LISSMAC - a success story

Over the past three decades, LISSMAC has developed from a manufacturer of exclusively construction machinery to an international system partner for highly technical machines and systems. Today, LISSMAC stands for outstanding innovative force, technological competence and first-class system and service solutions from a single source. As an innovation leader in modern construction, LISSMAC has always actively supported change in the industry. Today, thanks to a refined spectrum of products and services, LISSMAC is the market leader in the area of stone cutting and masonry technology. Our focus is on cutting-edge technology in all LISSMAC business areas: Construction Technology, Metal Processing, Plant Engineering and MT Handling.
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1979

It all started with the marketing of masonry saws.
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1982

In-house production of masonry saws in Bad Wurzach.
Expansion of product line to brick band saws and diamond cut-off saws.
Manufacturing of custom saw systems and other custom machines for the masonry industry.
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1986

Production of floor saws.
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1988

Development and production of diamond tools.
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1993

Dedication of the new production and administration building in the Gewerbepark West industrial park in Bad Wurzach.
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1995

First expansion of the production building with an additional production area of about 4000 m².
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1997

LISSMAC produces the world's first heavy-duty robot in serial production, with a maximum handling weight of 600 kg and a reach of 6 m.
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1998

Second expansion of the production building. In all, there is now a production area of more than 10,000 m² available.
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2000

Acquisition of Modern Technik (MT), which is established as newly created subsidiary MT Handling and Robot Systems, and manufactures custom handling systems with intelligent gripper technology. In 2009 the subsidiary is integrated into today's MT Handling business area.


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2002

Klaus Kiefer assumes leadership as sole managing director of the LISSMAC Group.
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2003

LISSMAC sets new standards for innovative sheet metal processing with the development of a patented machine series of steel brushing, grinding, and deburring machines. Our highly effective method of processing both inside and outside contours of sheet metal parts in just one single pass is unique to the market.
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2006

Development of custom handling systems for the automotive industry.
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2007

First handling system for loads over 1000 kg.
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2008

Planning, production, and installation of an entire prefabricated house manufacturing plant in Russia, which has an annual output of about 600 houses.
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2009

Merger
LISSMAC Group, consisting of three companies - LISSMAC Maschinenbau und Diamantwerkzeuge GmbH, MT Handhabungs- und Robotersysteme GmbH and LMW Maschinenbau GmbH - is combined into a single corporation, "LISSMAC Maschinenbau GmbH". In future, there will be four strategic business areas under one central LISSMAC brand.

New corporate image – LISSMAC is established as a corporate brand.
LISSMAC develops a modern appearance: Forward-looking, international, and innovative, the company presents itself under new corporate design in all media, from brochures and trade show presence, to the Internet. The new proprietary LISSMAC logo and the motto "Uns Bewegen Ideen", which roughly translates into "We are moved by ideas", underscore the company's innovative philosophy.
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2012

Steelmaster metal grinding machines – a high-performance newcomer to the LISSMAC portfolio

With the development and market launch of the LISSMAC line, consisting of steel brushing, grinding, deburring and deslagging machines, we have revolutionized sheet metal processing and are now one of the market leaders in the industry. The highly effective method of double-sided processing of inner and outer edges in one single pass is unique to the market.
With the acquisition of the metal division of Buetfering and the resulting addition of the Steelmaster premium brand to the LISSMAC portfolio, we are taking another step forward and are now offering our customers the additional application possibilities of a defined surface finish in wet or dry operation.

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2012

LISSMAC continues to grow. In keeping with the motto "new spaces for new ideas", on November 9th, 2012, we festively celebrate the opening of construction area 4.