Swiss LNS Group Celebrates 40th Anniversary

LNS was once a small local company in a picturesque village in the Swiss Jura, but is now a worldwide leading enterprise with 800 employees and nine production facilities around the globe.

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LNS was once a small local company in a picturesque village in the Swiss Jura, but is now a worldwide leading enterprise with 800 employees and nine production facilities around the globe. It was once a producer of bar feeders, but now the machine tool industry’s one-stop shop, offering a range of peripherals from bar feeders and chip conveyors all the way to air filtration and high pressure coolant systems.

“In the 40 years of its existence, LNS always kept growing. The development of new products and the expansion into new markets went hand in hand,” says Philippe Scemama, chairman of the board of LNS. The company, founded in 1973, expanded its operations to Germany in 1974 and to the USA in the mid-1980s.

“One of the main drivers for expansion was our commitment to first class customer service. We want to be close to our customers and provide the best service possible. More than 150 technicians on the ground prove that every day,” Mr. Scemama says. At the same time, the LNS Group aimed to diversify its product range and address bigger markets. The years 2000 and 2002 marked milestones in this strategy. “With the acquisition of the Taiwanese company Fedek in 2000, LNS began its successful activities in Asia. And with the purchase of Turbo Systems 2years later, LNS started to produce and offer chip management products; that was the key step to become a One-Stop-Shop in the industry.”