Founded in Switzerland in 1946, LEMO® took its name from the company's founder, engineer Léon Mouttet. Originally a manufacturer of contacts in noble and rare metals, the company took a major step forward in 1957 with the introduction of the push-pull self-latching connector.

 

LEMO Milestones

1946

Creation of LEMO in Morges, Switzerland

1952

Manufacturing contacts of noble and/or rare metals

1954

Manufacturing connectors for electronic cables

1957

Invention of LEMO's push-pull self-latching system and introduction of LEMO's standard metal connectors

1967

LEMO connectors introduced into the American market

1969

LEMO connectors introduced into the Germany market

1970

Standardization of the LEMO 00 NIM-CAMAC Series

1972

LEMO connectors introduced into the U.K. market

1973

LEMO connectors introduced into the Japanese market

1984

Introduction of REDEL® plastic connectors

1985

Introduction of LEMO fiber optic connectors

1987

Increased manufacturing with new factory in Ecublens, Switzerland

1990

LEMO receives SQS Certification according to the ISO 9001/EN 29001 standards

1996

LEMO's 50th Anniversary

2000

Business expansion with construction of new factories in Rohnert Park, California and Munich, Germany

2008

Factory extension in Delemont's manufacturing plant (Switzerland)

2010

New building at LEMO UK in Worthing and factory extension in Budapest - Hungary

2014

LEMO acquires Northwire Inc. in Osceola, Wisconsin

2016

LEMO's 70th Anniversary