The roots of Luwa - a success story
Brothers Hans C. and Walter A. Bechtler founded Luwa AG in Zurich to manufacture and install automatic heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems. The Luwa name was derived from the first syllables of the German words Luft, for air, and Waerme, for heat.
License for exhaust systems for spinning machines, patents for the Pneumafil products, launching of the TAC philosophy and upgrading of the product range.
Worldwide growth with agencies and affiliated companies.
Opening of Luwa Engineering (Pte) Ltd. in Singapore as sales office of Luwa Switzerland.
Foundation of Luwa India Pvt. Ltd., as a joint venture between Luwa and Eastern Engineering Co.
Joint venture with the Forward Group in Shanghai, China. Opening of the logistic centre Luwa Forward Air Engineering Ltd.
Take-over of all shares and renaming the company Luwa Air Engineering (Shanghai) Ltd., China.
Opening of sales and service office in New Delhi, India.
Factory expansion in Luwa Shanghai (second facility).
Acquisition of all shares of Luwa India Pvt. Ltd by Luwa Air Engineering AG.
Taking over activities of Koenig AG, Oberaach, Switzerland. Expanding product range into economical and eco-friendly heat recovery systems.