Company History

Our Values – Our Promise

With the development of today´s worldwide used claw coupling for compressed air, the success story began in 1930 for the engineer, Emil Georg Lüdecke.

Today, we manufacture over 30.000 products and perform as an experienced and competent partner for all kinds of coupling systems in the low-pressure range – Engineered and MADE IN GERMANY.

1930 E. Georg LÜDECKE KG was founded in Leipzig by Emil Georg LüdeckeWith the development of the claw coupling Emil Georg LÜDECKE laid the foundation of LÜDECKE's success
Emil Georg Lüdecke
Founder (1930–1973)
1949After destruction, new beginning in Amberg
1969Construction of a new factory in Amberg
1986Erwin Bogner assumed Lüdecke KGIn 1986 the company was assumed by Erwin Bogner, who was director and partner since 1956, and continued as a family business. He had evolved the medium-sized family company to a premium address for high quality coupling systems. With entrepreneurial vision and a huge personal effort, he established a global sales distribution network and settled in an innovative way the course for future product focuses. Under his direction, the planning and the start of the new company building in 2015 emerged.
Erwin Bogner
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) (1956 – 2015)
1995Founding of LÜDECKE GmbH as operating company
1999Initial operation of the first fully automatic high rack warehouse
2000Klaus Herdegen became a part of the executive managementKlaus Herdegen joined the company in 1995. 2000 he became a part of the executive management and now continues the family company as Chief Executive Officer. Klaus Herdegen leads the history of the company in an operative way for a long time. During his leadership of the company and due to his own huge commitment LÜDECKE is taking his biggest steps in expanding and developing in its 90-year old history.
Klaus Herdegen
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
2007Construction of the new administration building including an additional production hall
2013Extension of the fully automatic high rack warehouse
2015Start of the company extension (production halls, LÜDECKE ACADEMY), new sales structure
2016Initial operation of the new production halls
2017Initial operation of the LÜDECKE ACADEMY