LEMO Celebrates 70th Anniversary
After seven decades of innovation, LEMO now offers more than 75,000 product combinations, a product range that continues to grow through custom-specific designs.
LEMO is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2016. The company, founded in 1946 by Léon Mouttet in Morges, Switzerland, initially specialized in manufacturing electrical contacts in noble metals for the Swiss post and test equipment for watch barrels.
In August 1957, Mouttet invented and patented the push-pull connector, and since then the company has experienced steady growth. LEMO opened its first sales office in Italy in 1964 and then in Germany and the United States. The group now has subsidiaries and distributors all over the world.
At first LEMO exclusively manufactured metal connectors. Since 1984, the product range was extended by producing plastic connectors under the REDEL brand name.
LEMO connectors and cables are found in a number of application areas, the most important being the medical, test & measurement, and broadcast industries.
With its latest acquisition of Northwire in 2014, the group now employs more than 1500 people dedicated to making high-quality connectors, wire, and cable solutions.
Throughout its seven decades of business, LEMO has remained a Swiss family-owned business, with 95% of added value produced by the company and more than half of its staff based in Switzerland.
“We at LEMO are thankful to all our customers for making this anniversary possible,” said Alexandre Pesci, third-generation CEO and owner of the LEMO Group. “We look forward to continuing to supply innovative, high-quality solutions that meet the users’ highest expectations for many years to come.”
The company now offers more than 75,000 product combinations, a product range that continues to grow through custom-specific designs.