LAPP was founded in 1957 by Oskar Lapp with ÖLFLEX® the first industrially produced signal cable in the world. Today LAPP produces cables and conductors for different industries and markets: mechanical and systems engineering, the automotive industry, MSR technology, electrical and installations engineering, EDC and more.
LAPP products are primarily produced in the LAPP’s own production plants. We currently supply 40,000 standard items from stock. We also develop and produce cables and conductors to customer specifications.
LAPP has 18 production sites, 100 outlets, and 40 sales organizations around the world. We employ 3,200 people. We combine the structure of a global network of companies with the distinctive strengths of a family company.
The Lapp Family
Together, Oskar and Ursula Ida Lapp have created a family company with an international reputation and renown. As the founders of a unique industrial success story, they are an example for future generations, employees, and friends.
With hard work and enthusiasm and a clear view of the essential, and with perseverance they are a model of focus, discipline and pioneering spirit – for the good of their customers and the future security of the company. When Oskar Lapp died of heart disease in 1987, the company continued to be led in his spirit. Entrepreneurial foresight, an unwavering commitment to the company’s interests and an absolute demand for quality are his legacy which lives on to this day. His two sons, Andreas, and Siegbert Lapp took over the management of the family business and have led the operation since then with their mother. From their childhood, they have known the business and appreciated the meaning of responsible business behavior.
The history of LAPP is an excellent example of how Germany’s SMEs have managed to expand onto the global stage. In less than 50 years, a small, innovative outfit from Stuttgart has become one of the world’s leading cable technology companies. Learn more about the history of LAPP.