Production Through Hole & quality manager
We are proud of our people and our milestones. Read how we grew from a one-man business to become an international SME in electronics.
Ludo Herman Minnekens started a one-man business after a career at Alcatel Bell and Siemens Atea, with his wife as the first employee. Production – traditional population – provisionally takes place in their own basement in Geel in the Winkelomseheide. Siemens Atea immediately becomes the biggest customer. Talk about a healthy spirit of enterprise!
1981 - 1988
The family business expands with the recruitment of a civil engineer and later a further number of personnel members. This is the period in which LHM starts its own development department. A second company is set up: LHM Instrumentation, specifically for measuring equipment.
Construction of its own industrial building at Winkelomseheide 215.
Founding of a third company: LHM Electronics, for development at the customer’s request.
Investment in SMD machines as a supplement to traditional, manual population. Change from a one-man business to a limited company.
Colleague Johan Coomans becomes co-director. Extension of an industrial building with an extra hall.
Establishment of a limited partnership on shares for the benefit of the children. They also work at the company.
International SME. Today LHM NV has a total of approximately 25 employees working on further expansion, with Ludo also still active!