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LÄPPLE – A reliable industrial partner

The LÄPPLE Group is an international and independent supplier of press parts, bodyshell components, standard parts, rotary tables and automation solutions. With its innovative product development programme, applying state-of-the-art technologies, and a 2500-strong workforce of highly qualified men and women, LÄPPLE has become synonymous with quality and reliability. Our ongoing success would not be possible if not for the company’s unique and practical range of training and professional development activities.


Since the company was founded almost 100 years ago in 1919, the LÄPPLE Group has accrued some considerable expertise. Today we offer high-tech components and innovative solutions for right along the value chain of the automotive industry and beyond. The group of diverse companies making up the LÄPPLE Group is committed to the continuing development of its range of products and services.

With our extensive technical expertise, we deliver tailored products and services that our customers need to ensure their success. So when it comes to quality, precision, reliability and efficiency, we don’t accept any compromises.

Our customer base includes key players from the automotive, tool manufacturing and mechanical engineering sectors, as well as their tier 1 suppliers. We put our heart and soul into fulfilling their wishes and requirements all over the world. We are responsive, dedicated and offer a personal service.

The LÄPPLE Group remains a family-run business to this day. Being an independent company group, we take a long-term approach and grow organically. What’s more, a dedicated workforce has been the foundation of our business since day one, so trust and responsibility is the glue that binds our company together.

We have regional roots and yet are active on an international scale. Our everyday operations are defined by our status of being both a family company steeped in tradition and a medium-sized enterprise operating globally. We offer short communication channels and encourage our employees to contribute their own ideas, take responsibility and make a huge impact. Everything we do is defined by our values and by a personal approach.

LÄPPLE AUTOMOTIVE GmbH is a specialist in bodywork construction supplying to premium automotive brands around the world. As a company specialising in sheet-metal and forming solutions, LÄPPLE Automotive uses versatile and state-of-the-art press lines to manufacture a wide range of components – from small pressed parts to complex structural components or skin panels. The company also makes complex bodywork components on highly automated body-in-white assembly lines applying industry-standard joining techniques, ready for delivery as series-production components and spare parts.

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FIBRO GmbH was founded in 1958 and has been part of the LÄPPLE Group since 1974. Today, FIBRO is a supplier of standard parts and rotary tables.

 

Standard Parts
With its Standard Parts Division, FIBRO has become Europe’s market leader in the tool manufacturing sector. With over a million different items, of which 40,000 are continuously in stock and available at short notice, FIBRO Standard Parts is a guaranteed one-stop shop for tool manufacturers around the world. Maintaining the very highest machining precision and keeping manufacturing tolerances to a minimum allows us to meet our customers’ discerning requirements.

Rotary Tables
FIBRO Rotary Tables offers a wide range of rotary tables, including more than 150 different models of metal cutting and automation tables for the mechanical engineering and system engineering sectors. Thanks to its high level of standardisation, the company can offer its customers efficient and economical solutions, while developing and building tailor-made systems designed to overcome highly specific problems. Whatever the application, our products have earned a reputation for high precision and longevity.

FIBRO LÄPPLE TECHNOLOGY GmbH (FLT for short) is the Group’s knowledge hub when it comes to automation. FLT develops, builds and installs intelligent automation solutions for customers worldwide. Its product portfolio includes complete process cells and linked systems alongside standard components and axis and gantry systems. The company’s expertise is in developing industrial applications for handling, transport and assembly processes in a variety of sectors.

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With over 80 years of experience in training and professional development, we have our very own certified training institute by the name of LÄPPLE Ausbildungs GmbH, offering an extensive range of opportunities. These range from training specifically for the LÄPPLE Group or external companies on a variety of qualification modules to occupational re-training courses completed over a number of months. All of these courses share one thing in common: they all involve training and professional development using real projects and under competitive conditions.

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LÄPPLE AUTOMOTIVE GmbH is a specialist in bodywork construction supplying to premium automotive brands around the world. As a company specialising in sheet-metal and forming solutions, LÄPPLE Automotive uses versatile and state-of-the-art press lines to manufacture a wide range of components – from small pressed parts to complex structural components or skin panels. The company also makes complex bodywork components on highly automated body-in-white assembly lines applying industry-standard joining techniques, ready for delivery as series-production components and spare parts.

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FIBRO GmbH was founded in 1958 and has been part of the LÄPPLE Group since 1974. Today, FIBRO is a supplier of standard parts and rotary tables.

 

Standard Parts
With its Standard Parts Division, FIBRO has become Europe’s market leader in the tool manufacturing sector. With over a million different items, of which 40,000 are continuously in stock and available at short notice, FIBRO Standard Parts is a guaranteed one-stop shop for tool manufacturers around the world. Maintaining the very highest machining precision and keeping manufacturing tolerances to a minimum allows us to meet our customers’ discerning requirements.

Rotary Tables
FIBRO Rotary Tables offers a wide range of rotary tables, including more than 150 different models of metal cutting and automation tables for the mechanical engineering and system engineering sectors. Thanks to its high level of standardisation, the company can offer its customers efficient and economical solutions, while developing and building tailor-made systems designed to overcome highly specific problems. Whatever the application, our products have earned a reputation for high precision and longevity.

FIBRO LÄPPLE TECHNOLOGY GmbH (FLT for short) is the Group’s knowledge hub when it comes to automation. FLT develops, builds and installs intelligent automation solutions for customers worldwide. Its product portfolio includes complete process cells and linked systems alongside standard components and axis and gantry systems. The company’s expertise is in developing industrial applications for handling, transport and assembly processes in a variety of sectors.

Read more...

With over 80 years of experience in training and professional development, we have our very own certified training institute by the name of LÄPPLE Ausbildungs GmbH, offering an extensive range of opportunities. These range from training specifically for the LÄPPLE Group or external companies on a variety of qualification modules to occupational re-training courses completed over a number of months. All of these courses share one thing in common: they all involve training and professional development using real projects and under competitive conditions.

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LÄPPLE GROUP FACTS AND FIGURES

  • Turnover in 2017: 443 million euros
  • Employees: 2500
  • Sites in Germany: Hassmersheim, Heilbronn (headquarters), Teublitz, Weinsberg
  • Sites around the world:
    • FIBRO:  Shanghai, China; Schiltigheim, France; Polska, Bielsko-Biała; Pune, India; Singapore; Incheon, South Korea; Rockford, USA
    • FLT: Shanghai, China; Windsor, Canada; Sterling Heights, USA