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ZERO-EMISSION FACTORY Leadec turns 60

Feb 24, 2022

Leadec celebrates 60 years of serving customers to meet the challenges related to alternative drive concepts, the zero-emission factory and Industry 4.0.

Leadec recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. This company helps the manufacturing companies around the globe to keep their production running smoothly for just as long. They also support their customers in meeting the challenges related to alternative drive concepts, the zero-emission factory and Industry 4.0. In doing so, it is the only provider to cover the entire life cycle of a factory.

Expressing his views, Markus Glaser-Gallion, CEO, Leadec, asserted, “From a boiler cleaner to the leading global service provider for the entire factory , Leadec has undergone a comprehensive transformation over the past 60 years. Our vision is that we want to be the leading service specialist for the factory of today and tomorrow.”

The company was founded in 1962 as Kesselreinigungsgesellschaft Reichenberger & Co. It happens to be working with its first customers till today, VW and Daimler at many sites. The boiler cleaning company changed its name to Deutsche Industriewartung GmbH & Co KG (DIW) in 1985 and was later known in the market as Voith Industrial Services from 2000. During this time, the organisation expanded internationally, among other things, by founding a Chinese company, acquiring Premier in the USA & ThyssenKrupp Services in the UK and entering the Indian market . The portfolio expanded further, for example through the acquisition of a majority stake in Hörmann Industrietechnik. Since 2017, Leadec has been an independent company.

Global player, but local partner

Today, the company offers its services at more than 300 sites in four continents. Customers rely on their expertise in complex processes in the smart factory, e-mobility, sustainable production and corresponding infrastructure.

Glaser-Gallion went on, “We will continue on our growth path in 2022 and achieve more than € 1 billion. With our extensive knowledge of production processes and equipment, we are ideally positioned to make the factories fit for the future.”

Digital, end-to-end solutions

Leadec is consistently focusing on digitisation. The services provided are mapped and controlled digitally by means of the ‘Leadec.os’ platform. This is supplemented by its own IoT home cloud, in which machine data is recorded and evaluated. This enables end-to-end integration from the shop floor.

Moving further, Sudhir Gurtoo, MD, Leadec India, cited, “Leadec started operations here in 2010 and has a workforce of 2500 employees, mostly engineers. Through trust and operational excellence, we have built a base of 40 customers consisting of MNCs and local manufacturing plants. Leadec India has maintained a sustainable growth trajectory of approximately 20% CAGR.”

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