LVD is named after its founding fathers, Jacques Lefebvre, Marc Vanneste and Robert Dewulf. Established in the 1950s, LVD gained recognition as a precision press brake manufacturer. Significant growth in the 1990s, which included the acquisition of Strippit, Inc. in 1998, a U.S. based manufacturer of turret punch press equipment, and the addition of laser cutting products to its portfolio, helped position the company as a leader in laser, punching and bending technology.
Today, LVD offers a full range of integrated products for the global sheet metalworking market. The company has five manufacturing facilities and is active in more than 45 countries following the principle of localized sales and service for each region.
LVD Strippit expands its line of ToolCell automated tool changing press brakes with the ToolCell 220/30 Plus and ToolCell 220/40 Plus. The new Plus models can handle bend lengths of 120” and 157” (3 and 4 m) and deliver up to 240 tons of bending force.
LVD officially launched its new Experience Center (XP Center) in Gullegem on Friday, April 21, 2017 in a special event with Flemish Minister-President Geert Bourgeois and Provincial Governor Carl Decaluwé.