Friedrich Lütze GmbH
A tradition in automation for over 60 years - With countless pioneering achievements, LÜTZE is today one of the leading firms in industry worldwide.
Friedrich Lütze GmbH in Weinstadt is a member of worldwide active LUETZE INTERNATIONAL GROUP and is home of the global R&D center and most of the production.
Friedrich Lütze (1923-2014) founded Lütze GmbH in Weinstadt near Stuttgart in 1958. Since then, electronic and electrotechnical components and system solutions for automation and high tech for rail engineering have been designed and produced there.
With ground-breaking innovations and international patents, the company, still young at the time, was already calling attention to itself. With the launch of the LSC system for switch cabinet wiring in 1972, switch cabinet manufacturers could for the first time save up to 25% more space than the conventional layout. In the early 1960s, LÜTZE was among the first suppliers in the world featuring its highly flexible cables.
Since the founding of the firm over 50 years ago it has been the corporate philosophy to be among the leading suppliers in the automation industry featuring highly innovative products. LÜTZE is investing considerably more in research and development than the industry average.
The family business is managed by the second generation of Udo Lütze.
Our comprehensive supply program is optimally harmonized to meet all your needs. Our product portfolio consists of industrial Cables to AirSTREAM Wiring Systems; Interface and Suppression technology, Current Control, Power Supplies and Field Bus technology up to network controlled Ethernet. We offer application support with our products.
Technology Available Worldwide
With our locations throughout Europe and the USA, we are well-positioned to service the European and North American Markets. Our international distribution partners worldwide complement our efforts and provide global product availability and service to our customers.
LÜTZE Transportation Rail Technology
Railway technology is another important mainstay for LÜTZE. The firm is among the leading suppliers in this sector worldwide. Back in 2006 Lütze Transportation was among the first companies to fulfill the demanding IRIS standard. Since then the quality management system was improved constantly, following the improvement of the standard. It now fulfills the requirements of the new ISO/TS22163:2017.
Efficiency in Automation
A reflection of our company philosophy.
As an experienced specialist in automation technology, with solutions for flexible and high flexing cables, cable assemblies, interfaces, current control and cabinet wiring, we have had a focus on efficiency for many years.
LÜTZE defines Efficiency in Automation field as the use of sustainable products and solutions to further increase the performance of our products in our customers applications. We realize this by using components for highly efficient control systems, products with above average life cycles and raising energy efficiency in control cabinets by means of the AirSTREAM wiring system.
Efficiency in Automation reflects our efforts in striving for efficient working relationships with our customers: in a medium sized family owned company we have short communication channels and a high level of manufacturing competence.
Energy Efficiency is our goal
The value of a product or a solution from LÜTZE is determined by its sustainable qualities. Every innovation will only be successful in the future if it has a long term positive effect. Therefore, we provide long lasting as well as highly efficient components. We are incorporating the necessary knowledge and manufacturing competence in numerous joint projects with the objective of improving energy efficiency and sustainable technologies and industries.
Thus LÜTZE creates value through efficiency. LÜTZE provides answers and demonstrates how to handle resources responsibly, with our environment and our future in mind. LÜTZE - Efficiency in Automation
History of Friedrich Lütze GmbH
Presentation of the new LCIS2 and LCIS 3 relay with additional changeover contacts
AirSTREAM System becomes an open control cabinet platform
Market launch LOCC-Box-M in a mini format for universal current control up to 8 A
Market launch of the PANELCON IP 69K fitting bush with a hinged lid
New LOCC-Box generation for electronic current control
Conversion/upgrade to 90 °C for the control cables and servo cables from the Bosch Rexroth and Siemens systems
Market launch of E-CO Switches for industrial Fast and Gigabit Ethernet applications
Market launch of E-CO Switches for industrial Fast and Gigabit Ethernet applications
LÜTZE enters SPE – Industrial Partner Network - the Single Pair Ethernet network of reputed companies in the automation sector
Introduction of new digital communication formats, such as video blogs, podcasts, showbook, and streaming studios
Expansion of the AirSTREAM wiring system to include the modular mounting rail system SR032 that offers more flexibility and simplifies the frame installation process
Launch of the new LCOS bus coupler for current control and LCOS CC/CCI current control with selective fuse
Opening of the Connectivity Competence Center at LÜTZE CZ
Launch AirSTREAM Compact for small control cabinets and switchboxes
