldwide.

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.  

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  New production halls 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

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.

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