Company History

Company history

 
 

1965

Founding of LuK in Bühl. Incidentally: LuK stands for disc and clutch makers.

 

LuK, the first clutch manufacturer in Europe, introduces the diaphragm spring clutch.

 

1974

Founding of LuK do Brazil (Fig.) and LuK Mexico.

As the worlds first clutch manufacturer LuK supplies diaphragm spring clutches for tractors.

 

1976

The founding of LuK AS (Autoteile-Service GmbH) marks the start of customer orientated service and marketing activities.

LuK optimises vibration damping with torsion-damped clutch discs.

 

1977

LuK Inc. USA founded in Wooster/Ohio.

 

1982

New LuK site built in Unna.

 

1984

AS introduces the LuK Meister Service concept (dedicated clutch replacement workshops ). There are now 1,650 LMS workshops in Europe.

 

1985

The LuK dual mass flywheel sets new standards in drive train noise insulation.

 

1986

Acquisition of Atlas Fahrzeugtechnik (AFT) in Werdohl.

 

1987

Acquisition of Repco S. A. (now LuK Africa (Pty) Ltd. in South Africa).

Acquisition of Laycock in England (now LuK (UK) Ltd. in Great Britain). (Fig.)

 

1989

Opening of LuK (UK) Ltd.