OUR HISTORY

German Engineering since 1860

1860-1878

1860-1878

1860
Establishment of the Eduard Laeis & Co Trier, originally as a foundry

1861       
Commencement of production activities

1878       
Construction of the first press for production of refractory bricks for the steel industry

1881-1906

1881-1906

1881       
Assembly of the first pressing line for dolomite bricks

1890       
Construction of the first water-driven hydraulic press, mixer and granulator

1906       
Construction of the first tile press
 

1960-1973

1960-1973

1960       
Introduction of the generation of oil-driven hydraulic presses
 
1969       
Laeis becomes an enterprise of the Rheinmetall Berlin AG

1973       
Introduction of the HPF double-pressure pressing process with fixed lower die

1976-1982

1976-1982

1976    
Construction of the first setting machine

1978     
Construction of the first isostatic table-ware press

1982       
Restructuring of the Rheinmetall Berlin AG. Laeis becomes an enterprise of the Jagenberg Group.

1983-1986

1983-1986

1983       
Introducing the first HPF II press with compact control to the market.

1985       
Construction of the first programmable brick setting machine

1986       
Delivery of the first hydraulic refractory presses with a pressing force of 32000 kN

1987-1991

1987-1991

1987       
Development of a new charging system for heterogeneous bulk materials

1988      
Presentation of the new generation of tile presses ALPHA 600 and ALPHA 1500

1989       
Transfer of all shares to the Bucher Holding AG, Switzerland. Transformation to LAEIS BUCHER GmbH
Introduction of a new generation of controls with multiprocessor system

1990       
Take-over of the press construction department of the SGP Verkehrstechnik Gesellschaft mbH, Vienna - transformation to LBS Anlagenbau Gesellschaft mbH, Vienna.

1991       
Take-over of the HORN Hydraulikpressen GmbH, Worms

1993-1998

1993-1998

1993       
Take-over of the central laboratory of the Agrob AG, Ismaning, and renaming as Alpha Labor GmbH
Commissioning of the assembly workshop for tile presses with spare parts warehouse at the Trier Harbour

1994       
Establishment of the LAEIS BUCHER Representative Office in Foshan, China
Commissioning of the first 3000 t press for tile production and the largest refractory press HPF II 3600.
Construction of the first sand-lime brick production unit SIGMA 650 KS with PR 200 L.

1996       
Establishment of the LAEIS BUCHER Iberica s.r.l. Castellón, Spain, and the LAEIS BUCHER Representative Office in Beijing, China

1997       
Establishment of the LAEIS BUCHER Impianti S.r.l. in Sassuolo, Italy Foundation of the LAEIS Heimsoth GmbH, after acquisition of the former Heimsoth Keramische Öfen.
Completion of the new LAEIS BUCHER building complex at the Trier Harbour.

1998       
Development of the third generation refractory presses HPF III.

1999-2002

1999-2002

1999       
Foundation of ALPHA Ceramics GmbH, Aachen, in co-operation with the RWTH (Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule).
Dislocation and integration of the LAEIS Heimsoth GmbH to the LAEIS BUCHER site at the Trier Harbour.

2001       
LAEIS BUCHER is awarded the innovation prize of the German Building Machine Congress 2001 for the method for the manufacture of cement-bonded products on hydraulic presses.
Development of a new press series "BETA" for the production of laminated forms under vacuum

2002       
Comprehensive restructuring of the company leads to effective working processes and concentration on the hydraulic presses, kilns and plant technology sectors

2003-2005

2003-2005

2003 
Founding of the new Companies:
From 01.04.03 the running business of LAEIS BUCHER is taken over by the newly formed companies:
LAEIS BUCHER Technology GmbH:
development, marketing & service of hydraulic presses, kilns and plant technology
LB Produktion GmbH:
manufacture and assembly of machinery and parts
Bucher Immobilien GmbH:
administration and letting of the buildings

2004       
Sacmi Cooperativa Meccanici Imola a.r.l., Italy take over all capital shares in Laeis Bucher Technology GmbH from Bucher Industries AG.
After the change in ownership, the company is renamed Laeis GmbH.

2005       
Laeis GmbH head-office relocates to Wecker, Luxembourg.

2006-2010

2006-2010

2006
Presentation of the new HPF IV press generation
Inauguration of the new assembly shop in Wecker
2007
Start-up of "TEAM by Sacmi", an alliance of Sacmi group
companies offering technology for advanced ceramics
2009
Presentation of the first LAEIS anode press Mega 1600 AV

2010
Celebrating the 150th anniversary of LAEIS company
Current number of employees: 71

2011-2012

2011-2012

2011
LAEIS expands the range of HPF press series
Introduction of HPF IV 3600 and HPF IV 4500

2012
Organisation of TEAM Day 2012 on May 21, 2012 in Munich

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