• 1963

    Karl-Heinz Lahme establishes the enterprise

    "Karl-Heinz Lahme Metall- und Kunststoffwarenfabrikation"

    in Rinkscheid (Meinerzhagen) and produces equipment for gas

    cylinders by injection moulding

  • 1973

    New building and move to Kierspe

  • 1981

    The investment in the company Bonaplastik GmbH

    (Meinerzhagen) marks the beginning of the production

    of closure lids for the food industry

  • 1984

    Development and expansion in Kierspe

    Duplication of the building area

  • 1987

    Entry in the field of mechanical processing

    of technical plastics by the acquisition of

    the company Kunststofftechnik Illgen (Lüdenscheid)

  • 1990

    By the acquisition of "Ernst Schürfeld jr. GmbH"

    there is a significant expansion in the automotive area

  • 1991

    The expansion of the company building

    in Kierspe enables a significant growth

    of production capacities.

  • 1995

    The certification of the company

    based on DIN EN ISO 9000 ff. is an important

    step towards quality management.

  • 1997

    The three companies:

    "Karl-Heinz Lahme Metall- und Kunststoffwarenfabrikation",

    "Bonaplastik GmbH" and "Ernst Schürfeld jr. GmbH" conflate

    into "Lahme GmbH & Co. KG - Präzision in Kunststoff"

  • 1999

    Entry and takeover of the management of the company

    by Karsten Lahme, graduate industrial engineer, and

    achievement of the certification based on QS 9000, VDA 6.1.

  • 2001

    Consistent growth requires the expansion of

    production capacities and the building of a

    high-level rack warehouse.

  • 2003

    The 40th anniversary

    and the expansion of the company are

    sufficient reasons for celebrating

  • 2004

    By achieving the certification based on

    ISO/TS 16949:2002, an important requirement

    for the automotive industry is fulfilled.

  • 2007

    The certification based on DIN ISO 14001:2004

    is another important step for sustainable quality.

  • 2009

    Senior Manager Karl-Heinz Lahme

    quits his role in the active management

  • 2010

    Election to the ,,Supplier of the year``

    by the company Kirchhoff Automotive and simultaneous

    expansion of the machine clamp force to 7.000 kN

  • 2012

    Again new space is needed!

    Further expansion of warehouse capacity by

    building another high-level rack warehouse and

    rebuilding and expansion of the office building.

  • 2013

    We celebrate:

    50-years-existence of LAHME - Präzision in Kunststoff

    Further growth:

    Expansion of the machine clamp force to 13.000 kN


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50 Years Corporate History



Currently, we looked back on 50 years of our corporate history. Please follow the timeline from the beginning up to the present day and experience our development along the milestones of the corporate history.