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LEUCO celebrates 40 years in South Africa

 Thursday, January 13, 2022

LEUCO happily celebrates completion of 40 successful years of consistent growth and prosperity in the South African woodworking and manufacturing market.

LEUCO became known in the South African woodworking industry in the 1970s thanks to the successful work of the Plastim company, which was the exclusive dealer for LEUCO tools. In 1981, LEUCO founded LEUCO Tool Industries together with co-owner Hartmut Koestner. The main office was based in Johannesburg with sales and service centers in Durban and East London.

In 1993, LEUCO Durban began manufacturing fixed-tipped carbide router bits and routers, enabling it to offer a local solution for purpose-built tools. In 1997 LEUCO opened a sales office in Cape Town and in 2001 the production facility was expanded and moved to larger premises in Cape Town. This gave LEUCO the opportunity to produce cutter head systems, interchangeable and profile plates and permanently fitted milling tools.

In 2007, LEUCO South Africa was the first woodworking tool company in Africa to manufacture and service diamond tools.

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