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Wolfgang Lenhardt (motorcycle racer) and Bernd Wagner (master tool maker), establish the company Lenhardt & Wagner and combine their skills and knowledge in the development and manufacture of special exhaust systems for motorcycles.


Bernd Wagner begins selling and servicing high pressure breathing air compressors.


Development of the first LW 450 E high pressure compressor. A three stage, slow running compressor which appears to combine the best features for long life and reliability.


Addition of the LW 160 and LW 225 range of compressors in electric, petrol and diesel versions.


OEM work for Draeger and Auer Berlin (MSA Auer). The cooperation with MSA developed into a fruitful relationship with MSA distributing the L&W compressors under their own name through offices in 130 countries throughout the world.


First LW 450 ES silent compressor. 


Nitrogen compressors developed as part of the growing L&W range of products.


Factory extended to accommodate the increased capacity. Extra building erected to store stock for the compressors.


The production of exhaust systems is dropped and the factory concentrates on high pressure compressors and associated systems.


The long awaited 260 series rolls out as silent [62 dB(A)] and open versions with enormous success.


Introduction of refrigeration dryers for high pressure applications to improve air purification and filter duration. First presence on the world´s largest investment equipment show the Hannover Trade Fair.


LW 260 E compact compressor launched as an economic version especially for sport diving applications


Market diversification into CNG industry. The LW 720 compressor is developed as a CNG (and subsequently an air) compressor. Compressors supplied and installed for NGV filling stations.


The new LW 1300 for Air, N2, and Natural gas is ready and was already sold more then 100 times during the first 6 month of its launch.

The LW 1300 is further developed and now available as Water-cooled booster with a Free Gas Delivery of up to 350 m3 / hour.


January 20th. The opening of LW Compressors + Systems PTE Ltd in Singapore to cover the Asia-Pacific market. 
The Freedom of Choice campaign kick starts at ADEX Show in Singapore.

The LW 100 is on the test bench with great results and will be ready for sale in the second half of 2004.

LW 210 and LW 260 are modified and upgraded to LW 230 and LW 280.


New branch office established in China

Turnover nearly doubled

Agent network extended to Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Korea and Japan


Finished installations for Jurong Shipyard for Seadrill and Atwood oil rigs.


Start to build the new state of the art factory in Germany.


The new factory is finalized and LW Germany is moving in the new facilities in October 2009.


LW Singapore expands into Australia with new distributors and well into Fiji and islands in the south pacific.


LW Singapore has hired 2 more sales and service engineers to keep up with the compressor demand and service support, LW China is in preparation and will open in 2012.


L&W China moved to its new premises in Shanghai.

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