The LAMILUX Group, which supplies the RV industry with glass-fibre composites for different applications, reports that 2018 was another successful year with a record breaking annual turnover in excess of €300 million for the first time. It also increased staff numbers and investment, and received numerous awards.
The LAMILUX Group now has around 1200 employees, compared with 980 last year. In total, these employees generated a turnover of
€317 million in 2018, compared with €263 million in 2017.
There were some important milestones during 2018: Roda Licht- und Lufttechnik became a part of the corporate family and a new flat sheet system for producing fibre-reinforced composites was built and will soon be inaugurated. LAMILUX also developed the market’s first flat roof window with General Technical Approval (abZ) for the use of structural glazing technology. LAMIkita’s building application was approved by Rehau city council. And of course: Johanna and Alexander Strunz, the fourth generation of the family, joined the Executive Management at the beginning of 2019.
The Daylight Systems business unit increased its turnover from €109 million in 2017 to €164 million in 2018. This was achieved through organic growth and through the acquisition of roda Licht- und Lufttechnik GmbH and E.M.B. Products AG at the start of 2018.
The LAMILUX Composites division generated a turnover of €153 million and increased production speed while maintaining high quality so customers can be supplied even more quickly.
The company has already received multiple awards for this concept, most recently the IHK German Education Award in 2018. A further success of the concept: LAMILUX employee David Tröger was named Germany’s best apprentice in the technical systems planner field.
Other awards won last year included the German Design Award for the Glass Skylight F100 Circular and FE and the Red Dot Award for the Glass Skylight F100.
Managing Director, Dr Dorothee Strunz commented: “We have first-class employees throughout the whole Group. Every award we receive, every order we carry out, and every satisfied customer we have are entirely due to our great team. This is something we greatly appreciate, but there are still many goals that we wish to achieve together.”
LAMILUXaktiv is another example of an initiative for employees. The background: Those who like spending their free time together are happier to work together and they work more effectively. LAMILUXaktiv events saw record numbers participate last year. At the beginning of December, for example, three buses with a total of 180 colleagues on board headed for the Prague Christmas Market.
In order to remain successful and keep pace with the times, LAMILUX launched the Future Radar project. This project sees experts from all departments and divisions of the company focus on the economic, technical and social developments that the company will encounter in the future. Against this backdrop, the publicly known global megatrends that the global economy will face in the coming decades were compiled to begin with. In step two, the project team derived what we refer to as the LAMILUX trends from these megatrends – those developments that will specifically influence the company in the coming years. Employees are now participating in the project through their personal experiences, impressions and information. This has already led to the development of further and strategic concepts and a specific platform through which to discuss the future corporate orientation.
This year LAMILUX plans to demonstrate its strength in innovation and service. The Group showcased five new products at BAU, the world’s leading trade fair, in January: The new Glass Skylight FE, the Ventilation Flap PR60 for glass roof constructions, the Glass Roof Fire Resistance F30/REI30, the product combination comprising the LAMILUX Continuous Rooflight B and the roda Megaphönix ventilation flap as well as the new roda double flap VenturiSmoke VS2.
“Serving the customer as a matter of course” is the motto of the family-run business. This is to be demonstrated once again in 2019, says Managing Director Dr Heinrich Strunz: “We are indeed monitoring potential external factors closely – such as Brexit or the America First policy, but we cannot influence such policies. As always, we will therefore do well to focus on what we can influence, to pursue our own goals and to personify our values. We want to ensure customer satisfaction and our success once again and do so with courage, honesty and passion”.