FIBRO LÄPPLE TECHNOLOGY GmbH is part of the LÄPPLE Group, a renowned global supplier of press parts, bodyshell components, standard parts, rotary tables and automation solutions. The group prides itself on providing high-quality innovative solutions to its customers. The LÄPPLE Group’s history dates back to 1919, when August Läpple founded the company as a small mechanical workshop with a smithery.
Automation and systems engineering have been a fixed part of the company's business activities since the 1950s – at first, these were just for its own purposes but later, as a result of growth and the reputation of the company's expertise, it was able to roll them out to customers too. The focus in this area has always been on linking industrial systems, optimising cycle times and increasing throughput.
This expertise developed into a mainstay of the company, culminating in the formation of FIBRO LÄPPLE TECHNOLOGY (FLT) in 2011. Since then, the LÄPPLE Group’s automation expertise has been pooled here and provided to customers all over the world.
270 employees provide clever, high-quality solutions and are constantly working on refining the products, digitising them and improving them.
Mechanical engineering workshop founded by August Läpple (1885–1968) in Weinsberg
FIBRO GmbH acquired
LÄPPLE AG founded
GSA Automation in Bad Friedrichshall acquired by FIBRO
FIBRO and GSA merged to form FIBRO GSA at Hassmersheim site
FIBRO GSA Ltd. founded in Windsor, Canada
FIBRO GSA and LÄPPLE Anlagenbau merged to form FIBRO LÄPPLE TECHNOLOGY (FLT) at Hassmersheim site
FLT rep. office founded in Shanghai
FLT Inc. founded in Troy (Michigan, USA) and FLT Ltd. in Windsor (Ontario, Canada) acquired by FIBRO Inc.
Highest incoming order volume globally from General Motors / 5 lines in production facilities worldwide
Relocation to the new larger Sterling Heights site in the USA with expansion of the production hall
New modular axis and gantry system
Expansion of the company building in Hassmersheim
FOUNDING OF LÄPPLE TAICANG
With the foundation of LÄPPLE Taicang, the efforts of all LÄPPLE companies in China are bundled. The operative business as well as the production can now take place close to the customer. The sales activities of FIBRO and FLT are still separated.