Navigation ├╝berspringenSitemap anzeigen
02.01.1987

Rainer Lothmann started his business selling cutting tools to end-users. Because of many requests, he started to design custom tools for end-users and had them produced by other toolmakers.

1989

Lothmann starts producing tools using a used Maho CNC milling machine in a rented garage. Development of a proprietary CAM system to program cutting insert seats, the heart of the tool.

1990

First employee hired. Move to a workshop with office in Asperg. First automated CAD-design print and print-out on plotter.

1992

First 4-axis Machining Center acquired.

1996

Download and storage of customer and tool data in our new central database with tie-in to CAD-CAM functions.

1999

Move to a new, larger facility in Ludwigsburg. Addition of 2 more modern 4-axis Machining Centers and a fully automatic CMM (computer measuring machine) for measuring, presetting and final inspection. Added 4th machinist.

2000

Start-up of automatic 3D tool design. CNC machining programs are now simulated before use in production. Internal coolant supply channels location are automatically optimized, a feature very important in some of our more delicate and slender tool designs.

2006

First 5-axis Machining Center acquired. Except for heat treating, now all operations, from cutting off blanks to finish grinding, are done in house. Delivery of tools from design to shipping is reduced from 4 weeks to 3 weeks or quicker.

2007

Lothmann acquires and moves to its own building in Ludwigsburg.

2012

Addition of 3 more major pieces of measuring and quality control equipment to enhance quality control further. Development of proprietary Archiving Software to assure safeguarding of all documentation, information and designs.

2016

Purchase of an NC-controlled cylindrical grinding machine Kellenberger KEL-VISTA.

2017

The company founder Rainer Lothmann have sold his shares to the MAPAL Group. In long-term orientation the company will be placed on a solid basement in a changing market environment with this decision. This cooperation means a strong technological development and better distribution because of the tight sales network of MAPAL.

The management takes over Mr. Ott, Mr. Lothmann continues to consult the company.

2018

VDA 6.7 certification

Doubling of employees to 11 and increase of customer base to over 400; delivered over 40,000 tools.

Lothmann Werkzeugtechnik GmbH & Co. KG - Logo
Zum Seitenanfang