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Milestones

1993 to today

2013
Leister Benelux: sales and service center
Leister Italy: sales and service center
2012  Leister India: sales and service center
2011

Transfer of the individual proprietorship Leister Process Technologies into a group structure:
  • Leister AG: holding company of the Leister Group
  • Leister Technologies AG: development, production, and sales and marketing for the business units Plastic Welding, Process Heat and Laser Plastic Welding
  • Axetris AG: development, production, and sales and marketing of gas sensors and micro- optics
  • Overseas companies: Leister Shanghai, China: production and sales and marketing, Leister USA, Germany, and Japan
2010  Leister acquires Concord Geotechnical (USA) 
2009  Leister Japan 
2008
New "Cockpit" headquarter on Galileo-Strasse, Kaegiswil/Obwalden, Switzerland
2004 Entry into extruder welding technology
2004 Competence center Shanghai, foundation of Leister China: production of private label and functional devices, sales and service center
2000 Foundation of Technologies LLC, USA: sales and service center for North America
1999
Leister Germany, Sales and Service of Lasersystemes for Plastic Welding
1998

New company building with high-bay warehouse in Sarnen/Obwalden, Switzerland
Organization of the business units Lasersystems and Microsystems
1997 Entry into hot-wedge welding
1996 First digital welding tools: constant welding temperatures thanks to digital closed-loop control (PID)
1995
Leister is ISO-certified by SQS
1994
TWINMAT: the first welding machine with an integrated printer for constant quality control of the welding seams
1993
Following the death of Karl Leister, on July 7, 1993, his wife Christiane Leister takes over management of the individual proprietorship Leister Process Technologies
First steps in Switzerland

1963 - 1993

  • 1963
  • Opening of branch office in Kaegiswil/Obwalden, Switzerland with four employees; 30 employees in Solingen.
  • 1966
  • New production building in Kaegiswil, Switzerland, with 50 employees.
  • 1967
  • New product line for Process Heat: Air heater with blower.
  • 1960 - 69
  • Expansion of sales network in six countries in Europe as well as the USA, Canada, South Africa, Israel and Japan.

1949 to 1963

1959
New factory in Solingen
First international trade fair appearance at the International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber in Duesseldorf
1954 Leister KOMBI: the world's first hot-air welding tool
1950
Leister Fix W200: the first double-insulated hand-held vacuum cleaner
1949  Founded in Solingen, Germany, by Karl Leister

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