Company History

Company history

 
 

2001

Every 4th car leaving an automotive factory is fitted with a LuK clutch.

Product recycling has been carried out for 25 years at LuK. LuK sees the protection of the environment and resources as a commercial imperitive.

For LuK, cooperation with the customer means seeking to get closer to the customer. Customer quality awards confirm the good work of the LuK employees. LuK is named "Supplier of the year" for the 9th time by GM (Fig.).

 

LuK sells LuK Norge.

LuK acquires the remaining share of Rane LuK, Hosur, India. Rane LuK becomes LuK India Private Ltd. (Fig.).

 

2002

Anniversary: the 20 millionth ZMS comes off the production line in Bühl.

 

The LuK Colloquium 2002 shows LuK's vision for the future of the automobile. More than 800 guests from home and abroad meet at Baden-Baden.

 

2003

The new sales and development building at the headquarters in Bühl is opened amidst festivities.

 

The installation of the integrated crankshaft damper in the VW Touareg is further proof of LuK's drive train expertise.

 

LuK receives the Innovation Award at EquipAuto in Paris for the dry dual clutch.

 

The LuK Academy is opened in Wooster.

 

2004

The production of torque converters starts on the main site at Bühl.

 

The world's top cyclists gather in Bühl for the start of the "LuK Challenge" paired cycling time trials, headline-sponsored by LuK. Racers include Lance Armstrong, 6-time winner of the Tour de France.

 

2005

LuK celebrates its 40th company anniversary.

 

LuK sends the 500.000ths CVT-Components for the Audi multitronic on its way to the VW/AUDI transmission plant in Kassel.

 

LuK takes over APTEC and complets therefore the competence in the range of the friction facings. APTEC becomes LuK Friction.

 

LuK takes over AP France and becomes LuK France.

 

Opening of LuK Korea.

 

Induction of the new trainee shop at the LuK headquarter in Bühl