Your specialist for Lean Customized Automation for 50 years
LCA Automation AG has been developing and building custom built machines, test benches and assembly lines since 1972.
Our production systems are state of the art and innovative, whilst offering highest availability and reliability. We are proud to deliver turn-key systems to customers serving successful key markets. They can rely on us for service, spare parts management and future development of their production equipment.
We permanently monitor the relevant innovations and technologies and employ them to your benefit.
We honor the value of our skilled workforce by executing an apprenticeship program that is enshrined in our corporate strategy.
Let us look back on 50 years of company history in our video teaser.
A picture from the 1980s: An employee leans on a completed machine for the Lötfitting company. Later on the machine was moved to Georg Fischer AG. Both companies used it to expand copper pipe arches for gas and water pipes. In the end, the machine was in operation in South Africa.
The 3D concrete printer: Built by LCA Automation AG in Küssnacht am Rigi in operation since 2021 at Affentranger AG in Wiedlisbach.
Highlights from 50 years of company history
|1972||Establishment of LCA Machine Construction as a department of Spälti AG in Obfelden, Zurich. The department develops and installs special purpose machines and factory automation equipment.|
|1973||The oil crisis, currency reforms, import restrictions and emerging countries that produce more cheaply are weakening the Swiss textile industry. Under these circumstances, the textile company Heberlein & Co. AG from Wattwil reorganizes itself, selling LCA Maschinenbau to André R. Röthlisberger-Federer.|
|1980s||First cooperation with thyssenkrupp Presta AG which lasts until today. The cycle times of our systems have been continuously optimized ever since.|
|1989||Antonio Chicherio takes over the LCA Automation AG.|
|2010||Christoph A. P. Rennhard acquires 100% of LCA Automation AG shares and leads the company as CEO and owner. He extends the software department and positions the company as a general contractor. Together with thyssenkrupp Presta AG LCA Automation AG continues to deliver assembly lines and test benches to the automotive industry.|
|2011||The first sliding shaft assembly line is delivered to Mexico.|
|2015||LCA Automation AG moves to its new headquarter on Erlistrasse 3 in Küssnacht am Rigi, Switzerland.|
|2019||Sika AG teams up with LCA Automation AG as an industry partner to push the construction and developement of a 3D concrete printer.|
|2021||Affentranger Bau AG in Wiedlisbach is the first Swiss customer to put a LCA Automation AG produced 3D concrete printing system into operation.|
|2021||11 sliding shaft assembly lines have been built and delivered by LCA Automation AG.|
|2022||LCA Automation AG is celebrating its 50th anniversary.|
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