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Company History

1972

Foundation of a sales agency for bolt technology by Peter Neef, at that time with mechanical Torque Multipliers.

1975

The sales of hydrulic wrenches was added.

 

1981

The first self-releasing counter wrench in the world to „counter-hold“ difficult bolt connections was introduced tot he market and patented.

1984

The company started to sell ist own torque wrenches under the brand LÖSOMAT. The start of a success story.

1985

LÖSOMAT developed a square drive wrench with patented ratchet system. The first generation of LÖSOMAT hydraulic torque wrenches with square drive was born.

1987

The company started to produce ist own mechanical torque multipliers.

1988

Pioneering development and introduction to the market of the LÖSOMAT precise Electric Torque Wrench, reached 13.000Nm fort he first time and the Pneumatic Torque Wrench. Patent granted for this world innovation.

1990

The LÖSOMAT Side Power Wrench sets new standards with ist patented tandem gear pulley.

1991

Modification of the LÖSOMAT Electric Torque Wrench in the angled power gear shape of narrow bolt connections.

1992

The company moved into a larger administration and production building, in Fuchsloch in Vaihingen/Enz.

1996

The LÖSOMAT Hydraulic Cassette Wrench sets new standards with respect to size and weight up to 24.000Nm.

1997

The Hydraulic Wrench was completely revised from a technical point of view and formed the foundation of particularly compact and light torque wrenches up to 27.000Nm.

1998

A new production hall was built on the company’s site and the production of Hydraulic Wrenches was increased to more than 1000 pieces per year.

2003

LÖSOMAT developed the at the time smallest Hydraulic Torque Wrench up to 1.200Nm in the world.

2005

Management of the company was transferred to Dip.Ing. (FH) Marc Gareis. LÖSOMAT developed and patented the first automatic control for Hydraulic Units without using any sensors in the Hydraulic Torque Wrench.

2006

Introduction of a QM System and certification acc. To DIN EN ISO 9001:2000.

2007

LÖSOMAT launches a world first: The LÖSOMAT Cordless Torque Wrench up to 4.000Nm.

LÖSOMAT surpasses itself with the new planetary gearing generation, which is lighter, more robust and even wear resistant.

2008

LÖSOMAT becomes member of the Gedore-Group.

2009

LÖSOMAT moves into the new company building in Vaihingen/Enz.

 

2010

LÖSOMAT Cordless Torque Wrench is awarded with the Plus X Award in the categories ‚High Quality‘ and ‚Ease of Use‘. Additionally it became ‚Best Product 2010‘.

2011

LÖSOMAT founds the first subsidiary in Great Britain called „LÖSOMAT UK“.

2012

LÖSOMAT develops a display with visual-acoustic operator guidance for Electric Torque Wrenches.

2016

LÖSOMAT-Schraubtechnik Neef GmbH becomes GEDORE Torque Solutions GmbH.