November, 2019 UL 508A certification for the North American markets

UL certification confirms to the manufacturer that the production complies with the high safety regulations and applicable standards of the American and Canadian markets. This certificate is a true quality mark.

SCHUKO has had itself certified according to the UL 508A*) standard for the production of industrial control cabinets. As a subsidiary, LS Automation GmbH & Co. KG is allowed to equip these controls and switch cabinets with the UL certificate and mark them with an inspection sticker (UL label*). During import control to North America, the systems can be accepted more quickly and easily by the local acceptance authorities.

Additional advantage - we are also allowed to develop and produce control cabinets according to UL 508A for customers.

*) Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is one of the most important independent institutions worldwide for the testing and certification of materials, components and end products in the field of product safety with a focus on the possible occurrence of fire. UL has developed more than 1,300 safety standards for this purpose. No other Mark has a comparable status.

04.2018 Catholic worker movement visits LS Automation

In April, the KAB (Catholic Workers' Movement Bad Laer) visited us. In addition to our company tour, the interest was also in our training opportunities.

The Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (NOZ) reported as follows:
20.04.2018, Alexander Wenk

"Saubere Luft aus Bad Laer für die ganze Welt
[...] Gebannt haben die Mitglieder der Katholischen Arbeitnehmerbewegung (KAB) Bad Laer den Worten von Ulrich Lemme und Andre Schulte-Südhoff bei einem Werksbesuch bei LS Automation gelauscht. (...)"

The full report is here

07.2017 The family entrepreneurs e.V. Region Münsterland / Osnabrück visits LS Automation

As part of their regulars' table, the family entrepreneurs visited us in Bad Laer. Managing Director Mr. Ulrich Lemme presented our "Transparent Manufacture" as a specialist for control and automation technology, telecontrol technology and energy management.

Afterwards, they visited SCHUKO in the business park, where Managing Director Mr. Andre Schulte-Südhoff led us through the production halls where pre-assembled Validus filter systems were manufactured for major customers in southern Germany.
Markus Schölzel, project manager of airney GmbH & Co. KG, also informed about the new development of their mobile air quality monitor. The Pierre Track is the world's first portable device that detects the quality of the ambient air in a special measurement value combination in real time. The culinary finale was a delicious barbecue with pulled pork straight from the wood-fired smoker by local restaurateur Plengemeyer.

05.2017 Awarded as the best Lean Solution Partner

Since the Hanover Fair in April 2015 we are officially the fifth German Lean Solution partner of Eaton Electric GmbH. Two years have passed since then. Mr. Kram, Managing Director of Eaton Electric, and Mr. Lemme, Managing Director of LS Automation, look back on a successful and partnership-based cooperation. "We are extremely proud of this award," said Ulrich Lemme, "Not only because we achieved the strongest sales, but mainly because the company Eaton, a global provider of energy management solutions and automation components, so much commitment and confidence in our Projects. That's for such a young company, as we are, a great compliment and confirms our work. "The prize, which was taken on behalf of Mr. Lemme for his entire team on Tuesday at Ligna contrary, during the fair in a showcase issued and then gets a place of honor in the company headquarters.

Read the original German press release here.

04.2017 Brand launch of our WEBCONET® Smart System

Our new WEBCONET® Smart System connects, what belongs together - in a simple and clear way to user-friendly system control. Open automation systems with appropriate network technology are the main component of this solution. Did we make you curious? Then visit us at the Ligna in Hanover from May 22 to 25, 2017. You can find us in Hall 12 on booth D23, together with our parent company Schuko. Appointments and requests for free admission tickets please send to info(at) We look forward to you!

02.2017 LS Automation extends EATON partnership

As part of the Lean Solution partnership with EATON, we are expanding our portfolio by the area of drive technology. LS-Automation also offers products and services in the field of frequency inverters up to a power of 160 kW. This allows us to cover project planning, commissioning and service from a single source. The focus is in the field of plant engineering, where high-quality frequency converters are required both for switching cabinet installation and for direct mounting in the unit.

07.2016 From Warendorfer Str. 7 to Südstraße 10

The "Warendorfer Straße" runs along the former office building. But our restored building is on the side street. To be found more easily, we have applied a change of our street name. From now on we are at home in the Südstraße 10 and look forward to visit you!