LÜTZE takes over Passenger Information from PICASO and expands the product range of LÜTZE TRANSPORTATION to include areas such as flexible passenger information systems to control screens and displays, modular systems for passenger and driver intercoms, Ethernet solutions for data transfer in the vehicle, and signal generators
ISO/TS 22163 certification
60 Years Efficiency in Automation – LÜTZE celebrates its 60th anniversary
Expansion of Connectivity Production at LÜTZE CZ
Development of AirSTREAM wiring system to a full range program for highly efficient cabinet cooling
Reorganisation of the management team with CEO Martin Teufel
Launch of ultracompact LCOS-PS Power Supplies as one of the smallest 120 W power supplies in the factory automation world market
Launch of AirBLOWER for even and consistent cabinet climate
Start of AirTEMP online tool to analyze heat build-up and distribution in control cabinet
Lütze Transportation GmbH moves into a new office in Weinstadt, Germany
Expansion of the intelligent current monitoring system, LOCC-Box, to include the models LOCC-Box 48 V, LOCC-Box SC and LCOS CC
Launch of LCIS industrial relay series
Acquiring Data Guide Cable (DGC), a cable manufacturer in the USA, and expansion of its production capacities in the cable and wire field
Friedrich Lütze, founder and senior partner dies at age 90
Expansion of the efficient motor power cable range
Launch of web-based and modular online configurator for the AirSTREAM wiring system
Introduction of modular LCOS electronics housing solution, that can be individually customized to the requirements of the control cabinet
Business expansion at the US American location Charlotte in North Carolina
Innovation alliance Green Carbody results presentation, AirSTREAM verifiably reduces energy requirements for control cabinet cooling and helps avoid hot spots in the control cabinet
Friedrich Lütze awarded prize for his life's work
Friedrich Lütze GmbH & Co. KG renamed as Friedrich Lütze GmbH
Market launch of the energy-efficient and space-saving control cabinet wiring system AirSTREAM
Market launch of the media-resistant SUPERFLEX® TPE cables in the sectors of farming, food and biogas production
Foundation of Lütze Transportation GmbH, Managing Director Andre Kengerter
Establishment of Luetze Trading Co. Ltd China
Market launch of the LCON converter generation
LÜTZE is one of the first 20 companies worldwide that can comply with the revised IRIS 02 standard
LÜTZE, together with well-known German companies from the automotive sector, is a project partner of the alliance for innovation Green Carbody Technologies (a project for increasing energy efficiency, supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
50 years Tradition in Automation – The company's 50th anniversary
IRIS certification as one of the first companies in the world
Market launch of the current control system LOCC-Box
ELFRA s.r.o. - New construction of plant in Czech Republic
Market launch of IP67 ethernet solutions and the next converter generation
Establishment of LÜTZE ES
Development of a new housing series for interface technology
ELFRA s.r.o. - Start of production in Czech Republic
Market launch of infrastructure components for ethernet networks in industry
First company that could offer complex analogue converters in 6.2 mm width
Market launch of automation products for railway technology
Market launch of first LÜTZE controller DIOPC
First award as a Success Supplier of Siemens
Certification according to DIN ISO 9001
Establishment of LÜTZE Great Britain
Market launch of the first field bus products
Establishment of LÜTZE USA
First railway relay components and interface products
Opening of the logistics centre in Weinstadt-Beutelsbach
Last stage of construction of the building in Weinstadt-Großheppach
Development of a variety of special components – mostly to customer specifications
Establishment of LÜTZE Switzerland
Start of development of housing technology
Establishment of LÜTZE France and Austria
Market launch and production of electronic components such as transfer elements, connector elements, suppressor components
Market launch of LSC wiring system with great success in the automotive industry
Customer order: Modification of an X-wiring system with the aim of achieving a combination of cable ducts and perforated battens = initial development stage of the LSC system
Launch of LÜTZE SUPERFLEX Cables: highly flexible cables for industry and construction industry. Development due to industry demand and inspired by lift cables. Test production of 500 m.
Construction of the company building in Weinstadt-Großheppach
Control cables: At the urging of some machine construction customers control cables are developed and added to the product range
Development and market launch of flexible Silflex conduits and plastic screwed fittings
Expansion of products and services, specialisation in individual sectors such as construction industry, hospitals, industry
Company established by Friedrich Lütze with DM 2,000 start-up capital. Start-up as a wholesaler without a warehouse. The demand in the construction sector and in industry during the years of setting up was immense. Distribution of electrical appliances, cables and electronic components