Completion of the logistics in the new Lacher-Verzahnungszentrum (Plant 2) for production in three-shift operation;
Maximum number of trainees (16)
CO2-reduction through a new, efficient cooling System and an inhouse box-cleaning-unit.
Internal outsourcing of gearing technology to Lacher-Plant 2. Start of production in October 2019.
Expansion of production capacities by acquiring additional CNC turning and gearing machines.
Acquisition of an adjacent property to expand the company's location in the industrial area of Altgefäll. A total of over 8.000 sqm of production space is available.
Further development of the production of helical geared worms; introduction of honing technology.
Purchase of a roller-burnishing machine; worms, threads and knurls can be roller-burnished.
195 employees. Increasing use of robotics such as "pick and place"
Establishing of an inhouse grinding department.
Increase of the export share to Asia to 18 % on total.
Continous increase of personnel to 176 employees.
Residual dirt analysis in own cleanroom. Inhouse coat thickness testing.
Increase of the production plant by 1.600 sqm; to 6.700 sqm on total; Certification according to environmental norm ISO 14001.
2010 - 2011
Increase of production capacity with several CNC turning and cutting machines; annual turnover rises up by 20%; 165 employees.
Successful certification according to medical standard DIN ISO 13485.
150 employees; increase of machine park by three CNC-multiple turning machines; line production for medicine technology; Increase of property by additional 10.660 sqm
Expansion to 130 employees; successful exhibitor at trade fairs; Entrance in new markets as medical engineering.
Increase of production plant by 1.800 sqm to 5.100 sqm on total.
Certification according to ISO/TS 16949
Certification to DIN EN ISO 9001 and VDA 6.1; extension of the design and development in the sectors of noise-optimised gear systems and small precision gearbox construction.
The Lacher team in Pforzheim consists of 120 employees
Certification to DIN EN ISO 9001 and VDA 6.1.
Machinery augmented by complex CNC machining centres
1995 - 1997
Extension of the production programme by chase-threaded and milled worms; purchase of several CNC worm-cutting -machines.
1983 - 1988
Extension of the machinery by CNC-controlled automatic systems. Strong customer growth in the automotive, safety engineering, and electrical engineering sectors of industry.
1989 - 1994
Expansion of the assembly division because of the increasing demand for small gearboxes.
Move to the new company-owned building on the "Altgefäll" industrial estate, Pforzheim, with 80 employees.
Sale of the watch division. Production of precision turned parts, gear wheels and pinions and small gearboxes for other sectors of industry.
Change of company name to Erich Lacher Präzisionsteile (precision components) GmbH & Co. KG; start of the concentration on other sectors such as the automotive, electrical engineering and dental industries.
Production of precision turned parts and gear-tooth components exclusively for the watch industry and assembling of watches.
'Erich Lacher Uhrenfabrik'
(watch factory) in Pforzheim