Company History

When the company was founded in 1982 by Josef Lang, it started off as a contractor for mould-makers and manufacturer of general mechanical components. A few years later his son Guenter took over the business and worked meticulously on the company’s success story. An important milestone of the company was the market introduction of the first own product in 1997: The Vario-Tec pin system. Hard work and inventive talent were crucial for further product developments in the following years, such as the Grip-Fix, Makro-Grip, Quick-Point systems. Today the company has about 130 employees and is recognized as one of the leading manufacturers of workholding and machine tool automation. Every month thousands of clamping set-ups are delivered to customers all over the world to help them increase their production efficiency.

Some of the company’s milestones are listed below:

  1. 1982
    LANG Werkzeugbau is founded by Josef Lang
  2. 1982-2000
    Contract manufacturing, toolmaking and general mechanical components
  3. 1985
    Guenter Lang takes over as the CEO
  4. 1986
    Name change to LANG Werkzeugtechnik
  5. 1989
    Building of Headquarters in 73765 Neuhausen/Germany, Zabergaeustr. 5
  6. 1997
    Introduction of the Vario-Tec system to the market - our first own product - at the EMO trade fair in Hannover
  7. 1999
    Clean-Tec chip fan is introduced to the market
  8. 2001
    In short time intervals the form-closure stamping technology along with the Makro-Grip workholding and the Quick-Point zero-point clamping system are introduced to the market
  9. 2007
    The Eco-Tower 60 machine tool automation is introduced at the EMO trade fair in Hannover
  10. 2008
    The company name is changed to LANG Technik
  11. 2008
    Our USA subsidiary LANG Technovation Co. is established in Waukesha, WI
  12. 2008
    Ground-breaking ceremony for the new premises in 73271 Holzmaden/Germany
  13. 2009
    Completion of the first production factory in Holzmaden
  14. 2009
    Introduction of the Eco-Compact 10 machine tool automation at LANG's open house
  15. 2010
    Expansion of the production floor at the Holzmaden premises
  16. Spring 2013
    Construction of an additional production facility and office building in Holzmaden
  17. Fall 2013
    The Eco-Compact 20 machine tool automation system is introduced to the market
  18. Fall 2014
    With the relocation of our administration and sales department, the Holzmaden location becomes the new Headquarters
  19. Spring/Summer 2015
    Completion of the new training and technology centre in 73765 Neuhausen
  20. Spring 2016
    Opening of Special Custom Made Products Department
  21. Summer 2016
    Presentation of the new LANG logo in the course of Corporate Design Modifications
  22. Fall 2016
    The Robo-Trex machine tool automation system is introduced to the market
  23. Fall 2019
    Completion of the new company building for automation and research & development
  24. Winter 2019
    LANG Technik UK Ltd. is the new and exclusive distributor of all LANG products in the UK