The history of our company is marked by tradition and rapid progress. The company's foundation stone was laid in the Middle Ages. At the close of the 1980s a speedy development started which turned a medium-sized German company into a multinational group within less than a decade. The most important stops on our way to become a global player can be viewed here.
Anthoni Fournier in Nuremberg founded the first workshop for the manufacture of Lyonese Wares.
Fournier's sons established other workshops for the manufacture of Lyonese Wares south of Nuremberg, including one in Roth
This gave rise to several other companies
- Johann Balthasar Stieber & Sohn, Nuremberg
- Johann Philipp Stieber, Roth and
- Vereinigte Leonische Fabriken, Nuremberg
Production of enamelled wire
Change of company name to Leonische Drahtwerke AG, Nuremberg. Production of rubber sheathed cables
Production of PVC insulated cables
Production of power cords (cord sets)
Start of cable assembly manufacturing
Kitzingen plant is built (cable harness production)
Bad Koetzting plant is built (enamelled wire production)
Foundation of the subsidiary Câblerie de Sousse, Tunisia (cable harness production)
LEONI sales office set up in France
Takeover of the former Grundig plant in Neuburg/Donau, Germany (cable assembly)
LEONI sales office set up in UK
Foundation of the subsidiaries and plants worldwide:
Germany, China, Slovania, Slovakia, Serbia, Poland, The USA, Mexico, Italy, South Africa, Belgium, Ukraine, Turkey.
LLC «LEONI Zavolzhie» began its activities in Gorodets. It had the name LLC «Lik-Avto» and was located in the territory of LLC «IVK».
LEONI makes a promising entry into the Russian vehicle market with the acquisition of the international wiring systems division of the automotive supplier Itelma and the supply of 40 percent of the cable requirement to utility vehicle producer KAMAZ in Naberezhnye Chelny.
The transfer to the new building in Zavolzhie (№6 former building of ZMZ) was implemented. This building was refurbished and improved. As the result: new production area, clean and bright rooms.