About Luwa

Luwa – Swiss Quality Air Engineering. Worldwide. Since 1935

Luwa stands for well-engineered, innovative systems, plants, and solutions for textile and other industries. Our fields of activity: Textile Air Engineering, Industrial Air Engineering, Eco Engineering, Control Engineering--on the highest level, compliant to Swiss standards.

Put differently: We create the required climate conditions for an efficient operation of manufacturing facilities--as a local partner, worldwide. Our goal: to sustainably improve manufacturing conditions, reduce energy costs, and generate added value. In doing this we look back on 80 years of experience.

As an on-site partner we know local requirements. We command over profound expert knowledge, work reliably and goal-oriented. Luwa service does not end with the implementation of a system--on the contrary: we offer warranty services and support our customers with maintenance duties and supply them with spare parts.

Luwa. Convincingly economical. In proven Swiss quality.

Comprehensive services for tailor-made systems.

Our History

From the pioneer for air and filtering systems in the textile industry. Founded in 1935, Luwa has developed into the world-renown company for industrial air conditioning it is today.

1935 - Founding of the Luwa AG by the brothers Hans and Walter Bechtler in Zurich, Switzerland, with the goal to manufacture and install industrial air conditioning, automated heating, ventilation and filtering systems

1941 - First licence for spinning suction systems and patents for Pneumafil products. Start of today's TAC-philosophy (Total Air Control), and with it an expansion of the product palette

1947-1970 - Luwa realizes the importance of being close to customers in important markets worldwide: opening of branches in Europe, the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and South America

1969 - Sales and Project Engineering in Singapore

1974 - Luwa Engineering Pte Ltd, Singapore was incorporated

1993 - Founding of Luwa India Pvt. Ltd. In Bangalore

1993 - Fusion of Zellweger Uster AG and Luwa AG under the name Zellweger Luwa AG

1998 - Founding of Luwa Forward Air Engineering Ltd. China in Shanghai

2006 - Split-off of the international air engineering branch of Zellweger Luwa AG; Founding of today's Luwa Air Engineering AG

2009 - Take-over of Koenig AG, Oberaach, Switzerland. Expansion of the product palette to include economically and ecologically sustainable heat recovery systems

2012 - Segmentation of business operations into four business units: Textile Air Engineering, Industrial Air Engineering, Eco Engineering, and Control Engineering

2012 - Founding of Luwa Havalandirma Teknikleri ve Ticaret Ltd. Sti. In Istanbul, Turkey

2014 - Founding of Luwa America Inc. In North Carolina

2018 - Acquired by Nederman, merging of Luwa and Nederman Pneumafil textile division.

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