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 Company nv has acquired COMPAC S.r.l. of Urbino, Italy, an industrial automation solutions provider. The acquisition expands LVD’s portfolio of automation systems for flat sheet and tube laser cutting machinery at a time when sheet metal fabricators are increasingly automating their production processes to improve overall efficiency.