04.2016 Moved and inaugurated!

A few weeks ago we moved into our new location with bag and baggage. Boxes were unpacked, workstations were set up, shelves and cupboards were filled in. It was a lot to do! Especially it should look chick for our opening ceremony. We finished on time. It looks really nice!

03.2016 Our new brochure is available!

We are happy about our new brochure in German language:
- "LS Lean Solutions - schlanke und einfache Lösungen aus einer Hand"

Image brochure

02.2016 Our dedication ceremony on 07th April 2016

Until then the last brushstrokes are on the walls and all the furnishings are placed where they belong. Also in the large and bright workshop more and more machines, workbenches, tools, shelves, screws, cables and everything else will be placed. The newly renovated traditional building in the Warendorfer Str. 7 slowly but surely takes shape.

2015-2016 Moving into the "Transparent Swichgear Manufaktur"

Six months ago, the reconstruction works at the Warendorfer Str. 7 in Bad Laer (Germany) started.
From the old factory building of a traditional car manufacturer was created something very special: the first "Transparent Swichgear Manufaktur". Transparency and close proximity to our surroundings right in the center of the health resort Bad Laer is important to us. Whether friends, neighbors, patients, or interested people, we invite you to get to know our work through the large windows. From the 1st February 2016 we officially begin the production and we are already looking forward to the great atmosphere.

09.2015 Partnership with Sophos Ltd.

„Security made simple“ reads the motto of the Sophos Ltd., developer of firewall, antivirus and encryption solutions. For almost 30 years they put on simple concepts when it comes to IT security. We from LS Automation just love lean solutions. For this reason we have decided to use Sophos security software to allow our customers maximum safety and ease of use.

08.2015 Pierre Track Home - Product presentation at IFA

The Pierre Track Home is one of the first device, which is not only able to measure CO2, VOC, temperature and humidity, but also fine dust. Besides being able to represent the indoor air quality by different lightening colors, all data can be displayed and evaluated in an app on your smartphone. Health protection in real-time measurement!

At the fair IFA in Berlin (04. - 09.09.2015) the Pierre Track Home will be present for the first time in Europe.

08.2015 Partnership with CoAsia Microelectronic Corp.

The development and sales partnership with the publicly listed company and semiconductor manufacturers CoAsia Microelectronic Corp., allows LS Automation the collaboration with one of the most professional and most experienced companies, which deliver among other companies such as Samsung, LTG, HTC and Iphone manufacturer Foxconn.

07.2015 LS Automation is partner of Microsoft

A Membership of the Microsoft Partner Network enables LS Automation to extend its expertise in the IT business. Due to the large network of all Microsoft partners, the young company can establish new contacts and expand their own network. Customers not only benefit from a wealth of experience, they receive competent advice from a technology expert, who gets access to the latest software.

06.2015 LS Automation is partner of Lenovo

The development and production of PC, PC-Plus solutions and servers are key tasks of the global company Lenovo. Fast, light and powerful - demands also of LS Automation placed on computer technologies. By partnering with Lenovo, the company gains access to innovative hardware with which LS Automation can respond flexibly to customer needs.

04.2015 LS Automation is a member of the VDMA

As a manufacturer of switchgear and control system the LS Automation GmbH & Co. KG is now a member of the "Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V." The VDMA is one of the largest associations for the capital goods industry. As a service it represents the interests of many medium-sized companies and offers them a large branch network in Europe.

04.2015 LS Automation becomes German Lean Solution Partner

Eaton signed cooperation agreement with the fifth German Lean Solution Partner at the Hannover Messe 2015. As a new "Authorized Lean Solution Partner" LS Automation receives access to brand new technology, such as Prototypes. German State Secretary Daniela Behrens accompanied the signing of the contract.

03/2015 Hannover Fair

The company L&S Automation is an exhibitor at the Hannover Fair. As an exhibitor, we present automation systems together with the company Schuko. In terms of "Industry 4.0", we are presenting the latest generation of automation.
Visit us: Hall 11, C63!

03/2015 A new home

The company L&S Automation is relocating. The former factory buildings of Heinrich Well Meyer in Bad Laer will remain as a "glass factory" until the end of the year. After this, quality switchgear and automation systems (programmed and tested) will be produced on 400 m² space.


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