The History of Lanco AG

The Swiss are world renown for their watch-making skills. For hundreds of years they have been producing the highest quality watch and clock mechanisms in the world. Their work is characterized by precision, experience, dedication and pride. They value hard work and attention to detail. They have but one desire; to produce the best and only the best. It is little wonder that Lanco Assembly Systems can trace its origins to the watch makers of Switzerland.

Standing in the foreground of the Jura mountains, the village of Bellach is home to Lanco AG, one of the world’s leading suppliers of modular automation equipment. The company was founded in the late 1800’s as the Langendorf Watch Co. Its production of high quality, precise watch and clock mechanisms allowed it to reach the pinnacle of the industry. As the company expanded, it began to specialize in different assembly applications. A branch developed in the company specializing in cost-effective assembly. This branch took the name Lanco Economic and began to expand beyond the traditional watch and clock domain into the unlimited field of component assembly. Developing the predecessor of today’s 2001 Pallet Transfer System, the branch utilized its technical knowledge and experience with precise movements to meet the needs of manufacturers throughout Europe. In 1981 the company was consolidated in its present form as LANCO AG and has since expanded into the global market.

Lanco AG Today

Lanco’s European Group is headquartered in Bellach, Switzerland, and has agency offices in Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Israel.