Laubinger+Rickmann GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 1972 by Harald Laubinger and has been working in the current legal form since 1977. At the beginning, the main focus was on the destructive testing of materials as well as furnace construction. Over the years, the field of activity has also expanded to non-destructive testing (NDT), straightening systems and other special machines.
The number of employees has grown steadily to around 100 employees.
The first major foothold for L+R has been the construction, manufacturing and assembly of non-destructive testing mechanisms for various industrial areas, primarily for the aerospace and steel industry, but also for the railway sector.
The second major foothold in the last 15 years has been the construction, manufacturing and assembly of straightening systems for various aluminum castings, mainly for the automotive industry, both directly from the manufacturers as well as from the large OEMs.
In addition, components for assembly lines in the aviation sector have been manufactured for approximately five years.
Foundation of the comany by Harald Laubinger.
Even at that time, the company has been designing and manufacturing precision mechanics for universities, research and development institutes on a floor space of 120 m2
The company was joined by Josef Rickmann as new partner .
Construction, manufacturing and assembly of the first ultrasonic inspection mechanics in the aviation sector.
Introduction of the first CAD system.
Expansion of the company building by an office and assembly areas of 300 m2 in size.
Construction, manufacturing and assembly of the first ultrasonic inspection mechanics for tubes.
Construction, manufacturing and assembly of the first straightening system for aluminum parts in the aviation sector.
Construction, manufacturing and assembly of the first straightening system for aluminum parts in the auntomotive sector.
Expansion of the company building by an assembly hall of 400 m2 in size.
Construction, manufacturing and assembly of the first ultrasonic inspection mechanics for heavy plates.
Expansion of the company building by an assembly hall of 450 m2 in size.
Large order for all ultrasonic testing devices for components of the Airbus A350 worldwide.
Expansion of the company building by additional assembly space and extension of the electronics workshop.
Retirement of the company founders. L+R remains a owner-controlled company.
Construction of an assembly shop of 800m2 in size.
In the area of special machines, Laubinger+Rickmann GmbH & Co. KG has specialized in the construction of test mechanisms for non-destructive testing, straightening and forming systems, industrial automation and the linking of individual system components. Our global customers are mainly located in the aerospace, automotive and steel industry.
L+R is certified in many areas. Here you will find a selection:
L+R is represented in the Leichtbauatlas of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy.Read more
Since January 2020 L+R is a member of the German Society for Non-Destructive Testing (DGZfP e.V.) in Group B "Manufacturers and Suppliers of Testing Equipment and Accessories", as Dr. Matthias Purschke, Managing Director of the DGZfP, announced in a letter to our Managing Director Thomas Thiemann.
A short introduction of L+R has been published in the current issue of the member magazine ZfP-Zeitung on page 38.
We look forward to actively shaping the future of non-destructive testing!
Because as it is so fittingly written on the DGZfP website:
"Today, no gas or oil supply, no take-off of an airplane, no production of a car or a train, no bridge construction and no operation of a power plant is conceivable without constant control by means of non-destructive testing. Every safety-relevant part is tested!"
About the DGZfP e.V:
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zerstörungsfreie Prüfung e.V. (German Society for Non-Destructive Testing) is a technical and scientific association with more than 1,600 corporate and personal members, which is recognized both in Germany and abroad.
Its aim is the research, development, application and promotion of non-destructive testing methods.