With its headquarters in Minden/Germany, the family-run LEHMANN Group is regarded as one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of mechanical and electronic locking systems for the furniture industry. Employing around 300 members of staff, the company develops and produces at three sites in Germany. The lock specialist supplies the furniture-making industry in over 30 countries on all five continents.
The LEHMANN Group’s current market position stems from its commitment to quality, reliability and flexibility. Geared to the specific requirements of individual customers, LEHMANN resolutely practices delivery systems, such as just-in-time or just-in-sequence, using proven e-kanban and « e2e » (end-to-end) processes.
The LEHMANN Group took over Huwil Locks in April 2009. Bringing together the specialized technical lock expertise of both companies will underpin forward-looking advancements in the LEHMANN Group’s mechanical and electronic lock systems.
Distributor for the USA is Bommer Industries Inc., Landrum, SC, www.bommer.com.
Company history in brief
1962: Martin Lehmann sets up factory specializing in general types of furniture locks.
1978: Start of cylinder security lock production for office furniture. This goes on to become today’s brand-leading range of cylinder-lock systems. The office furniture industry, contract segment as well as storage and factory equipment benefit from the various security levels and exchangeable cylinder cores.
1982: Goldin GmbH is established as a company-owned operation for manufacturing plastic injection moldings and zinc die castings. Goldin GmbH manufactures products on state-of-the-art machinery for LEHMANN and other companies in industry.
1990: After the Wall came down, LEHMANN also began operating in eastern Germany. Möbelschlossfabrik Brandenburg, the furniture lock factory near Berlin, was expanded and modernized.
1996 -1998: Development of electronic locking systems.
Launch and continuous expansion of electronic locking systems: Infrared, wireless, transponder and RFID technology. A modular principle promotes the use of these technologies in specific applications.
2009: The LEHMANN Group takes over Huwil Locks GmbH & Co. KG, Ruppichteroth/Germany, on April 1, 2009.
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